Today’s Moto3 race at Jerez was declared dry and everyone started with slick tires. But the it became a crash fest with damp patches catching out a vast number of riders, so many that it became almost impossible to count (17 at the end), but it was rookie Romano Fenati who not only survived the highly treacherous conditions but did it in a totally dominating way, taking his maiden victory in his second ever GP race. “Fenny” was not only the quickest rider on track (he set his fastest laps in the finale) he rode under the chequered flag with lead of over 36 seconds over Luis Salom who took the 2nd spot on the podium.

Luis Salom who was 19th on the starting grid grabbed the 2nd place on the podium after a three-way battle with Sandro Cortese and Alex Rins. Alexis Masbou took fifth followed by Maverick Vinales who ran through the gravel trap on lap 3 but was able to recover and charge through the remaining field and battle to sixth, but he had to concede the leadership to a superior Fenati. Alberto Moncayo and Niccolò Antonelli who were 7th and 8th respectively followed by Hector Faubel and Zulfahmi Khairuddin who closed out the top ten.

Moto3 Jerez Race Results
  • 01. Romano Fenati — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — 23 laps in 43’50.885
  • 02. Luis Salom — RW Racing GP — KALEX KTM — + 36.139
  • 03. Sandro Cortese — Red Bull KTM Ajo — KTM M32 — + 36.895
  • 04. Alex Rins — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda Moto3 — + 37.061
  • 05. Alexis Masbou — Caretta Technology — Honda NSF250R — + 49.036
  • 06. Maverick Vinales — Blusens Avintia — FTR Honda M312 — + 55.857
  • 07. Alberto Moncayo — BANKIA Aspar Team — KALEX KTM — + 57.505
  • 08. Niccolò Antonelli — San Carlo Gresini Moto3 — FTR Honda M312 — + 1’03.683
  • 09. Hector Faubel — BANKIA Aspar Team — KALEX KTM — + 1’15.351
  • 10. Zulfahmi Khairuddin — AirAsia SIC Ajo — KTM M32 — + 1’35.650
  • 11. Alessandro Tonucci — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — 1 lap
  • 12. Alex Marquez — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda Moto3 — 1 lap
  • 13. Ivan Moreno — Andalucia JHK LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — 1 lap
  • 14. Alan Techer — Technomag CIP TSR — Honda NSF250R — 1 lap
  • 15. Giulian Pedone — Ambrogio NEXT Racing — Oral M3 — 1 lap
  • 16. Marcel Schrotter — Mahindra Racing — Mahindra MGP3O — 1 lap
  • 17. Jasper Iwema — MOTO FGR — MOTO FGR 3 Honda — 1 lap