Fabio Di Giannantonio heads to Le Mans this weekend just 17 points back from championship leaders Remy Gardner and Sam Lowes after taking a stunning win last time out. 

The Italian led from lap one of the 23 lap race in Jerez and could not be caught as he went on to increase the gap throughout. 

The win means Di Giannantonio has brought himself back into contention at the front of the championship as he was over 25 points down at one stage. 

The 22 year-old’s best result at Le Mans is a third place which came in Moto3, but although he’s not been able to replicate that so far in Moto2, it’s a track he enjoys nonetheless.

"It's a track that I like a lot and we are getting there with great enthusiasm. There is a great desire to focus on us and our performance, taking care of every detail," added Di Giannantonio.

"I am convinced that we can play for the victory there too. I have always done well in Le Mans, I almost won there, I made some podiums (2017), so only good vibes for the next round."

For his Federal Oil Gresini Racing team-mate Nicolo Bulega, it’s been a rough start to the 2021 season with a 22nd and 17th in Qatar, followed by two retirements in Portimao and Jerez.

Bulega also added: "The start of the season hasn’t gone the way we’d liked, but the feeling on the bike at Jerez has improved and – aside from the race – we made some steps forwards. 

"Now more than ever there is some hard work to do in order to be competitive again."