11 September 2020 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Misano Adriatico – Italy.
In the combined ranking of the first day of free practice on the Misano World Circuit, Romano results to be in thirteenth place while Alonso in twenty-fourth place.
The track has been completely paved, so the pilots have sealed rather interesting times since the first session of free practice. Furthermore, the weather conditions have been perfect in both of the sessions of free practice, with an average temperature that in the afternoon reached 28° in the air and on the ground of 42°. The humidity rate decreases from the one of the morning reaching the 52% throughout the free practice 2.
As always the Moto3 category has demonstrated to be very competitive, Hence in one second there are eighteen pilots. We now analyze the performances of our two pilots.
Romano throughout the two rounds of free practice did thirty laps, evenly divided in the two rounds of free practice. He sealed his best lap in the second round, with the time of 1’43.216 and a gap from the leader of the combined ranking R. Fernandez equal to 0.715 s. With this performance he succeeded to improve his best lap sealed in the morning by 0.793 s.
Alonso also obtained his best lap in the free practice 2, sealed the time of 1’43.845. He has a time gap from the leader of 1.344 s and he did 33 laps in the 80 minutes of the two rounds of free practice.
Here there are the thoughts of the protagonists.
Romano Fenati: “In this first day I feel very confident with the bike, above all I have improved the feeling with respect to the one that I had in Austria. We hope to do a good qualifying tomorrow, because I believe that here in Misano we can reached an excellent result.”
Alonso Lopez: “I think that we are improving a lot comparing to the performances obtained in Austria and in Czech Republic. I also think that this is the path to follow in order to score more points in the race. For what concerns tomorrow, improving a little bit more we will be easily in the top ten. The way to achieve good results is of course working hard and and we are doing it.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The results of today represent a little step forward compared to the ones that we have collected in the last Grand Prix, but we have to improve a little bit more in order to reach the positions to which the Team and our two pilots have to aim. For Romano this is the hometown Grand Prix and this has to represent a further step to improve. For what concerns Alonso I wish that he will improve his feeling with the bike, so that he will decrease gap from the leaders.”