Vasilis Panteleakis 3rd Race (pre-moto3) in Imola

Vasilis Panteleakis 3rd Race (pre-moto3) in Imola

The third round of the Pre Moto3 category of the Italian Championship took place at the Imola track. Vasilis Panteleakis had a difficult task in learning the narrow Italian circuit with its difficult technical parts. Unfortunately the time available during free practice was very limited. The red flags constantly disturbed the riders, making things extremely difficult for Vasilis, who nevertheless tried to find his rhythm and proper lines for this demanding circuit. In the end, the limited time in free practice proved to be a significant obstacle in finding the right set-up for the qualifying practice or the races. In addition to that, Vasilis and his team had to deal with several mechanical problems that made things even more difficult. The result was to start both races from the seventh row of the grid.

The start of the first race was not ideal and soon Vasilis found himself fighting for the 26th place. As this was not enough, his motorcycle had once again mechanical problems and he could not push as much as he would have liked. Despite all these, Vasilis fought back and gained five places in only two laps. In the middle

of the race he climbed to 20th place and during the last laps he managed to overtake two more opponents and finished 18th.

Vasilis Panteleakis #3

He significantly improved his times in the second half of the track and after giving several battles, he finally crossed the finish line in 16th place, just 1.5 seconds away from the group that battled for the 10th place.

His presence was much improved in the second race. The start, however, around the slowest drivers in the class again complicated things, but this time his pace was much better, lapping two whole seconds faster compared to the first race!

He significantly improved his times in the second half of the track and after giving several battles, he finally crossed the finish line in 16th place, just 1.5 seconds away from the group that battled for the 10th place.

The next and final race of the Pre Moto3 category of the Italian championship will be held on October 17 and 18 at the Vallelunga track.