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Fight for top three tightens in Moto3™

Fight for top three tightens in Moto3™

The Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini hosts an ever closing Moto3™ field.

A soaking wet British GP saw Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent claim a highly celebrated home victory, rewarding the tens of thousands of fan who braved the torrential rain. As Kent battled the conditions, many of his fellow Moto3™ World Championship riders battled to even stay on the bike, the likes of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) falling three times in the race.

Kent’s victory puts him 70 points clear of Enea Bastianini, the Gresini Team Moto3 rider crashing out in Britain. As such Kent heads to Misano with a clear advantage in the 2015 Moto3™ World Championship title hunt, it’s Kent’s to lose. The Brits best finish at Misano came in 2011 when he finished sixth in the 125cc race. Many rounds this year have seen Kent finish on the podium despite a historically underwhelming record.

Now 70 points behind, Bastianini’s hopes of challenging for the 2015 crown have taken a significant blow, but it is mathematically possible for him to recover. Last year ‘The Beast’ battled to a solid fifth in Misano during his rookie season. Even with a near constant podium challenge, Bastianini is yet to take his first win in the World Championship and has again set this as his primary aim for the weekend.

Romano Fenati had been in podium contention during the British GP, but fell in the wet, able to recover 12th. The SKY Racing Team VR46 continues to protect his third place in the championship as well as the honour of being top KTM rider. With 28 points separating Fenati from second and six races left, the battle is very much on for second.

The last two rounds have seen Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) deliver on the potential he has been showing at so many rounds before. A win in Brno was backed up by a third in the tricky conditions of Silverstone and will be aiming for a repeat performance in Misano. As part of the VR46 Academy project, Antonelli has ample experience around Misano from the many training days the Academy holds at the circuit.

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Moto3, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI

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