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For the third time in his career Romano Fenati will start in pole position but doing it at home makes it even more special.
Before 2016, Romano Fenati had a reputation as a Sunday man, someone who raced well but could never quite get on the front row with any sort of consistency. The Italian is doing his best to shake that reputation, taking his third front row start of the year and his second pole of the season. Strategy played a crucial role in Qualifying, as the track was as busier as ever in the Moto3™ World Championship. A 1’57.289 gave the SKY Racing Team VR46 rider a comfortable advantage over the rest of the field, 0.297s ahead of his teammate Andrea Migno.
Fenati always goes well in Mugello, having only finished off the podium once in his previous four visits to the circuit. In 2014 he won the race and will be out to do it again on Sunday. The Italian is currently third in the standings and 35 points behind Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo), victory would help to re-ignite his championship challenge. From his seven career front row starts, only two have converted to podiums: his third in Mugello in 2015 ending in a third place finish in the race and his second at Misano in 2012 also finishing in third.
Romano Fenati: “It’s special, it’s the best pole position when you get it at home. I’m happy and the bike was so perfect in Qualifying, but so was the strategy. My team worked very hard and did a very good job between Free Practice and Qualifying. For tomorrow I hope for victory. Not easy, but hopefully!”
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