Dennis Foggia continues his podium record in Moto3 with a win in Assen.
Dennis Foggia holds a fairly obscure record in Moto3, he has completed 9 races in 2021 scoring points in only 4 races, he has scored 4 podiums so far this year meaning he holds a record of 100% podium record in races he has scored points. Foggia has been able to end his run of taking a podium before dropping outside of the points the next race and has gone back to back at Sachsenring and Assen, these results have catapulted him up the championship standings to third place overall behind Garcia then Acosta.
We all know the Leopard is the best bike on that grid and it was proven to be true today when no rider was able to get anywhere near Foggia today even in the hot slipstreaming zones with the Leopard machine pulling away from the riders tucked in behind him, this advantage combined with his blistering speed today enabled him to hold off the strong Sergio Garcia and Romano Fenati to take victory. Garcia had a very tough job today as Romano Fenati was all over him with Fenati showing some incredible pace recovering from two long lap penalties to take third place.
We have to say though, the man of the race is absolutely unquestionably Pedro Acosta, the 17-year-old spent last night in hospital after being run over yesterday injuring his back, he returned today starting from P18 on the grid dropping many places at first before battling his way all the way up to P5 at the line eventually gaining a pace thanks to Darryn Binder being penalised with a 3 place demotion meaning he finished in P4, he can do it from the back of the grid, he can do it from pitlane and he can even do it from the hospital, is there anything this KID cannot do?!
He led Tatsuki Suzuki and the Petronas duo of John McPhee and Darryn Binder, all three riders finishing a strong race despite Suzuki being in doubt due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test this morning.
Further back we saw Gabriel Rodrigo finish in P8, the Argentinian rubbing fairings with his incredibly aggressive teammate Jeremy Alcoba early on into the race smashing into one another, Alcoba would eventually finish in P10 after starting from pole position.
A huge shout out goes to Joel Kelso who got off to a blistering start reaching as high as P16 before he had to complete a long lap penalty eventually finishing in P22, a really solid weekend for the Australian rider.
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