ROUND 2 CIV – RMU Racing Team
The second Round of CIV 2019 took place at Mugello, an unlucky weekend in the rain but with good times for the two Moto 3 rookies
Scarperia and San Piero, 27-28 April 2019 – The second weekend of races at the Mugello Circuit has just ended, with the double date of the 2019 CIV Championship. RMU Racing team raced with Andrea Natali for the PreMoto 3 category and with Matteo Boncinelli and Mattia Rato in Moto 3 on KTM. It was a challenging weekend accompanied by poor weather conditions.
Race 1 on Saturday 27 was preceded by difficult Qualifying with some technical problems for Mattia Rato. This didn’t allow him to recover the gap in the race, finishing in 17th position. Good performance and pace for Matteo Boncinelli who ran in 2’00 one second away from the leading group, finishing in 10th position and also getting the top speed of the day.
In the PreMoto 3 class Andrea Natali finished the race in 13th position.
On Sunday, Race 2 took place on a day characterized by rain and hail that made it difficult for competitions to take place. For Moto 3 category, Rato got off to a good start and moved immediately to fourth place, but he pushed himself over the limits and the wet track was not forgiving. He fell in the third lap. Same fate for Boncinelli with a fall on the sixth lap while he was in 10th position. Both had a good pace.
Race 2 PreMoto 3 was unlucky for Andrea Natali with a fall in the alignment lap. This compromised his race, which ended in 14th position.
The next round will take place at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola on 29 and 30 June. At the moment the team has scheduled a test in Imola at the beginning of June.
Alessandro Ruozi, Team Coordinator
“With Boncinelli and Rato we are on the right track, this weekend they have shown that they are able to compete with the timings of the championship. Thanks to teamwork there is ample room for improvement. This first year is essential to gather experience in a difficult category transition. With the wet track Matteo was unable to give his best, while Rato started well but overdid. This is part of the growth path. For both of them times they were good, so we’re satisfied. With Andrea Natali we are trying to work hard after a bad start to the Championship, we will try to make up for it at Imola.”