Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) hopes to start the second half of the 2021 Moto3 World Championship the same way he finished the first half – winning!
The 20-year-old Italian rode a superb race at June’s Dutch TT to win his second race of the year, four weeks after he’d won at the Italian GP. Foggia was also third in Germany, one week before the Dutch round. This strong run of results has helped move him into third in the points chase, with ten of 19 races remaining.
Honda’s next best-placed rider is 23-year-old South African Darryn Binder (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) who stands sixth overall, with two podiums so far.
Two places further back is 24-year-old Argentinean Gabriel Rodrigo (Indonesian Racing Team Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW), with 19-year-old Spaniard Jeremy Alcoba (Indonesian Racing Team Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) and 25-year-old Italian Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) completing the current World Championship top ten.
Yuki Kunii (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) was making great progress in the early stages of his second World Championship season, battling for points in every race, until he sustained a fractured wrist at May’s French GP.
The 18-year-old from Setagaya missed two races, then returned at June’s Catalan GP, where he finished an excellent 12th, his best result yet. At the last two races he struggled, with his injury still causing him some issues, but the five-week mid-season break has allowed him to fully regain strength and look forward to more points-scoring results.
Team-mate Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) scored his first World Championship points in May’s French and June’s German GPs, finishing 15th. Those results gave the 23-year-old Indonesian a real confidence boost and he will be working to continue his good progress at Red Bull Ring this weekend.