CIV ROUND 4 – Sky Junior Team VR46 #RMU
DOUBLE PODIUM FOR ELIA BARTOLINI AND LORENZO BARTALESI AT MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT, BOTH CONQUERING THE THIRD POSITION RESPECTIVELY IN RACE 1 AND RACE 2
Misano Adriatico 29 July 2019, The fourth round of CIV Championship ended yesterday at Misano World Circuit where the seventh and eighth race of the season took place. Both the Sky Junior Team VR46 #RMU riders get the podium in a weekend characterized by variable weather and heavy rains. An uphill start for Elia Bartolini with a fall in FP that caused him severe pain in one hand. This did not allow him to express himself at best in Qualifying and he started from14th position. Eighth place on the grid for Lorenzo Bartalesi.
Race 1 starts with a tricolor flag due to light failure. Riders initial confusion lets Bartolini (Elia) succeed in recovering the gap with the first row and immediately taking the leading group with Bartalesi (Lorenzo). At one lap from the end Bartolini is in command of the group of pursuers with a battle of four for the second position, which he manages to conquer. He is however penalized for exceeding track limits and concludes third. Bartalesi finishes in 11 position.
Wet race on Sunday, with Bartalesi coming from the eighth position on the grid and immediately taking the lead of the race. Bartalesi manages to fight until the last lap and cuts the finish line first. He is however penalized five seconds for overtaking with yellow flag and ends third. Eight place for Elia Bartolini (5th before penalty).
The next round will take place at Mugello Circuit on September 21 and 22.
Elia Bartolini – Rider # 23
“It was a difficult weekend because I hurt my hand in free practice and the weather was not the best. For this I am very satisfied with how Race 1 went, starting in 14 position I finished second. Even in Race 2 with wet condition the feeling with the bike was good and I ended in fifth position. I’m sorry for the penalties but we worked well and I gave my best”
Lorenzo Bartalesi – Rider # 69
“Positive weekend. Race 1 did not go exactly as I wanted because since the first lap the bike was struggling with braking, a pity because I felt I could do well. On Sunday, on the other hand, I immediately found feeling, in fact I finished the race in first position. I’m sorry because I didn’t see the yellow flag that caused me a penalty, however, we have given proof of being able to win and for this I am very satisfied”
Davide Gubellini – Crew Chief
“Great work of the whole team in Misano, where we were able to react well to difficult qualifying. We were ready in every weather condition, Bartolini and Bartalesi proved to be competitive on both dry and wet track”