Moto3 Brno: Foggia flies to first Moto3 win

Dennis Foggia claimed his maiden Moto3 win in style at the Moto3 Czech Grand Prix in Brno
Moto3 Brno Grand Prix winner Foggia
Moto3 Brno Grand Prix winner Foggia
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Dennis Foggia pulled out a small advantage coming in to the final corners and left his rivals to fight it out for the remaining places as he took his first win in style in the Moto3 Czech Grand Prix.

The Leopard Team enjoyed a resurgence at Brno with Foggia securing his first win after taking the lead with thirteen laps to go. 

The Italian could not find a breakaway until the final lap when Albert Arenas put a move on Ai Ogura which allowed him to break clear on his Honda to win by 0.205s.

Arenas, riding his Gaviota Aspar with a injured foot after his Andalucia crash, had the championship on his mind as that final move guaranteed him second in the race. The Spaniard was the first KTM over the line.

The number 75 extends his title lead by taking his tally to 70 points. Ai Ogura moves to second in the standings with his third place in the race after Tatsuki Suzuki crashed out. 

Niccolo Antonelli, a previous Brno winner, used his experience to slice through the lead group and claim fourth for SIC58 Squadra Corse.


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That left John McPhee to take fifth. The Petronas Sprinta rider had rode a sensible race to move from 18th on the grid after his qualifying crash to bank some solid championship points - he sits third overall in the championship standings.

Polesitter Raul Fernandez lost his lead almost immediately but remained in the lead pack where he battled to sixth for Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Jeremy Alcoba was once again the best of the rookies, equalling his best finish to date in seventh for Gresini.

Romano Fenati (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) was right beside him in the run to the line - the pair crossed the line separated by just a thousandth.

Stefano Nepa tried to chase down the lead group but could not bridge the gap once he hit the front of the chasing pack. With both Aspar bikes inside the top ten, it still completed a successful day for the team.

Kaito Toba was shuffled back to eleventh on the second Red Bull entry, with Darryn Binder (CIP Green Power) twelfth to see the chequered flag.

Celestino Vietti fought the pain from his stitches that were needed after his podium incident last time out to climb to 13th by the end of the race, just ahead of his Sky Racing VR46 teammate Andrea Migno.

The final point on offer went to Red Bull KTM Tech 3 rider Deniz Oncu.

Gabriel Rodrigo was in contention at the front before some aggressive riding saw him drop down the order. The Gresini rider never recovered. He finished 19th.

Khairul Idham Pawi rode despite picking up an injury in his Saturday crash. The Malaysian managed a 22nd place finish.

Jaume Masia had the other Leopard bike in second when he crashed out with three laps remaining.

There were also falls for Maximilian Kofler, Ricardo Rossi, Yuki Kunii, and Alonso Lopez.

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