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Youngest Ever Hat-Trick for Pedro In Jerez

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Record breaker Pedro Acosta takes the win in Jerez to become the youngest ever rider to win a hat-trick and his 100% podium record means he is now the only rider in the entire 72-year history of Grand Prix racing to secure 4 podiums in the first 4 races.

Pedro's win however was bitter-sweet for team manager Aki Ajo when team mate Jaume Masia got taken out. The race came down to a climatic last corner. Öncü lost control under braking into the hairpin and unfortunately collided with Masia, taking both riders down and outside of the points by the time they were able to remount and make along the start straight to the finish.

After just four rounds, the 16-year-old now leads the hotly contested Moto3 category by a huge 51 points - more than two Grand Prix wins! Shooting star Acosta was joined on the podium by Husqvarna Factory’s Moto3 veteran Romano Fenati as runner-up aboard his MOTOREX-maintained FR 250GP.

The Italian was straight into a close and tense dispute for the lead and didn’t drop out of the top five for the duration of the race. On the final lap he was able to use his experience and held a tight line into the final Turn 13 hairpin and powered to 2nd place for his first podium trophy of the year.

KTM

Romano Fenati: “Today the bike was fantastic. I lost a bit of time at the start of the race just through my style and trying to keep the gap with the others. By the end I was faster but there was quite a bit of wind and it was difficult to be alone at the front. It was easier to manage the race in the pack. The last corner here is always crazy! I’m really happy with the bike and now we have to continue like this with podium results and hopefully soon a win.”

Husqvarna

Romano Fenati: “Today the bike was fantastic. I lost a bit of time at the start of the race just through my style and trying to keep the gap with the others. By the end I was faster but there was quite a bit of wind and it was difficult to be alone at the front. It was easier to manage the race in the pack. The last corner here is always crazy! I’m really happy with the bike and now we have to continue like this with podium results and hopefully soon a win.”
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