Romano Fenati took his third victory of the season to slash Joan Mir’s points advantage from 80 to 55 at the Japanese GP. Fenati was the first of a trio of Italians to mount the podium in Moto3, whilst Mir finished outside of the points.
“The Championship is never lost until the arithmetic confirms it. Today I didn’t think about that. In these days we worked well and in the morning we did a modification which helped us to improve”, began the Italian, who heads to Australia needing to take more than five points off Mir to remain in the title race.
“I felt comfortable on the bike and everything went well. It was not easy, it was very cold and I was totally wet but staying ahead is easier! Why I am so strong on the wet? Probably I trust my team and my bike. I enjoy this victory now but I am also thinking about Australia and Phillip Island is a track I love”.
Fenati’s record in Australia is not amazing, as he has never scored higher than 6th place. On the other hand, Joan Mir has likewise had a poor set of results at Phillip Island, never finishing a race. Honda have never won a Moto3 race and their last win in the lightweight class was in 2005, with Tom Luthi.
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