Romano Fenati starts only his third grand prix weekend under amazing pressure – second in Qatar and winning last week in Jerez has whipped the Italian media up into a frenzy, maybe, just maybe, their ‘new Rossi’ could have arrived in the form of sixteen year old Romano Fenati. Will he match his sporting hero? Will his career stall like Ueda, who once also managed the feat of two podiums at the beginning of his grand prix debut? One things for sure it is a glimmer of hope for the Italian Federation for a return to the glory days when good Italian Riders were as common as Spanish stars are now.
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