14 November 2021 – Circuit Ricardo Tormo – Spain
The 2021 season for the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team, Factory Team dell’Husqvarna Motorcycles, ends with the fifth position of Romano and the twenty-second of Adrian, in the World Championship ranking of the Moto3.
The last race saw Romano cutting the finish line in twelfth position and Adrian in fourteenth. Romano started well from the eighth position, but in race he was not so vivid, therefore he was subjected to many undertakes, unfortunately without managing to come back on the leading group. On the finish line he loses a position, because he passed the limits of the track in the last lap, position that was regained after the penalty of D.Foggia.
After 18 races, 160 are the points gained by our team leader, with 1 Victory, 1 second place, two third places and 3 poles. Thanks to the Poles conquered, Romano obtains the Record of Poles of the Championship. Our pilot brought the Husqvarna on the highest spot of the podium in the race of Silverstone and this victory adds to the one obtain last year on the Misano World Circuit.
For what concerns Adrian, he ends his last race, in his debut year, gaining points for the third time in a row. After Adrian served the double long lap penalty, he did not lose heart and ended the race very close to the long leading group, that preceded him. Six are the times that our rookie ended the race reaching the points and this allowed him to gain 30 points in the Championship. The best result for Adrian is the sixth position, reached on the finish line of the Le Mans Circuit.
The Sterilgarda Max Racing Team, before moving on and focusing on the 2022, would like to thank firstly Romano Fenati, that after two years leaves the Team, after he gifted us with two amazing victories. A thanks goes also to Adrian Fernandez, who leaves us after he debuted this year in the Moto3 World Championship. To both our pilots goes our warmest wish to continue with excellent result in their sportive carriers.
A huge thanks goes to our Main Sponsor, the Sterilgarda Alimenti, that supports this Team yet from its debut year in the competitions and that it has always been at the side of our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
A special thanks goes to our Factory, the Husqvarna Motorcycles, that gives us the honor to represent this historical brand on the track all over the world.
Last but not least, we would like to thank all our sponsors and our partners, thanks to which we lived as season as protagonists.
We leave the floor, for the last time in this 2021, to the comments of the protagonists of this season.
Romano Fenati: “I am happy to end this year and to say that these two years with this team have been amazing. I learnt a lot, probably I learnt more in these two year than in the rest of my carrier. I am happy to move on and to compete in Moto2. I am not happy with the result obtained today, but for me it is fine, because it is not important the position, since now I have to focus on the Moto2. It would have been important to win or to reach the podium for the team. Now we will enjoy a dinner together to celebrate the year and then we will have fun at the gala.”
Adriàn Fernàndez: “Today was a difficult day, since I had to serve a double long lap penalty. The warm up was good and I was confident with myself ,but of course the double penalty did not help. Step by step I managed to gain positions and at the end I finished in fourteenth position. I would like to thank my family, my Team, and all the people that supported me.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The last race of the year left us with a little bit of frustration, because we had the chance to finish the championship in third position in the championship, considering that we were fourth; but the race of Romano today was not one of his usual races. He finished far from the positions that he was capable to obtain and therefore he lost one more position, finishing in fifth position in the championship. It does not represent the way in which we wanted to finish, but now we have to move on and focus on the 2022. It was an intensive year with Romano, we achieved some good and some bad results. I am happy to see him again in Moto2. Adrian, with a double long lap penalty, finished the race gaining points and this is good. For 2022 I wish him all the best and I hope to see him growing up and performing better.”
Results Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana 2021 – Race
1. Xavier ARTIGAS (Honda) 38’30.302, 2. Sergio GARCIA (GAS GAS) + 0.043, 3. Jaume MASIA (KTM) + 0.232,
12. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) + 2.461, 14. Adriàn FERNÀNDEZ (Husqvarna) + 13.298.
Final World Championship Classification Moto3 2021
1. Pedro ACOSTA (KTM) 259 pts; 2. Dennis FOGGIA (Honda) 216 pts; 3. Sergio GARCIA (GAS GAS) 188 pts;
5. Romano FENATI (Husqvarna) 160 pts; 22. Adriàn FERNÀNDEZ (Husqvarna) 30 pts.