17 September 2020 – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Misano Adriatico – Italy.
The race that we are going to live on the MWC represents the third double race of this 2020, after the two races held on the Jerez track and the ones held on the Red Bull Ring. Racing after just one week, represents for all the Teams a huge opportunity to improve their performances and to move closer to the higher positions of the ranking. As it has been shown in the previous double races, in some cases, possible weather variations could represent an additional difficulty that has to take into account.
Last weekend the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team obtained better results, with the eighth place sealed by Romano, who ended the race with a time gap from the winner equal to 0.928 s. Our pilot took off from the fifth place on the starting grid and he was able to be in the leading positions for the whole race. For what concerns the next weekend, Romano unfortunately will have to serve a penalty because he slowed down too much throughout the free practice sessions. It has to be said that twenty-four out of thirty-one pilots received the same penalty! Specifically Romano will have to remain in the pit, for the first 15 minutes of free practices 2.
For what concerns the race of Alonso unfortunately he fall during the seventh lap in corner 8. The fall has involved other pilots. Since the FIM Steward Panal has given him the responsibility of the crash, during the next race he will to serve a long lap penalty. We take the chance to remind that Alonso made it through the qualifying 1, but in the qualifying 2 he fall during his time attack and this has prevented him to improve his time. For this reason he took off from the eighteenth position on the grid and before the fall he was doing a good come back, showing a good pace.
Here are the impressions of our pilots and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
Romano Fenati: “This weekend there will be the second round on the Misano Circuit. We have to improve our best result obtained in the race and we will surely capable to do it! We need only to work a little bit on the setting of my bike, for to make some adjustments. My feeling is really good and hence we have another chance to do our best. We are ready for the second round on the MWC.”
Alonso Lopez: “I am very excited to have the opportunity to race again on the same track, because I think that we have done a step forward. We need to continue to follow this path, which seems to be the way to be more competitive. I want to be at the level as I finished last weekend, because I believe that this will be crucial in order to be faster. I also think that we can improve in some of spots on the track but we know how to improve.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The homely atmosphere has reawaken our pilots, who in the San Marino GP obtained better results compared to the ones reached in the previous Grand Prixes. Now we need to take advantage of the what we have done last weekend, in order to improve our performances.”
Last weekend, race held on the Misano World Circuit was won by J. McPhee followed by A.Ogura and T. Suzuki. The pole position was obtained by A.Ogura. with the time of 1’41.403 and an average speed of 148.5 km/h. Of the previous records. the only one that has been beaten throughout the San Marino Grand Prix 2020, was the one concerning the Top Speed. As a matter of fact D.Foggia reached the speed of 213 km/h. that is faster than the previous record one by 3 km/h. Let us report the still unbeaten records. From 2018 the All Time Lap Record is owned by J. Martin, with the time of 1’41.823 and an average speed of 149.4 km/h. The Bast Race Lap has been sealed by G. Rodrigo in 2018, with the time of 1’42.381 and an average speed of 148 km/h. 1’41.823 represents the Best Pole, which was sealed by J. Martin in 2018, at an average speed of 149.4 km/h.
We take the chance to remind that Romano won on this track in 2017 and reached the third position in 2012, his first year in the Moto3 championship.
Timing (GMT +2)
Attached is the schedule to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team.
Thursday 17 September
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 18 September
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 19 September
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 20 September
08:20 – 08:40 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:00 – Gara Moto3