13 May 2021 – Le Mans – France
We ended the last race, less than two weeks ago, with an amazing second place achieved by Romano, which is the result of an excellent race, in which our bearer showed off all his talent. For the whole race Romano was in the leading positions and he succeeded to achieve awesome overtakes, among them the one at the Dry Sac in which he overtook 4 pilots at once! With the twenty points collected in the Spanish Grand Prix, Romano results to be in fourth place in the ranking of the world championship, stepping in the fight for the title.
For what concerns Adriàn, the weekend has not been very lucky. Indeed the weekend started with the communication of the penalty that he received, due to the crash occurred in the previous grand prix, that caused the fall of another pilot. Unfortunately after the qualifying 1 he has been further penalized, because he slowed down too much throughout the session. At the end of the race he had to serve three long lap penalty. In these conditions it was almost impossible to come back, thus Adriàn ended the grand prix in twenty-fourth position. Our young pilot had already showed off evident progresses in the previous grand prix and with the full support of the team he will be able to collect his first world championship points soon.
The track, that will be the stage of this fifth grand prix of the 2021 is the legendary Bugatti, which was built around the track of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Its length is 4.185 m, it has 5 left corners and 9 right corners, with a straight line of 694 m.
Here there are the comments of our two pilots and our Team Owner Max Biaggi.
Romano Fenati: “For the Grand Prix of Le Mans we have to continue to work of this path, in order to continue to improve. We have to work hard, to be in the leading positions. The track is very beautiful and I really like it. For sure we will try to do our best.”
Adriàn Fernàndez: “I really like the French circuit and I can’t wait to start the race weekend. I hope to be able to obtain yet from the beginning a good feeling with the team.”
Max Biaggi – Team Owner: “The Grand Prix of Spain gave us amazing emotions and with the second place of Romano we are at last in the position in which we should be permanently! I expect that also Fernàndez could do some steps forward, that would allow him to do his best throughout the race.”
The race held on the Bugatti last year, which was ridden in a complete different period of the year, was won by C. Vietti, followed by T. Arbolino and A. Arenas. With the time of 1’41.399 and an average speed of 148.5 Km/h, J. Masia obtained the pole.
Romano at the end of the qualifying reached the ninth position, with the time of 1’42.190. Unfortunately during the race a crash with his team mate prevented him to end the race.
On the circuit of Le Mans, Romano obtained a victory in 2015 and a second place in 2016.
For what concerns the record of the track, J. Masia in 2020 obtained the All Time Lap Record, with the time of 1’41.399 and at the average speed of 148.5 km/h. This time represents also the Best Pole. The Best Race Lap was obtained last year by C. Vietti, with the time of 1’41.690 and at the average speed of 148.1 km/h. 226.1 km/h is the Top Speed obtained last year by A. Migno.
Schedule – Local Time (GMT +2)
Here there is the schedule to follow the Sterilgarda Max Racing.
Thursday 13 May
17:00 – Press Conference
Friday 14 May
09:00 – 09:40 – FP1 Moto3
13:15 – 13:55 – FP2 Moto3
Saturday 15 May
09:00 – 09:40 – FP3 Moto3
12:35 – 12:50 – Q1 Moto3
13:00 – 13:15 – Q2 Moto3
Sunday 16 May
08:20 – 08:40 – Warm-Up Moto3
11:00 – Race Moto3