Jerez MotoGP: Fenati takes first Moto3 win

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 29 April 2012 10:46

Romani Fenati has won the Moto3 race at Jerez by over 30 seconds in only his second race in the Grand Prix paddock.

The young Italian stayed calm throughout the race in tricky conditions, with plenty of damp patches around the track which caught plenty of riders out.

Fenati now leads the championship with 45 points ahead of title favourite Maverick Vinales. Vinales finished sixth after running off track after only a few laps.

Spaniard Alex Rins stretched out a lead and looked odds on to take victory before crashing, allowing Fenati and Louis Rossi to overtake him. Rossi then took the lead, before he too crashed out of the race at turn one.

Fenati seized his chance to take the lead, before Rins again slipped off at turn one.

Both Brits failed to finish the race. Danny Kent high-sided at turn 10 on the first lap along with several other riders and Danny Webb retired with only a few laps to go.

1 25 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 139.2 43'50.885
2 20 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 137.3 +36.139
3 16 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 137.3 +36.895
4 13 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 137.3 +37.061
5 11 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 136.7 +49.036
6 10 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 136.3 +55.857
7 9 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 136.2 +57.505
8 8 27 Niccolo ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 135.9 +1'03.683
9 7 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 135.3 +1'15.351
10 6 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 134.3 +1'35.650
11 5 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 132.9 1 Lap
12 4 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 132.8 1 Lap
13 3 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 132.5 1 Lap
14 2 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 131.0 1 Lap
15 1 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Oral 131.0 1 Lap
16  77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 129.2 1 Lap
17  53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 128.8 1 Lap