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Michelin® Grand Prix of Styria 2021 – Preview

05 August 2021Red Bull Ring – Spielberg – Austria

The long summer break ended and we are back on track this weekend on the Red Bull Ring in Austria, for the tenth round of the 2021 Championship. This track will held two races a week apart one from the other, replicating what already happened last year.

In the last race, held on the TT Circuit of Assen, our Romano obtained an excellent third place, after he served a double long lap penalty in race. Our team leader did not lose heart and showing off all his talent recovered the gap from the leaders pretty fast, after he had served the two penalties. The gap from the winner, after the twenty-second laps of race, is of only 0.207 s. Thanks to this excellent performance, Romano in the ranking of the Championship results to be in fourth position, with 80 points gained.

A little bit more complicated the last race of Adriàn. Indeed after he served a double penalty, unfortunately he run up against a crash, in a fast segment of the track, after he lost the control of his Husqvarna.
Luckily our rookie promptly picked up without reporting any physical damages.

Here there are the comments of our two bearers and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.

Romano Fenati: “I am happy to restart after the summer break. I am ready to come back on track and I think that racing in Spielberg is amazing, since I really like the track. We try to do our best.”

Adriàn Fernàndez: “The vacation ended and I am very happy to come back to race. I trained a lot in this long break and I cannot wait to come back to work.”

Max BiaggiTeam Owner: “It is a little bit strange to have such long break, but after what happened in the last year, this break was useful to recharge a little bit of energies, in order to face this second part of the Championships, with the desire to confirm the excellent result obtained by Romano in the last Grand Prix.”

Statistics

Last year on the Red Bull Ring held two races in two consecutive weekends.
Race 1 of 2020 was won by A. Arenas, who preceded J. Masia and J. McPhee. The pole was obtained by R. Fernandez, with the time of 1’36.277 and the average speed of 161.4 km/h.
Race 2 the victory was obtained by C. Vietti. T. Arbolino and A. Ogura completed the podium. With the time of 1’36.470 and an average speed of 161.1 Km/h G. Rodrigo obtained the pole.

For what concerns Romano, he ended race 1 in seventeenth position, after he started from the thirteenth position, with the time of 1’38.537. He ended the race 2 in seventeenth position. In the qualifying he obtained the time of 1’37.431 and he started from the twenty-first.

The All Time Lap Record is owned since 2019 by T. Arbolino, who obtained the time of 1’35.778 and at the average speed of 162.3 km/h. 1’36.103 is the time that allowed in 2020 A. Sasaki to obtain the Best Race Lap, at the average speed of 161.7 Km/h. J. Mir in 2016, with the time of 1’36.228 and at the average speed of 161.5 Km/h, obtained the Best Pole. The Top Speed has been obtained by D. Oncu in 2020, with the speed of 223.1 Km/h.

Schedule – Local Time (GMT +2)

Here there is the schedule to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing Team this weekend.

Thursday 05 August
17:00 – Press Conference

Friday 06 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3

Saturday 07 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3

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

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