Paddock radio is talking about Lorenzo Dalla Porta as the possible replacement for Romano Fenati in the Sky VR46 team.
The 20-year old Tuscan rider, who will race with Jorge 'Aspar' Martinez' team in 2017, on the Mahindra, won the title in the 125 class of the Italian CIV championship in 2012 with the Aprilia RS 125 R of team O.R. by 2B Corse-Zack M. He then continued on in the Italian CIV championship for two more years, before moving to the CEV (European championship) in 2015.
He debuted in Moto3 in 2015 with the Husqvarna Factory Laglisse team, competing at the Indianapolis Grand Prix in place of Isaac Viñales.
This year he raced in the Italian GP, substituting for injured rider Philipp Öttl on the KTM RC 250 GP of team Schedl GP Racing, closing in fifteenth place and scoring one championship point. He returned to the track at the Dutch Grand Prix, standing in for injured Jorge Navarro, and closing the race in tenth place.