13 August 2020 – Red Bull Ring – Spielberg – Austria .
A few days after the Grand Prix held on the Brno track, we find ourselves on the amazing Red Bull Ring in Austria, for the fifth round of the 2020’s Championship. The previous Grand Prix ended with the ninth place sealed by Romano, for whom the photo-finish was required. Instead Alonso unfortunately run into a fall rather violent, due to which he reported a concussion, that required a supervisory Tac at the hospital. Luckily, apart from a temporary amnesia our young pilot did not report any other consequence and this weekend he will regularly take part in the race program.
It needs to be said that both Romano and Alonso in the preceding weekend showed a better feeling with the FR 250GP and this will be a good omen for the future. For what concerns the Red Bull Ring, that will be the stage of the next two Grand Prixes, it is a very modern circuit, characterized by few corners and by rather long straight lines, in which the Moto3 go frequently full gas. For this reason it will be very important to pay attention on the braking phase.
Let us now give space to the words of our two pilots and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
Romano Fenati: “I hope that I will be able to improve the result obtained in the Brno race. We have been working very hard to reach this goal. I am very proud of my Team, for all the work that they are doing in order to allow me to perform at my best. We always need to do more, but I am confident to be able to do two fantastic races here in Austria. The track is wonderful and especially it is different from the other tracks.”
Alonso Lopez: “I am very excited to be race this weekend already, because I think to know the things on which I need to work on in order to improve. I think that this track is perfect to improve some details of the setting, though I do not like this circuit.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “I am happy that we will race again this Sunday! In the last race we have obtained some encouraging progresses, for what concerns the feeling of the pilots with the bike. Since the free practice, I expect to see some results that are close to the potentialities of the whole Team. I do not deny that my ambition is to see both the pilots more ahead in the ranking and especially I hope that Romano who has more experience could reach the top five.”
The Austrian Grand Prix of Moto3 that was ridden last year, was held in conditions of wet track. It that occasion our pilot Romano Fenati won the race. He preceded T. Arbolino and J. McPhee. The pole position of 2019 in the Moto3 was obtained by J. McPhee, with the time of 1’36.690. In 2019 T. Arbolino sealed the All Time Lap Record, with the time of 1’35.778 and an average speed of 162.3 km/h. In 2018 L. Dalla Porta sealed the Best Race Lap, with the time of 1’36.307 and an average speed equal to 161.4 km/h. From 2016 the Best Pole is owned by J.Mir, with the time of 1’36.228 and an average speed of 161.5 km/h. In 2017 L.Loi reached the maximum speed ever with a Moto3 on the Red Bull Ring, equal to 220 km/h.
Timing (GMT +2)
To follow is the program of the weekend.
Thursday 13 August
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 14 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 15 August
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 16 August
08:20 – 08:40 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:00 – Gara Moto3