13 September 2020 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Misano Adriatico – Italy.
The first of the two races that will be ridden on the Misano World Circuit, ended with the eight place for Romano and with unfortunately a fall for Alonso. The race as the whole weekend took place under a clear sky, with a temperature in the air equal to 27°, on the ground of 30° and with ahumidity of 52%.
Throughout the race there have been several changes in the leader of the race and this confirms the excellent level reached by the majority of the pilots on the grid. This time also very little time gaps have been registered as a matter, of fact the first nine pilots on the fish line resulted to have an overall time gap of 1 second. Let us analyze I detail the performances of our two pilots.
At the switching off of the semaphore, Romano did not have a good take off from the fifth position, due to a little issue to the clutch. At the end of the first lap he was in seventh place and for the whole race he had a excellent pace. 1’43.104 results to be his best time, sealed in the penultimate lap. This time is really close to the 1’43.124 that he sealed throughout the tenth lap. Our pilot ended the race with a time gap of 0.928 s from the winner.
Unfortunately Alonso during the seventh lap has been involved in a crash with A. Sasaki, in corner 8. Luckily he did not have any damage, but because he caused the fall of other pilots, in the next race he will have to serve a long lap penalty. Our pilot started off rather well from the eighteenth place on the grid and at the end of the first lap he already gained four positions. Alonso in the few lops done sealed as best lap the 1’43.243.
The opinions of the protagonists of this race.
Romano Fenati: “I am really happy about the race, even if we had some issues with the clutch at the moment of the start. Taking this apart, throughout the race I felt really confident with the bike. Unfortunately we did not succeed to obtain a better result, because we have not been really high-performance for what concerns the top speed. We need to work on the this aspect for the next race here in Misano. We know how to improve a bit more.”
Alonso Lopez: “I am very sad for the overall outcome of the race, because I think that we were doing a very good job this weekend. We will have another opportunity next weekend to do a good race, because I personally think that we have done for sure some steps forward and overall I am driving well. For what concerns next race, we need to improve a little bit more in order to be even more competitive. I would like to apologize to Sasaki for what I have done, but it was completely unvoluntary. I take the chance to thank my Team and all the sponsors that support me.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “I am rather disappointed for the results obtained in this first race here in Misano. The second row on the grid of Romano gave us hope of a better outcome. I have to say that Romano has always been close to the leaders for the whole race. He is our top pilot and with him the whole team aims to reach excellent results in all the races, so I hope this race will enable to improve, so that we can aim at reaching the top five from the next weekend. For what concerns Alonso, unfortunately he fall while he was making a good comeback. It is a good thing that he ended to be uninjured, but the fall has involved other pilots, thus in the next race he will have to serve a penalty.”
Results Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 2020 – Race
1. John MCPHEE (Honda) 39’48.952, 2. Ai OGURA (Honda) + 0.037, 3. Tatsuki SUZUKI (Honda) + 0.232,
8. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) + 0.928, 20. Alonso LOPEZ Crash on the seventh lap at turn 8. Pilot uninjured
World Championship Classification Moto3 2020 – After Race 7
1. Albert ARENAS (KTM) 106 pts; 2. Ai OGURA (Honda) 101; 3. John MCPHEE (Honda) 92;
15. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) 22; 23. Alonso LOPEZ (Husqvarna) 5