By Lisa Lewis

Mika Kallio put in a well timed overtake to take his debut Moto2 win at a cloudy Brno on Sunday.

The Marc VDS rider worked his way into contention early on to take his first win since 2008, in the 250cc class, a feeling the Finn called 'incredible'.

At the mid-point of the race the battle for the lead was between Kallio, Terol and Luthi and with Nakagami speeding up to get in the mix for the closing stages.

Kallio took to the front for the second time in the closing stages, keeping his Kalex tight to the corners and creating a gap, leaving the chasing riders no way back as the finishing line approached.

Italrans rider Nakagami tried to conserve his tyres, the opposite tactic to the one he employed in Indianapolis, only to finish second for the second consecutive race.

Third went to Luthi, the Swiss rider feeling capable of the win for Interwetten Paddock, but remained upbeat, happy with his podium after an eighth place start. Luthi was also the first Suter to take the flag.

Pol Espargaro failed to make the best of his opportunity to cut down Scott Redding's championship lead.

Though pushing for the podium on the final lap, the Tuenti HP 40 rider spent much of his race tussling for position, first with championship leader Redding then with Johann Zarco. His fourth place takes just five points from his rival, giving the Briton a 21 point lead heading into his home race at Silverstone.

After passing Redding, Espargaro's defensive lines kept Zarco behind him the Frenchman settling for fifth for the Came Iodaracing Project.

Sixth went to one time race leader, Mapfre Aspar's Nico Terol, ahead of Indy winner Tito Rabat in seventh for the Pons team.

Redding's eighth was damage limitation after a difficult race at a circuit he does not have a great record at.

After using Luthi's ability to surge to the front during the race to his advantage, stalking the Swiss rider as the pair of them cut through the pack, left the Marc VDS man right behind rival Espargaro after seven laps.

Luthi then kept his momentum for a podium finish, where Redding faded a little after battling Espargaro. It is the Brit's highest finish at Brno, beating his previous best of 11th in his 125cc days and his first points finish in the Czech Republic in Moto2.

Simone Corsi failed to find a way past Redding and took ninth for NGM Mobile Racing and was the best of the Speed Up riders.

Jordi Torres also made the top ten for the Aspar team, just ahead of Xavier Simeon in eleventh.

Twelfth went to the improving Danny Kent at Tech 3, his best result to date.

The remaining points went to Dominique Aegerter for Technomag carXpert in 13th, Mattia Pasini in 14th for NGM Mobile racing while Toni Elias fought hard to take 15th for Blusens Avintia.

Gino Rea retired from the race after seven laps.

Julian Simon crashed out of the race on the opening lap, while Steven Odendaal's bike flew out of the action with six laps remaining. Sandro Cortese also failed to finish, his Dynavolt bike cartwheeling out of contention on lap 18.

Alberto Moncayo, Marcel Schrotter and Mike Di Meglio had a massive collision in the closing stages, Moncayo hitting Di Meglio, though groggy and stunned all the riders walked away from the accident.


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