GP3 - Maggiora (MXGP of Italy)

5 Luglio 2021


Ivo Monticelli lapped less than a second slower than his KRT teammate to secure ninth choice of gate during Qualifying and, clad in special race-kit from clothing sponsor Alpinestars for his home GP, raced confidently in the top ten for the first four laps of the opening moto before a few minor slips pushed him back to finish twelfth. An early incident in the rain-affected second moto saw him back to twenty-sixth at one stage but he recovered with determination to claim the final championship point of the day in twentieth.

Ivo Monticelli: "The day started well with a good lap in Qualifying and I was feeling positive after the crashes in Russia and England. I am more relaxed in training but I was riding stiff in the first race to finish twelfth after starting tenth. It rained for race two and I had to stop for fresh goggles after ten minutes; that left me twenty-sixth but I came back a little to make the top twenty at the finish. It's not the results I want but I remain positive. At least I finally got points; you need to walk before you can run and I know I have the speed so the results will come".