Romano Fenati continues to hold fourth in the Moto3 championship standings after battling his way to twelfth at Assen. The Italian rookie sustained an injury during the race but kept his head down to secure four points and he is now looking forward to improving at the Sachsenring next weekend.
“We could have done better today, but we still managed to score important points and keep the fourth position in the championship. I hurt my back while fighting with Kornfeil, which didn’t help my chances. We can do better next weekend in Sachsenring.”
Team Italia FMI teammate Alessandro Tonucci is also hoping to bounce back after down in 22nd. The no.19 rider blamed tyre wear for his struggles and is keen to put this race behind him.
“I tried to stick with the front from the very first lap. Once we reached the half-way point, the tyres started to drop and I couldn’t keep my position. It’s disappointing, especially because the team worked really well with my bike. I need to redeem myself next weekend.”
Technical Coordinator Roberto Locatelli feels his riders have learned important lessons from today's race and expects them to benefit from the experience.
“We learned many things from this race, which we need to process before next races: stay away from the ‘brawls’ on track, take better advantage of the slipstream, and qualify closer to the front. Thankfully we can bounce right back next weekend.”