The battle for the 2021 Moto3 World Championship will reach a crescendo over the final three races as Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) continues his remarkable pursuit of championship leader Pedro Acosta.
At the same time Honda is now very much in the hunt for a fifth consecutive Moto3 Constructors World Championship
Foggia has been in stunning form in recent weeks, scoring five podiums from the last five races, including two victories, in MotoGP’s closest, most unpredictable category. Following August’s Styrian GP the 20-year-old Italian was 97 points behind Alcoba, now he stands just 30 points off the championship lead.
It’s been an amazing turnaround as Foggia gets to grips with his NSF250RW, extracting the maximum from his machine every weekend. And the omens are good for this Sunday, because only five weeks ago Foggia won the San Marino round at Misano.
Honda’s next best-placed rider in the title chase is Darryn Binder (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW), who stands sixth overall. And the 23-year-old South African is only 15 points behind fourth place, so he has a good chance of a top-four championship finish.
Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) also has high hopes of a good result on Sunday, because he finished an excellent third last time out at Misano. The 25-year-old Italian currently holds tenth overall in the championship chase.
Team-mates Yuki Kunii (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) and Andi Farid Izdihar (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) will both be working hard to get back into the points weekend following a challenging series of races. The 18-year-old from Setagaya and the 23-year-old Indonesian last scored points at Red Bull Ring in August, so they are regrouping and doing everything they can do regain that level of performance.
This is a big weekend for 17-year-old Indonesian Mario Suryo Aji (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) who makes his World Championship debut alongside Kunii and Izdihar. Aji currently competes in the Moto3 Junior World Championship, the gateway to Grand Prix racing, with Astra Honda Racing Team. He recently impressed in this super-competitive series by securing his first pole position, highlighting his burgeoning talent.
Following Sunday’s racing the Moto3 grid returns to action for the year’s final back-to-back races, the Portuguese and Valencia GPs on 4 and 7 November.