MotoGP » Moto3: F1 ace Mark Webber on Fenati: “What a talent”


Australian F1 star Mark Webber impressed by talented Moto3 teen Romano Fenati after Jerez win.

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Ich - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 3:06 PM

Does anyone know if Fenati knew the first two tracks?

I reckon track's knowledge will play a rather important role if the guys is ever going to challenge for the championship's win.
And for that, we (I) might be jumping the gun a little bit, after all it's only the second outing.

Dave s - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 3:50 PM

Ich, even if he had raced there before (jerez)he still beat the locals whom grew up on it and as for Qatar it was as new to him as anyone else as a rookie. If your looking for track knowledge advantage wait until they get to Italy.

Fuji - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 6:38 PM

@Ich

Fenati did not know Qatar but did know Jerez from the earlier test they had. He doesn't know Estoril or Le Mans either...But he will be podium material anyway.

. - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 7:06 PM

Just to say. He had never been to Qatar before only done a test at Jerez and never raced in the wet before, I wouldn't worry to much about putting pressure on, this kid doesn't even know why he's fast, pure natural. Let's just hope he's managed right.

Ben1

April 30, 2012 7:32 PM

@T92
He should know some of the Spanish tracks too, he took part in some of the CEV races last year.
But I think it doesn't mean too much, he mentioned in an interview that learning tracks is one of his strengths.

@bikenutter
He didn't make one mistake and won by an incredible margin while others fell constantly. I think it's very impressive from a 16 year-old.

Ich - Unregistered

April 30, 2012 8:18 PM

Thanks for all the answers.

Bikenutter:
yes, Quatar was also impressive, but I wouldn't ascribe Jerez to sheer luck: he kept lowering the race's lap record toward the last laps going faster than the guys who were actually fighting for a position.

You might definitely say that was something stupid to do :D, but it shows that he's very good at finding the limit in tricky conditions and that, at least among the guys left in the field, he was the fastest (Vinales was still there, to name one).

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