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Di Giannantonio Ends Wait for Maiden Win

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Fabio Di Giannantonio - Brno - Race Winner
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Fabio Di Giannantonio finally claimed his first Moto3 Grand Prix victory at Brno to revive his world championship hopes. The Italian, who has endured many close-calls when chasing victory, including being stripped of the win after the chequered flag at Le Mans, edged out Aron Canet and home favourite Jakub Kornfeil to take a popular first win.

Di Giannantonio was the sole representative for Gresini in the absence of injured championship leader Jorge Martin but most of the Czech supporters had their eyes on polesitter Kornfeil. The PruestelGP rider briefly opened up a one-second advantage early on but once the chasing pack had closed in, a leading group of over 20 riders was established.

As the race entered its latter stages, three had emerged as the strongest contenders for victory with long-time leader Aron Canet following Kornfeil and Di Giannantonio. The decisive move came at the start of the final lap with Fabio outbraking the Czech into turn three, a move that Canet would also carry out to snatch second moments later. With his two immediate rivals delaying each other, Di Giannantonio had enough breathing space to claim victory ahead of Canet with Kornfeil taking a well-deserved podium.

Enea Bastianini battled his way to fourth ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo while Marco Bezzecchi kept his composure to take a hard-fought sixth, a result that moves him back into the championship lead. Marcos Ramirez was seventh ahead of Jerez winner Philipp Oettl, another rider to lead at one stage, while Le Mans winner Albert Arenas saw off Lorenzo Dalla Porta for ninth.

 

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