Seventh round of the 2021 Moto3 World Championship

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03 June 2021Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Spain

The loss of Jason Dupasquier, that occurred less than a week ago, left the whole paddock into despair. The motorcycling is a sport that all of us love, but that often turns against, us putting us in front of an extreme sorrow. Our thoughts are still with the Team Prüstel GP, Jason’s family and all his beloved. We try to move on in remembrance of Jason.

The Grand Prix of Italy ended with an excellent performance of Romano, who did a race as protagonist. Indeed he has always been in the leading positions, being often the leader of the race. Only a little mistake in the last lap prevented him from fighting until the last corner for the victory. However he ended in sixth position and that allowed him to gain points that are crucial for the championship. At the eve of the Grand Prix that will be held in Barcelona, Romano is in fifth position with 56 points in the Championship ranking.

The debut of Adriàn on the Mugello track was difficult, but our rookie improved his times session after session, that made us hope for the race. Unfortunately at the San Donato the motor of A.Surra’s bike broke and this created an unexpected slow down. Adriàn at that moment was right behind A. Surra, thus he could not avoid the impact. Luckily none of the two pilots resulted to have damages due to the crash.

The circuit of Barcelona is situated at 20 km from the city homonymous. It is 4627 m long and has 6 left corners and 8 right corners with a straight line of 1047 m. This year the corner 10 has been modified, to improve the security.
Here there are the statements of Romano, Adriàn, and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.

Romano Fenati: “We made a wonderful race in Mugello and unfortunately due to a mistake that I made we missed the podium. Here in Barcelona we did already two days of test and in those days we tried to modify something of the setting of my FR 250 GP. I really like this track and the feeling is really good. I am hard working to accomplish a good result, hoping to reach the podium.”

Adriàn Fernàndez: “I truly like the circuit of Barcelona, thus I can not wait to start the weekend. My team and I are ready to get on track!”

Max BiaggiTeam Owner: “The last grand prix has been quite complicated for all of us, especially for Team Prüstel GP, for the Jason’s family and all his beloved. When such a young guy dies there is not much to say, but it leaves us with a huge feeling of emptiness. I hope, that the weekend, that we are about to live on the Barcelona track, will give to everybody the ability to restart in remembrance of Jason.”


We report the records concerning the circuit of Barcelona, precising that corner 10 has been modified a few months ago, thus this data will not be very useful to make a comparison.
The grand prix of 2020 was won by D. Binder, who preceded T. Arbolino and D. Foggia. The pole position was obtained by T. Arbolino, with the time of 1’47.762 and at the average speed of 154.5 km/h.

Romano started from the fifteenth position, with the time of 1’49.085 ending the race in sixth position. On the track at the outskirts of Barcelona the best result of Romano is a second place accomplished in 2017.

1’47.762 sealed in the qualifying of 2020 by T. Arbolino, represents the Best Pole and the All Time Lap Record. The Best Race Lap was obtained last year by our Romano, with the time of 1’48.702 and at the average speed of 153.2 km/h. 248.5 km/h is the Top Speed obtained by K. Toba in 2019.

Schedule – Local Time (GMT +2)

Below there is the schedule to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing throughout the weekend.

Thursday 03 June
17:00 – Press Conference

Friday 04 June
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3

Saturday 05 June
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3

Sunday 06 June
09:00 – 09:20 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:20 – Race Moto3

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