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A focused race produced Romano Fenati’s first win in almost a year as he ran off and won by six seconds.
Romano Fenati is a changed man in 2016, his Qualifying woes seem a thing of the past as he has started the first three Moto3™ World Championship races from inside the top five. The first two rounds saw him score points just once, but with dry conditions at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas he was able to power to victory again. In the opening laps it was Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) who broke away at the front, Fenati working to simply stay within a second of him. The Sky Racing Team VR46 rider’s determination paid off as Navarro made a mistake at Turn 1, allowing Fenati through.
He took his chance and pushed hard, staying in the mid to low 2’17s as soon as he hit the front. From here we would go largely unchallenged, extending his lead to 6.612 seconds as he crossed teh finish line. Thus Fenati took to the top step of the podium for the first time since the French GP back in 2015, his seventh career victory. He also became the first, and so far only, Italian to win at the Circuit of the Americas. His victory lifts Fenati to third in the Moto3™ World Championship standings, 14 points back on Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo).
Romano Fenati: “In the first part of the race my thinking was that Navarro would go first and far away. But I never gave up and I pushed and push very hard to try and make my rhythm. My feeling with the bike was fantastic since yesterday in the free practice. I didn’t lose concentration and lap-by-lap I tried to make consistent laps.”
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