2017 FIM Moto3 Junior World Champion
Born on 31st October 2000 in Algemesi, Italy
MOTO3 JUNIOR CHAMPION REMAINS IN ITALY
Dennis Foggia (KTM) ensured that the FIM Moto3™ Junior World Championship remained in Italy in 2017, following in the footsteps of his compatriot Lorenzo Dalla Porta as he clinched the title with two races to spare.
Jeremy Alcoba (Honda) made the early season running with a victory and a third place in the opening two rounds at Albacete and Le Mans, whilst back-to-back wins for Alonso López (Honda) at the French round and the first of two races at Barcelona-Catalunya pulled him into direct contention with his fellow Spaniard. However, a spell of inconsistency for the pair was met by a run of three straight wins for Foggia, who took the championship lead with a dominant double in round four at Valencia, before following up at Estoril.
A second place in the first race at Jerez edged Foggia closer to the title and even when he crashed in race two, when he was taken out in the last corner by López, Vicente Pérez (KTM) was the only one of the top seven in the championship to capitalise with a points-finish.
As such, Foggia went into the penultimate event at MotorLand Aragón needing just fifteen points to secure the title. The Junior Team VR46 Riders Academy rider showed his intent in qualifying, scoring his first pole position of the season, before making sure of the championship with second place in a race won by Jaume Masia (KTM).
World title - 2017