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Who is looking to match Barry Sheene’s record in Argentina?

Who is looking to match Barry Sheene’s record in Argentina?

This weekend sees the Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina and you can find all the vital Moto3™ facts and stats right here.

Moto3™ returns to the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit for a second year, and below are a selection of facts and stats related to this event:

  • Romano Fenati won the Moto3 race in Argentina last year, his first GP win since 2012.  This was one of four wins that Fenati achieved in 2014; he also won at Jerez one week later.

  • Fenati received a penalty point for his passing manoeuvres on the final lap of the Moto3 race in Argentina last year, when he made contact with the second and third place finishers Alex Marquez and Jack Miller.

  • Livio Loi finished fourth last year in Argentina, just 0.624 seconds behind the winner Fenati.  This is Loi’s best ever grand prix result.

  • Last year in Argentina Danny Kent crashed at the end of the race, but as he was still in contact with his bike as he crossed the line he was still credited with ninth place.  Following his win in Austin, Kent will be aiming to become the first British rider to take back-to-back grand prix wins in the lightweight-class since Barry Sheene in 1971.

  • Miguel Oliveira did not get off the line last year in Argentina, after suffering clutch problems as he lined-up on the starting grid.

  • Last year at the Argentine GP Jakub Kornfeil qualified in fourth place on the grid, equalling his best ever qualifying result.  He crashed at the first corner of the race, re-started at the back of the field and finished 20th.

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA

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