Wederom een podium finish op Amerikaans grondgebied voor Romano Fenati en het Sky Racing Team by VR46. Na de prima race in Austin was het ook in Indianapolis smullen geblazen. Na twee teleurstellende resultaten in Assen en Sachsenring is het Sky Racing Team by VR46 weer terug te vinden op het podium. Met deze tweede plaats snoept Fenny weer wat punten van Jack Miller die deze keer als 3de eindigde. De overwinning ging naar Efren Vazquez.
Het was weer een tijdje geleden, maar op het podium was de Italiaanse vlag nog een terug te zien in de Moto3 klasse. Romano Fenati pakte de tweede plaats na een indrukwekkende race, vechtend van start tot finish in de kopgroep om het podium. Helaas was de start/finish net een aantal meters te ver weg en kon Vazquez gebruik maken van de slipstream, die op dit circuit centraal staat. Voor Fenati is dit alweer zijn vijfde podium van dit seizoen, na zijn overwinningen in Argentinie, Jerez en Mugello en de tweede plaats in Austin, was er dit weekend weer succes in de US. Met dit resultaat blijft Romano vierde in het algemeen klassement, echter verkleind hij het gat met Miller tot 28 punten, een achterstand die niet onmogelijk is om in te halen. Komend weekend staat alweer de volgende GP op het programma, deze keer is BRNO de host van het MotoGP circus.
ROMANO FENATI “The Honda bikes were pushing harder on the straight and that was key to pull off a good performance in this race. As Miller said, the straight stretch was too long for us, if the finish line had been nearer, it would have been better but in any case it would have been impossible to win with Vazquez so close in the last corner. His bike was much better on the straight, it was running three times as faster as ours. However, I am very happy, I found a good feeling with the bike since Friday and got away with the same spirit we had at the beginning of the season, also because the last three races were not that good and getting back on the podium after the break was important both for me and for the team. Of course the first position would have been better but it was almost impossible. We have moved up in the standings, shortening the distance from Miller and Marquez, and moving a bit away from Vazquez, but we are all very close”.
ROSSANO BRAZZI “This is the ranking Romano deserves. We were unlucky in the Netherlands and in Germany, if he had not crashed, we would have been much further ahead in the championship standings, but unfortunately the races are like that, we are always giving our all in the hope of coming back. Now we do not have to think too much of next races, we must continue to push hard and then we will see how far we will get. Romano was unlucky in the races where he crashed, because he has always given his best. His races are all like today’s, made up of breath-taking overtaking, he always gives his all and is always putting on a spectacular performance. He is really good”.
VITTORIANO GUARESCHI “We have started the second part of the season with a podium and so we did a great job. We have been leading throughout the weekend, also during the race Romano delivered a masterstroke, bringing home the best possible result. Congratulations on him and on Pecco as well who did his best yesterday as well as today. The whole team did a great job throughout the weekend and they set up the bike in a way that allowed Romano to compete for victory until the very last meters of the race”.
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