In Valencia the curtain came down on the 2021 World Championship

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 2021 – Preview

11 November 2021Circuit Ricardo Tormo – Spain

After 17 races completed, we are about to live the last round of this 2021, on the Ricardo Tormo of Valencia. For the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team it will be the time to say goodbye to its current pilots, indeed Romano Fenati and Adrian Fernandez will leave our team and will continue their way in the MotoGP, following other paths.
Before dedicating the time to the greetings there is the last weekend to live! Last year on this circuit two races took place one week apart from one to the other. In the last round, held on the Algarve Circuit our two pilots reached the points.

Indeed in the Algarve GP Romano started from the thirteenth position and cut the finish line in seventh position, after he sealed the second faster race lap. Thanks to the nine points gained, our pilot has regained the fourth position in the World Championship ranking, at twelve points from the third position. The 2021 for Romano has been a year as protagonist, since before the fall of Misano 1 he was fighting for the title. His loot accounts for 1 Victory, 1 second position, two third position, and 3 Poles.

In the previous round Adrian, aftern an excellent third place gained in the qualifying, he cut the finish line in eleventh position. In the seventeen races our rookie managed to reach the points in five occasions, obtaining as best result the sixth place of Le Mans, with wet track. Adrian this year showed off a great speed in mix and wet conditions, therefore the good result obtained in the previous weekend, in dry conditions, represents a huge step forward. In the World Championship he is currently in twenty-third position.

To follow the statements of our two pilots and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.

Romano Fenati: “We are about to live the last race of this 2021 and this for me represents the last weekend with the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team. It has been two incredible years, in which I had a lot of fun on every track with my Husqvarna and for this reason I would like to thank my Team. Currently I am in forth position in the World Championship ranking, but my goal is to do an excellent last race to reduce the gap from the third and to battle for the third overall position. I will try to do my best at every lap!”

Adriàn Fernàndez: “In the last race held on the circuit of Portimao we did a good job and I am really happy of this. For the last race we will be in Valencia, that is a circuit that I really like. It will be my last race with the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team. It was a very wondaful year and for this I would like to thank my Team. I will do my best in this weekend to greet them in the best possible way.”

Max BiaggiTeam Owner: “The 2021 ends as usual on the Ricardo Tormo. I expect a good race from Romano, who is fighting for the third position in the World Championship ranking. For us would be important to end on the World Championship podium. At the same time I hope that Adrian, on a track that he knows well, could do his best and gain other points.”

Statistics

Last year Valencia, for the first since many years, was not the last race of the Championship, even if we competed in the same period of the year. In 2021 here two race were held, one week apart from one to the other.
Race 1 was won by R. Fernandez, who preceded on the finish line S. Garcia and A. Ogura. The pole position was obtained by J. McPhee, with the time of 1’52.252 and at the average speed of 128.4 Km/h. Romano cut the finish line in thirteenth position, after he started from the sixteenth position on the grid. The following week T. Arbolino won the race and S. Garcia e R. Fernandez completed the podium. D. Binder obtained the pole, with the time of 1’38.286 and at the average speed of 146.6 Km/h. After he started from the fourteenth position on the grid, Romano reached the twelfth position on the finish line.

Here the records of the track. 1’38.286 represents the All Time Lap Record, obtained by D. Binder in 2020, at the average speed of 146.6 Km/h, throughout the qualifying of the Gran Prix, therefore this time represents also the Best Pole. In 2020 S. Garcia, with the time of 1’38.858, obtained the Best Race Lap, at the average speed of 145.8 Km/h. J. Kornfeil in 2019 obtained the Top Speed, reaching 237.1 Km/h.

Schedule – Local Time (GMT +1)

Here the timetable to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing this weekend.

Thursday 11 November
17:00 – Press Conference

Friday 12 November
09:00-09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15-13:55 – FP2 Moto3

Saturday 13 November
09:00-09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35-12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00-13:15 – Q2 Moto3

Sunday 14 November
08:40-09:00 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:00 – Race Moto3

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