A negative Saturday, needless to hide it, in the Go Eleven team’s home race; the conditions after the morning seemed the best, but an unfortunate qualifying interrupted by several crashes (with the yellow flag the lap is cancelled) and by a red flag that ended the session early complicated the weekend. Starting from behind, with clear difficulties in overtaking, the race was over right from the start.

Finally, in FP 3, Team Go Eleven returned to the top positions, with a really positive session, both with the race tyre and then in the time attack. A fifth place that has rekindled the enthusiasm after some complicated Rounds in terms of results.

Free Practice 3:
P 1   A. Bautista   1.33.352
P 2   M. Rinaldi   + 0.245
P 3   A. Bautista    + 0.603

P 5   P. Oettl   + 0.785

Qualifying turned out to be really bad luck for Philipp Oettl; yellow flag on the first attempt, traffic on the track in the second, then a good lap in 34 low with a slightly used SCQ, he returns to the pits, and as soon as he sets off for the real lap valid for Superpole, two more yellow flags, then the end of the session was brought forward due to another rider’s engine technical problem. At the end of the session, thirteenth position, without practically having been able to make a real attack to the time, with a nervous and rightly angry Philipp Oettl. Starting from behind, when you have the potential to do much better, condemns you to an tough weekend.

P 1    A. Bautista    1.33.017
P 2    T. Razgatlioglu   + 0.165
P 3    M. Rinaldi     + 0.249

P 13   P. Oettl   + 1.247

The race was decidedly not very exciting, Philipp got off to a good start, then lost a couple of positions in a contact with Scott Redding. From then on he closed the gap to the group battling for the Top Ten, but no overtaking was possible; Locatelli was glued to the front for ten laps, but all the difficulties in finding the right starting point for overtaking, which we have been carrying around since the beginning of the season, were revealed. Two points got, but here definitely more could and should have been done.

Race 1:
P 1    A. Bautista    31’29.279
P 2    M. Rinaldi    + 5.221
P 3    T. Razgatlioglu    + 8.971

P 14   P. Oettl   + 33.210

Philipp Oettl (Rider):

“Today it’s a mixed feeling day, we had a good FP3, but then we have been unlucky in the Superpole. In the race, starting from the back, I really couldn’t overtake. I had a small contact with Redding, i lost a couple of positions, then my Race was over. It’s impossible for me to attack here, I couldn’t overtake no-one. This weekend we made a step on the bike, i feel much much faster than my position, but I couldn’t bring home the result. I am a bit frustrated cause we deserved more . The starting position is so important, every time we are fast, we loose the result for a reason.”

Denis Sacchetti (Team Manager):

“After FP3 we were smiling because the new path, finally, gave us results and we returned to the positions that belong to us. In qualifying we got three yellow flags and one red, with the two tyres, and in just 15 minutes we failed to do a good lap. I don’t believe in bad luck, but this time there’s no more rational way to describe what happened. In the race, unfortunately, with the level of bikes and riders, it’s really difficult to overtake, we had a good pace and Philipp had a good feeling, but it was impossible for him to create the momentum that would allow him to try to overtake. “