The Italian Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) emerged as absolute dominator, of command and command, on the first day of free practice for the Moto3 British Grand Prix, at the Silverstone circuit, by establishing a new all-time record for the category.
Fenati controlled the whole day with sufficiency and at the end of it signed a record of 2: 11,334 With which he lowered the previous fastest lap record that his compatriot Tony Arbolino (Honda) had since 2019, with 2: 11.631.
Nails on very low weather conditionsAs throughout the day, the second batch of Moto3 free practice also began, in which the initial reference, again, was set by the Italian Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) with his morning time of 2: 12.196, which he immediately approached Turkish Denis Öncü (KTM), who rolled at 2: 12.552 on his second lap of the British track.
But the session had only just begun and Fenati did not take long to get to the front of the table, without reaching his morning record, by completing a lap of the British track in 2: 12.481, which then lowered, first by a tenth of a second and then by just over two, the Spanish Izan Guevara (Gasgas).
Between Fenati and Guevara a small fight for the first place who opted in favor of the Italian when he rolled in 2: 11.334, the only one to roll in that second at the time, and in which the Hispanic Argentine Gabriel Rodrigo (Honda) interfered, second between the Italian and the Spanish but more than eight tenths of a second behind the leader.
Slowly the differences were getting shorter And although the veteran Italian rider did not lower his personal best, the Japanese Ayumu Sasaki (KTM) and the Italian Niccolo Antonelli (KTM) did, who were just over one and five tenths of a second, respectively. And as usual in the category, everything changed in the final stage, in which Romano Fenati achieved his new record of 2: 11.334, chased in the same second by Ayumu Sasaki, Niccolo Antonelli, Ricardo Rossi and Dennis Foggia.
Further back, more than seven tenths of a second finished the South African Darryn Binder (Honda), followed a thousandths of a second by Denis Óncü, who had been the initial protagonist of the session, while the world leader, Spanish Pedro Acosta (KTM), was relegated to ninth position, ahead of Rodrigo, his own teammate, Jaume Masiá (KTM), and Izan Guevara, who could not bear the final “pull” of his rivals and was relegated to twelfth position of the day.
Still he finished better than his teammate Sergio García Dols, who finished seventeenth, surpassed by Carlos Tatay (KTM), the British John McPhee (Honda), who was able to improve his morning time after the crash he starred in the morning and that left him far behind in the timesheets, and by the Japanese Kaito Toba (KTM). After Sergio García Dols, Xavier Artigas (Honda) qualified, with Adrián Fernández (Husqvarna), Romano Fenati’s partner, twenty-second, and Jeremy Alcoba (Honda), twenty-second.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.