ROUND 1 CIV – RMU Racing Team
The first 2019 Round of CIV ended today, a weekend of growth for the two rookies of RMU Racing
Misano Adriatico, 30th-31st March 2019 – The first weekend of races has just ended at the Misano World Circuit, where it has resumed the Italian CIV Championship. Three riders on track for RMU Racing Team, Matteo Boncinelli and Mattia Rato rookies in Moto 3 on KTM, and Andrea Natali in PreMoto 3 on the new RMU PM3 powered by Yamaha.
Race 1 on Saturday was a good performance for the two RMU riders at their debut. The two Qualifying rounds were challenging for both, Boncinelli obtained the 14th time and Rato 17th time in the combined ranking. Before the start Rato shutdown his bike and was forced to restart from the pit lane. However, the rider managed to finish in 13th position. Good race for Matteo Boncinelli who finished in 6th position managing to maintain concentration and a good rhythm.
In the PreMoto 3 class Andrea Natali is trying to settle on the new RMU PM3. After completing the Qualifying round in 12th position he remained constant in a very demanding Race 1 and finished in 10th place.
In Race 2 the two Moto 3 riders scored points for the Championship. Rato finished in 11th position, while Boncinelli in 12th position.
Undertone PreMoto3 race for Andrea Natali, who finished in 10th position, failing to improve the time of the previous day. Good result in 5th position for Filippo Farioli on RMU customer bike, in his first year in the category with our factory team PasiniRacing.
The next round will take place at the Mugello Circuit on 27th and 28th of April.
Alessandro Ruozi, Team Coordinator
“The change of category is tough but working steadily with Boncinelli and Rato will give us great satisfaction. Rato’s mistake of turning off the bike in Race 1 is acceptable as it is clear that he was very tense. The restart and the final result were good signs. In Race 2, he showed he has the right cards to make a good championship. A very positive weekend for Boncinelli who got a great result at his debut and on Sunday he lowered the detachment from the leading group.
After a bad fall Natali showed his character, but we expect him to show his real value”.