PREVIEW – CIV ROUND 1, SKY Junior Team VR46 #RMU

ELIA BARTOLINI AND LORENZO BARTALESI READY TO GET BACK ON TRACK FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF CIV MOTO 3 AT MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT, SKY JUNIOR TEAM VR46 #RMU MAKES ITS DEBUT IN THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Reggio Emilia, March 27th 2019 – After an intense winter test session, CIV Championship will resume this weekend. On Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st, the two races of the first round of the competition will take place at the Misano World Circuit. Sky Junior Team VR46 with the technical support of RMU makes its debut with riders Elia Bartolini and Lorenzo Bartalesi, participating for the second year in Moto 3 category. Bartolini and Bartalesi are ready to race on their KTM bikes after a good debut last year and a demanding period of physical and mental preparation.

The program of the weekend is tight. On Thursday 28th three free practice sessions will take place. Friday 29th consists in free practice in the morning and Qualifying 1 scheduled at 4p.m. Saturday 30th will have Qualifying 2 at 10a.m. and Race 1 at 1.30 p.m. On Sunday 31st, Race 2 is scheduled at 2.30p.m. CIV consists of six rounds that will take place on the best Italian circuits, including, in addition to Misano, Mugello and Imola. Each circuit will host two races per weekend, twelve in total.

2019 Calendar

Round 1: 30-31 March, Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”

Round 2: 27-28 April, Mugello International Circuit

Round 3: 29-30 June, Imola Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

Round 4: 27-28 July, Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”

Round 5: 21-22 September, Mugello International Circuit

Round 6: 5-6 October, Autodromo Vallelunga “Piero Taruffi”

Elia Bartolini – Rider # 23

“From this season I expect to be very competitive right away. I will try to win the championship at all costs. I worked a lot this winter and the tests left us with good feelings. I really like the bike so I can’t wait to get on the track and do my best.”

Lorenzo Bartalesi – Rider # 69

“This year I’ll do my best. I worked hard during wintertime and I feel ready to start. My goal is to stay focused and outdo myself at every race. By continuing to work hard I hope to always be among the top riders and to be able to win.”