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29 days ago
By motogp.com

Fenati Interview: “There’s no shortage of overtaking!”

The most experienced rider in the SKY Racing Team VR46 squad spoke to motogp.com about 2016 and beyond.

Romano Fenati currently sits third in the Moto3™ World Championship, showing much better consistency than in previous years. Each of his World Championship campaigns has seen Fenati run towards the front and challenge for the top spot in at least the first top ten. In 2016 he has 80 points, five top tens, two poles and two podiums, including his great win in America.

Third in the Moto3™ World Championship standings and always towards the front, were you expecting such a season?
“The expectations are always high, so yes, I would say that we expected to always be towards the front. We have worked hard this winter and already last season we were committed to improving everything that was limited us.”

We are heading for the eighth race of the year, Binder looks very strong and Navarro is injured. You’re third but have shown you can beat them both this season. How do you approach the rest of the year?
“In the end the best will win, but there are still ten races which is a lot, and anything can happen. What I am sure of is that, besides me, Binder and Navarro, there are others who are strong and won’t give up. I think it will be hard till the end.”

Between the two, Binder and Navarro, who has been the toughest opponent on track?
“Binder is at present the most consistent and has a strong team behind him, and he is the main opponent. But even among the Italians there are so many strong riders as we’ve seen in recent races. There’s no shortage of overtaking!”

"Go to Moto2 and continue the project I started in 2014 with the SKY Racing Team VR46"

The future. You are one of the more experienced riders in the lightweight class, will you stay or move on?
“The goal for next season is to go to Moto2 and continue the project I started in 2014 with the SKY Racing Team VR46. The work we have undertaken in recent years has grown a lot and in the off season surely I will focus on training to prepare myself for the new category.”