Romano Fenati suffered the toughest day of his short Grand Prix career when he crashed out of the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. The Italian clashed with Danny Kent on lap 14 and also got involved in a collision with Louis Rossi as he recovered, taking him out altogether.
The 16 year old is disappointed to have lost the championship lead but has promised to make up for Sunday's disappointment at Le Mans in two weeks time.
“What an unlucky day. After touching with Kent, I lost contact with the front group, and while I was coming back, Rossi hit me with a wrong manoeuvre. I’m really disappointed, because I could have still collected important points for the championship. I’ll make it up next time, as I’m continuing to learn new things every day.”
Team Italia FMI teammate Alessandro Tonucci has made a similar vow after finishing a lowly 18th at Estoril.
“It was a tough week-end, as I learned I need to start closer to the front to be able to play my cards. I tried to come back, but I nearly crashed out with 10 laps to go at Turn 3. After that, I couldn’t get any closer and score some points. I’ll bounce back in Le Mans.”