Moto3 rookie Enea Bastianini and his Nolan X-802R claimed today at Circuit de Catalunya his career-first Grand Prix podium thanks to a fantastic second place finish, after a hard-fought race who saw the young Italian racing with the right mix of intelligence and grit Thanks to this result, Bastianini is now in eighth place in the overall Championship standings with 45 points.
ENEA BASTIANINI, NOLAN X-802R
“I am very happy, it’s been a fantastic race from the beginning! I fought hard at the front and in the end I also managed to win the battle for second place. Too bad only that Marquez was able to go away, but we couldn’t really keep his pace. Yesterday getting my first front row was a dream, but now I'm living a dream even bigger! It’s very nice to be already at this level: honestly when I made my debut in the World Championship I was confident that I would succeed, but only in the final part of the season; we are a bit in advance ... and it’s better! I want to thank very much the team, because they are teaching me so many things and they are helping me to grow: in this Championship the level is very high and to be competitive you must always be at the maximum also with the bike, and the team is doing an amazing job. This podium is dedicated first and foremost to my parents, who have allowed me to be here, and to the whole team”.