The world championship opened with the classic, very balanced Moto3 race. The other Italians: Rossi 15, Bertelle 17, Fenati 19, outside Farioli
March 26, 2023
The first Moto3 race confirmed its high tension: a small group of 13 riders, then reduced to 10 at the end of the race battled for all 19 laps. Big players were the winner Daniel Holgado, the other two on the podium David Munoz e Diogo Moreira but also Rueda, Masia, Sasaki, Artigas and the our Stefano Nepa.
Nepa, seventh at the finish, was the first Italian. A great top race a few months after the very serious leg injury in Malaysia. These are his words to SKY immediately after his arrival: “I didn’t never gave up, I already said it from the first day I was in the hospital in Malaysia, classic Moto3 race, fire starts, it’s not easy, 19 laps went by in an instant, a couple of times I had a couple of strange thoughts about Malaysia , at 3 and 12 we arrived side by side, many contacts, but as a first race, as a return, that’s fine. I thank the family, my team and especially my trainers Dino and Eleonora who are in front of the TV, I’m happy, I’m not 100% but I’m here”.
Another one race within a race was that of Sea Tenth. The Turkish rider’s bike went out on the grid and he had to leave the pits: a furious and exciting comeback was born, lap after lap Oncu recovered until he was back on the leading group in the last lap. He finished tenth, with a couple of more laps he could have climbed back towards the podium again. He always drove like this…
To report a bad accident who saw involved Kelso e Baggy. The former has hit violently the second after the finish line. Kelso was taking off his visor protection and didn’t notice that the winner had slowed down to celebrate. Kelso crashed on the finish straight and remained there for a few minutes, in pain but able to move. Holgado suffered no consequences.
Negative the evidence of other Italians: Rossi 15th, Bertelle 17th, Fenati 19th. The rookie Farioli retired on the fifth lap, after a crash and after restarting.
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