The Italian Celestino Vietti won the Moto3 race of the French Motorcycle Grand Prix this Sunday, while the Spanish Albert Arenas took the lead in the World Championship thanks to his third place.
Vietti took command of the race in the closing laps and entered the finish line ahead of compatriot Tony Arbolino.
The winner was the only driver at the start to have chosen a hard rubber tire on the rear wheel.
“It was a strange race as I did not expect this result, but we chose the good tire and in the last part of the race, it had more speed than the others,” said the 18-year-old Italian, who achieved his second victory of this race. season.
The Japanese Ai Ogura, who occupied the leadership of the World Cup before this tenth round, could only be ninth and is now six points behind Arenas.
The South African Darryn Binder, winner of the previous race in Catalonia, had to leave due to a mechanical problem when the British John McPhee fell again and is fifth in the championship.
– Classification of the Moto3 test of the French GP held this Sunday at the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans (4,185 km):
1. Celestino Vietti (ITA / KTM) the 22 laps in 37: 37.384, 146.8 km / h on average
2. Tony Arbolino (ITA / Honda) at 0.142
3. Albert Arenas (ESP/KTM) a 0.198
4. Jaume Masia (ESP / Honda) at 0.336
5. Andrea Migno (ITA / KTM) at 0.569
– Provisional classification of the Moto3 World Championship, after ten rounds of fifteen:
1. Albert Arenas (ESP/KTM) 135
2. Ai Ogura (JPN / Honda) 129 pts
3. Celestino Vietti (ITA / KTM) 119
4. Tony Arbolino (ITA / Honda) 115
5. John McPhee (GBR/Honda) 98
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