Romano Fenati

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Romano Fenati
Romano FENATI - SKY Racing Team VR46 - Moto3 2014 - Le Mans (14217028891) (2).jpg
Fenati at the 2014 French Grand Prix.
Nationality Italy Italian
Born (1996-01-15) 15 January 1996 (age 21)
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Current team Marinelli Rivacold Snipers
Bike number 5
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Moto3 World Championship
Active years 20122016
Manufacturers FTR Honda, KTM
2016 championship position 10th (93 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
79 7 15 3 8 654

Romano Fenati (born January 15, 1996) is a Grand Prix motorcycle racer from Italy. He is a former championship runner-up of the Italian 125GP series, and he has also competed in the Spanish 125GP series.

Career[edit]

Fenati was born in Ascoli Piceno.

Moto3[edit]

2012[edit]

For the 2012 Moto3 season, Fenati signed with Team Italia FMI riding an FTR Honda. At Round 1 in Qatar, he finished 2nd in his debut race. He then went on to claim his first victory at the second race of the season in Jerez, Spain. In doing so, Fenati became the first rider since Noboru Ueda in 1991 to take two podiums in his first two Grand Prix starts. He finished at 6th position for championship.[1]

2013[edit]

The 2013 season was disappointing for Fenati as he did not record any podium finishes, with his best position being 5th. He finished 10th in the final championship standings, with 73 points.

2014[edit]

For the 2014 Moto3 season, Fenati signed with Valentino Rossi's Sky Racing Team by VR46. It was an up and down season for Fenati, as he scored four podiums in the first six races and ultimately recorded four wins during the season. However, inconsistent results ultimately left him in 5th position in the championship with 176 points.

2015[edit]

The 2015 season was also an under-performance for Fenati. Though he maintained some consistency finishing in the top five in eight races – including a victory at Le Mans. Poor qualifying positions for Fenati resulted in the loss of vital points, and he finished the season with 176 points – as he did in 2014 – but placed one position higher in the standings.

2016[edit]

Fenati started the 2016 season with a pole position at Qatar, however he only managed 4th in the race. He finished in 20th in Argentina, before his first win of the season in the United States. He was seventh at Jerez, before a second-place finish at Le Mans, losing out to Brad Binder by 0.099 seconds. Fenati qualified on pole at Mugello, but failed to finish the race. He was fourth in both Catalunya and Netherlands, before a pointless 18 position in Germany. Fenati was banned from racing in Austria by his Sky Racing Team by VR46 as a disciplinary action (for fighting with the engineers). On 16 August the VR46 team terminated their contract with Romano for 2016 and 2017 seasons stating behavioural issues in conflict with team policy as the reason behind the split.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Bike Team Number Races Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points Position
2012 Moto3 FTR Honda Team Italia FMI 5 17 1 4 0 2 136 6th
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda San Carlo Team Italia 5 17 0 0 0 0 73 10th
2014 Moto3 KTM SKY Racing Team VR46 5 18 4 6 0 3 176 5th
2015 Moto3 KTM SKY Racing Team VR46 5 18 1 3 1 1 176 4th
2016 Moto3 KTM SKY Racing Team VR46 5 9 1 2 2 2 93 10th
2017 Moto3 Honda Marinelli Rivacold Snipers 5 1 0 0 0 0 11 5th
Total 80 7 15 3 8 665

Races by year[edit]

(key)

Year Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos. Pts
2012 Moto3 FTR Honda QAT
2
SPA
1
POR
Ret
FRA
Ret
CAT
9
GBR
7
NED
12
GER
24
ITA
2
IND
5
CZE
8
RSM
3
ARA
Ret
JPN
10
MAL
20
AUS
6
VAL
18
6th 136
2013 Moto3 FTR Honda QAT
15
AME
Ret
SPA
9
FRA
7
ITA
Ret
CAT
15
NED
14
GER
13
IND
9
CZE
18
GBR
12
RSM
10
ARA
8
MAL
9
AUS
14
JPN
5
VAL
11
10th 73
2014 Moto3 KTM QAT
12
AME
2
ARG
1
SPA
1
FRA
Ret
ITA
1
CAT
5
NED
18
GER
Ret
IND
2
CZE
11
GBR
16
RSM
11
ARA
1
JPN
7
AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
VAL
14
5th 176
2015 Moto3 KTM QAT
Ret
AME
8
ARG
8
SPA
6
FRA
1
ITA
3
CAT
8
NED
5
GER
4
IND
4
CZE
6
GBR
12
RSM
4
ARA
3
JPN
28
AUS
6
MAL
5
VAL
Ret
4th 176
2016 Moto3 KTM QAT
4
ARG
20
AME
1
SPA
7
FRA
2
ITA
Ret
CAT
4
NED
4
GER
18
AUT
DNS
CZE GBR RSM ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
10th 93

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Lisa (29 April 2012). "Fantastic Fenati romps to first win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Maverick Viñales
European 125cc
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Matteo Ferrari