Moto3 2021
Round 8

Foggia On Podium, Izdihar In The Points

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This afternoon Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) came within 0.259 seconds of winning his second Grand Prix of the season, after battling for the lead throughout.

Foggia On Podium, Izdihar In The Points

The race was another thrilling Moto3 showdown, with a huge lead pack fighting for position around this tight and twisty circuit. There were many incidents, some of which had a real effect on the result, including a pass that Jeremy Alcoba (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) made on the penultimate lap. The 19-year-old Spaniard exceeded track limits before the manoeuvre, which moved him into third place. However, he was sanctioned one place for his track-limits offence, which demoted him to fourth and promoted Foggia to third.

Foggia’s third podium of 2021 (the 20-year-old Italian won at Mugello and finished second at Jerez) moves him from tenth in the World Championship to sixth.

Alcoba was disappointed to lose his podium but accepted the penalty with good grace. Fifth place went to Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW), the 25-year-old Italian finishing less than half a second behind the winner.

Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) also had a great ride, leading on many occasions and finishing seventh, just 0.647 seconds behind the winner. However, the 23-year-old from Chiba was demoted one place for exceeding track limits on the final lap.

The incidents during the 27 laps included the collision that took out Yuki Kunii (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) during the early stages. Kunii was riding a great race in the front-running group until he was knocked off. That was a major disappointment for the 18-year-old from Setagaya who stood to learn plenty from riding a full race with the leaders.

Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) recovered from a difficult qualifying session yesterday to cross the finish line in 15th place, for another World Championship point. The 23-year-old Indonesian made some mistakes in the early stages, which lost him positions, but other riders dropping out of the race moved him up the order.

Moto3 now heads to Assen, for next week’s Dutch TT.

Dennis Foggia
Dennis Foggia 7
Leopard Racing
I’m so happy to be on the podium because I was at the front through all of the race, which was my goal. This was another crazy Moto3 race! Pedro [Acosta] overtook me on the last lap but I am happy with third because it moves me to sixth in the championship. Thanks to the team, my family and to everyone that supports me.

Andi Farid Izdihar
Andi Farid Izdihar 19
Honda Team Asia
The weather conditions changed a lot for the race, compared to warm-up and the qualifying sessions. Today was windier and it was more difficult to manage the speed in these conditions. But the main problem was that I made some mistakes at the beginning, and I lost the group.  With references I can stay in the group but alone I struggled to maintain the rhythm. Finally, I finished the race in P15 but with many crashes in the front group. I know that it's not the position I deserve. But I will continue working to stay with them on my own merits.

Yuki Kunii
Yuki Kunii 92
Honda Team Asia
I’m disappointed. For the first time I think I made a good start. I was riding comfortably inside the top group, confident with the bike. I think I was managing the race accurately, not overusing the tyres and taking the minimum risks. But in the last corner of lap four, [Jaume] Masia touched me and I crashed. Maybe the reason I crashed is I didn’t push too much in a crazy environment. That is an experience for next time.

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