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Fenati: “The race will be a big group”

Fenati: “The race will be a big group”

For the first time in his four-year World Championship career, Romano Fenati will start a race from pole.

Romano Fenati has never been known as a strong qualifier, before the Motul Grand Prix of Japan he had started on the front row just twice. But, on his 67th Grand Prix start the Italian will line up on the first spot of the grid, no longer having to fight his way through the field. The Italian’s 1’56.484 is a new pole record for the Moto3™ World Championship, all of the top six were able to drop into the 1’56 bracket. With times so close, Fenati is expecting a classically tight Moto3™ race on Sunday.

Fifth is Fenati’s best result at the Japanese GP, achieved in 2013 when he started from 26th on the grid. No doubt his dramatically improved Qualifying result will thrust him into contention for the win on Sunday. It’s mathematically possible for the SKY Racing Team VR46 rider to win the 2015 Moto3™ World Championship, but he is primarily focusing his efforts on beating Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo), taking third in the standings and cementing himself as the top KTM rider. Since the introduction of the new KTM frame and swingarm in Misano, many of the KTM riders have seen a major improvement in performance especially during races.

Romano Fenati: “Strange day for me! Yesterday we weren’t so fast but we made a good job with the team. Today the bike was really really good and we had a great feeling and my feeling with the S tyre was good. I made a good lap time, for tomorrow the race will be a big group and very difficult I think. There was a small crash and luckily nothing serious. Tomorrow for sure a big group, the other guys are very very fast especially Antonelli, Bastianini and Kent, also Oliveira and Navarro. Very tough tomorrow!”

Moto3, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, QP, Romano Fenati, SKY Racing Team VR46

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