(Motorinformed.com) – Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) crowned his Moto3 dominance at Silverstone with victory at the British Grand Prix. The veteran had dominated all practice sessions and also led all laps in the race. With Fenati, Niccolo Antonelli (KTM) and Dennis Foggia (Honda), three Italians stood on the podium (on the result).
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Romano Fenati is third in the World Cup and is 69 points behind
“I’m not happy,” jokes Fenati after this performance. “No, of course I’m very happy! I was first in every practice session. The race was fantastic. Thanks to the work of my team. Now we have to think about the next race. It won’t be easy to manage another weekend like this. That but is the goal. “
At the start of the 17-lap race, Fenati immediately took the lead from pole position. Pedro Acosta (KTM) and Sergio Garcia (GasGas) started from the eighth (penultimate) row and had a race to catch up. Fenati immediately accelerated and tried to pull away from the field.
Antonelli stayed with Fenati in the early stages while a gap opened up behind him. Garcia was already twelfth after the first lap and Acosta 15th. As a result, an Italian trio took the lead: Fenati, Antonelli and Andrea Migno (Honda).
Migno said goodbye to the top group in lap 6 with a technical problem. At this point, Fenati and Antonelli were three seconds ahead of their pursuers. Acosta had meanwhile worked its way up to tenth place (scroll through all the action in the ticker!).
The World Cup leader, like Garcia, was involved in the tough fights in the second group of pursuers from tenth place. Neither of them had a chance on the podium. At the top, Fenati couldn’t shake Antonelli off. The two veterans were the fastest drivers in the field.
Romano Fenati leads every corner
Antonelli did not launch a single attack, but followed Fenati like a shadow. But in the end Fenati was able to pull out the decisive tenths of a second. He started the last lap with a one-second lead and drove home the victory with confidence.
Antonelli had to let go on the last lap. From behind, Izan Guevara (GasGas) and Foggia came closer in great strides. Antonelli crossed the finish line in second place and Foggia prevailed against Guevara in a duel for third place.
“My hand is still broken,” said Antonelli about his injury to Spielberg 1, which meant that he had to skip Spielberg 2. “I just followed Romano and didn’t want to give up. I’m very happy about this podium.”
Fourth placed Guevara was followed by Tatsuki Suzuki (Honda), Jaume Masia (KTM), Darryn Binder (Honda), Deniz Öncü (KTM) and Riccardo Rossi (KTM). Carlos Tatay (KTM) was able to prevail in the second chasing group and finished tenth.
This group fought hard until the end. Acosta took eleventh place. But Garcia lost a few positions in the last lap and did not collect a World Championship point in 16th place. As a result, Acosta increased its World Championship lead to 46 points (compared to the overall World Championship standings).
The Austrian Maximilian Kofler (KTM) was at the bottom of the field. More than 50 seconds behind, he finished 25th and last.
The next Grand Prix will take place on September 12th in MotorLand Aragon (Spain).