Moto3: Fenati triumphs in flooded Misano

Published: 10 September 2017

Romano Fenati has run an almost flawless race from start to finish to take victory in the San Marino Grand Prix by a whopping 28 seconds from championship leader Joan Mir, in a rain-struck race that saw more crashers than finishers.

Fenati, Mir and Jorge Martin set the pace early to break away from the leading group, big big moments from both the chasers saw them drop back out of contention before a crash then dropped Martin out of the race altogether.

That left Fenati untouchable at the front, with Fabio Di Giannantonio coming home in third to make it two Italians on the podium at home. Philipp Oettl was fourth, ahead of Niccolo Bulega and the crashed but remounted pair of Bo Bendsneyder and Jakub Kornfeil. Albert Arenas, Andrea Migno and replacement rider Jaume Masia rounded out the top ten.

Brit John McPhee was among the crashers, joined by Bastianini (twice), Rodrigo, Atiratphuvapat, Suzuki, Kornfeil, Norrodin, Bendsneyder, Dalla Porta, McPhee, Antonelli (twice), Danilo, Guevara, Martin, Bezzecchi (twice), Sasaki, Arbolino, Toba, Zannoni, Canet and Pulkkinen.