Moto3 2021
Round 12

Foggia Takes Aim At Championship Top Three

gb Silverstone Circuit

Two weeks after a superb ride to third in the Austrian Grand Prix, Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) contests the British Grand Prix, aiming to further boost his chances of a top-three Moto3 World Championship finish.

Foggia Takes Aim At Championship Top Three

The 20-year-old Italian has been one of the top performers at the last six races, with two victories and two further podiums aboard his NSF250RW. Despite difficult outings in the other two races he now stands fourth overall in the 2021 series, just five points away from third place.

The MotoGP paddock did not visit the historic Silverstone circuit because the British round of the championships was cancelled due to the global pandemic, so Foggia’s last ride at the track was in 2019, when he finished eighth, just 1.210 seconds behind race winner and NSF250RW rider Marco Ramirez.

The NSF250RW’s excellent handling and steering make it the ideal machine for Silverstone, which is dominated by fast and flowing corners.

Honda’s next best Moto3 performer so far is Darryn Binder (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) who is currently sixth overall, with two podium results.

Yuki Kunii (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) had an up-and-down time at the last two races – the Styrian and Austrian GPs – both staged at Red Bull Ring. In the first outing the 18-year-old from Setagaya rode his best-ever Grand Prix, taking the chequered flag in eighth place. Next time he missed another points-scoring result by two tenths of a second.

Team-mate Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) won’t compete at Silverstone because of problems processing his visa from Indonesia due to the COVID-19 situation.

Next stop for Moto3 riders and teams is the Aragon and San Marino Grands Prix on 12th and 19th September.

Yuki Kunii
Yuki Kunii 92
Honda Team Asia
I’ve never been to Silverstone and not even to England, so this is my first time for both. I have already watched many videos of previous races and practices at the circuit and I have studied the track from the map. The layout looks quite technical and it’s a much longer track than the circuit in Austria. My target will be to focus on my riding style and to try to improve, as always. The main thing will be to understand the layout as quickly as possible and find a good feeling between me, my bike and the circuit. 

Andi Farid Izdihar
Andi Farid Izdihar 19
Honda Team Asia
This week I cannot travel to England, so I will keep training at home to prepare for the next race in Aragon. I would like to wish good luck to everyone in Honda Team Asia for this weekend and I hope they enjoy themselves in working to get good results. 

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