Moto3 Silverstone Course: Dennis Foggia does the right thing for the championship!

For the comeback from the summer break, the Moto3 Grand Prix at Silverstone gave us a few surprises, with an unexpected pole man and several championship leaders forced to go through Qualifying 1.

Diogo Moreira (KTM, MT Helmets – MSI) took pole position for the first time in his Grand Prix career. He is the first Brazilian to qualify on pole position in 125cc/Moto3. He will be trying to get on the podium for the first time in Moto3, but only three riders have won from pole at Silverstone in Moto3 since 2012: Maverick Vinales (2012) in an FTR-Honda, Alex Rins (2014) in a Honda i Romano Fenati (2021) on a Husqvarna.

Second in the championship, Izan Guevara (GASGAS, Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) have placed second, which is the seventh time (and fourth time in a row) since the beginning of the year that they have placed in the top three. He has been on the podium on the last four occasions, including three wins. He will attempt to become the first rider to take seven consecutive Moto3 podiums since then Brad Binder in 2016.

Ryusei Yamanaka (KTM, MT Helmets – MSI) will start third, which is the first time he has placed in the top three. He will try to get his first podium in Moto3.

After going through Q1, Riccardo Rossi (Honda, SIC58 Squadra Corse) qualified fourth, matching his best qualifying result since the start of the season in Argentina where he finished P4, which is also his best result of the year so far. Stefano Nepa (KTM, Angeluss MTA Team) will start fifth, his best qualifying result since fourth place at the Catalunya GP last year. Deniz Oncu (KTM, Red Bull KTM Tech3) will complete the second row, still looking for their first win.

Third in the championship Dennis Foggia (Honda, Leopard Racing) qualified seventh, his worst result since finishing 12th in Portugal earlier this year. He will try to win for the second time this year, with Indonesia. Finished P3 last year at Silverstone in Moto3.

After passing Q1, the championship leader, Sergio Garcia (GASGAS, Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team), could only reach 11th place, which is the third time since the beginning of this year that he has failed to make the top nine, as Austin (where he crashed and retired) and Assen (where he finished P3), while he is only 3 points ahead of his teammate Izan Guevara who will start from the front line…

Lorenzo Fallon (Honda, SIC58 Squadra Corse) will start 16th.

What will this 17-lap race hold for us on the longest circuit of the championship, under blue skies and with temperatures of 21° in the air and 37° on the ground?

While waiting to find out, a reminder of previous references:

Silverstone Moto3™

2021

2022

FP1

2’12.196 Romano Fenati

2’12.868 Sergio Garcia

FP2

2’11.334 Romano Fenati

2’10.939 John McPhee

FP3

2’10.619 Romano Fenati

2’10.713 Tatsuki Suzuki

Q1

2’11.713 Gabriel Rodrigo

2’11.458 Riccardo Rossi

P2

2’11.325 Romano Fenati

2’10.951 Diogo Moreira

Heat

2’11.779 Romano Fenati

2’11.299 Deniz Oncu

career

Fenati, Antonelli, Foggia

Foggia, Masia, Oncu

registration

2’10.619 Romano Fenati (2021)

When the red lights go out… Diogo Moreira retains the advantage of his pole position but Izan Guevara took command from the second corner before being overtaken by the two starters from Team MT Helmets – MSI.

However, even before the end of the first round, it is Deniz Oncu who leads a still very compact peloton.

As usual in the category, we go back and forth at every turn, and we have to wait until the third lap to see a group of eight riders fall apart slightly: Guevara, Suzuki, Oncu, McPhee, Sasaki, Foggia, Moreira and Garcia.

David Muñozwho likes Fabio Quartararo he had to make a long lap, lost about a second: a valuable indication for the French driver…

The leading group is caught by the peloton but still leading it Izan Guevarathis time, very tentatively, in front Deniz Oncu.

James Masia sets the lap record and appears in the top 6.

Dennis Foggia takes the lead 12 laps from the finish but has to quickly hand it over to his teammate tatsuki suzuki then to Deniz Oncu for a small mistake.

However, the Leopard rider regains control 10 laps from the finish, ahead of the two KTMs of Deniz Oncu and one James Masia gone 21!

tatsuki suzuki rejoins the fight though Dennis Foggia takes the opportunity to escape with almost 7/10 ahead of the furious group that also includes David Muñoz who has already recovered the time lost in the Long Tour.

Under the impetus of Deniz Oncuthe package is updated Dennis Foggia on the next pass and everything has to be redone for the Italian driver.

We fight shoulder to shoulder in the following rounds, whileIvan Ortolawho started 18th, took the lead three laps from the checkered flag.

This is the time when a fall destroys the chances of Sergio Garcia i Ayumu Sasaki : the championship probably just changed!

Approaching the final lap, Deniz Oncu front door Ivan Ortola But Dennis Foggia i James Masia overtake the Turkish driver.

James Masia took command but then lost to the Leopard pilot, whileIzan Guevara make a mistake, like a few moments later tatsuki suzuki then David Muñoz !

An impressive final with the eighth victory of his career Dennis Foggiaas almost always with these young drivers!

With the abandonment of the two leaders of the championship, the latter did a good business in the general classification, while James Masia has been the author of an impressive comeback and that Deniz Oncu takes his first podium of the season in Great Britain.

Lorenzo Fallon eventually finishing 13th, after a race in the second group.

British Moto3 Grand Prix results:

Championship classification:

Qualifying credit: MotoGP.com

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