Roman Fenati has become on its own merits the revelation of the year in the MotoGP World Championship 2012. The young Italian from Moto3 Team Italia FMI already started to take a place in the headlines when the first day of the preseason IRTAs in Jerez was the fastest. But I don't think the most optimistic were thinking of such a good start to the season.
Roman Fenati He was born on January 15, 1996 in Ascoli Piceno, he measures 1, 61 and weighs 61 kilos. He ran his first race at the age of seven, at the San Marino circuit and made his debut in 2010 with a thirteenth place in the Italian Speed Championship. But 2011 would be his best year with the runner-up in the CIV and the achievement of the European Speed Championship in Albacete.
Since the World Cup started in Qatar, the young Italian has always been in front. Let's remember that in the free practice of the first race he did sixth, twelfth and second, without knowing the circuit. He qualified for the race in sixth position, just over six tenths from pole and in the race he was second, just over four seconds behind Maverick Viñales.
Yesterday, Roman Fenati completed a perfect weekend after all the complications that the rain brought. First, twenty-first and fifth in free practice, he qualified in tenth place, just over second and a half. But in the race, in very tough conditions, he managed to stay on top of the bike to win with an impressive advantage of more than 36 seconds. You could tell that Jerez already knew him preseason.
The last victory of an Italian in the small category it goes back to 2009 when Andrea Iannone won the 125cc Catalunya Grand Prix. And if we go back to the last victory of the Italian Federation team, you have to go until 1987, Fausto Gresini at the Misano Grand Prix.
It reminds me a lot of Maverick Viñales, which arrived last year and appeared almost out of nowhere, without knowing the circuits and with great confidence rubbed shoulders with the rest of the 125cc grid. Very careful that Romano Fenati can give more than one surprise. Or not, because he has already given it …
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