27 September 2020 – Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya – Spain
The Grand Prix of Catalunya for the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team has been a race full of satisfactions, because both our pilots have ended the race in the top six.
Both Alonso and Romano indeed show off spectacular come backs, ended on the finish line with the fifth and sixth positions respectively. Both of them were really close to the winner of the race D. Binder.
Alonso took off from the sixteenth position on the grid and due to an unlucky start ended the first lap in twenty-third position. With a constant pace he reached the leading group, ending his amazing come-back obtaining the fourth position at three laps from the end. At this point, Alonso and a group of other 4 pilots took a consistent gap from the pursuers and this has allowed Alonso to fight for the top five and to end the race with the best seasonal result. It needs to be underlined that in addition to the excellent come back he ended the race with a little gap from the winner, equal to only 0.386 s! Alonso at the third lap sealed his best time, equal to 1’49.049 that results to be the sixth faster race lap.
For what concerns Romano, after taking off from the fifteenth position, thank to an excellent pace he succeeded to keep the position during the first lap. At the end of the third lap, with the time of 1’48.702, our pilot sealed the fastest race time, that represents the new track record. Romano did the race showing off an amazing feeling with the bike and with this track. This has allowed him to lower the gap accumulated in the first laps from the leading group and to end the race with a gap of 1.436 s. It needs to be highlighted that in the last lap, the two pilots who proceeded him have received a penalty, because they have passed the limits of the track and thanks to that Romano reached the sixth place.
Let us leave the floor to the protagonists of this weekend on the Circuit of Barcelona.
Alonso Lopez: “I’m very happy about today, because we’re working well and improving, and this is important as we attempt the second part of the season. I am very confident with the bike and we can still make a few steps. I want to dedicate this race to the team, for all their effort and for all the sponsors who have supported me so far.”
Romano Fenati: “I am satisfied with the result obtained today, because we had some issues at the start like we had in the first race in Misano. We stayed in front throughout the whole race but at the end some overtakes have disturbed me. The overall position at the end is not so bad. Now we have to look forward to Le Mans and to try to do our best there.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The one reached today represents the best result for us, because both Alonso and Romano reached the top six. I am really happy for Alonso, who is starting to get closer to the leading positions. Today, he ended the race ad only 3 tenth from the winner and this is an excellent result. We hope since from the next race we can confirm with both our pilots these results.”
Results Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya 2020 – Race
1. Darryn BINDER (KTM) 38’32.507, 2. Tony ARBOLINO (Honda) +0.103, 3. Dennis FOGGIA (Honda) +0.157,
5. Alonso LOPEZ (Husqvarna) +0.386, 6. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) +1.436
World Championship Classification Moto3 2020 – After Race 9
1. Ai OGURA (Honda) 122 pts; 2. Albert ARENAS (KTM) 119 pts; 3. John MCPHEE (Honda) 98 pts;
12. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) 57 pts; 20. Alonso LOPEZ (Husqvarna) 16 pts