The Italian round of the Moto3 World Championship did take place in Mugello. Jorge Martín took pole position but he got 12 place grid penalty. So it was John McPhee who started from the first place on the starting grid. Joan Mir and Fabio Di Giannantonio started from the front row too.
Nicolo Bulega, Juanfran Guevara and Romano Fenati were in the second row. From the row number three started Marcos Ramírez, Bo Bendsneyder and Tatsuki Suzuki.
Due to his injury from the previous round Gabriel Rodrigo was unable to start to this race weekend.
It was Fabio Di Giannantonio who took the lead when the race was started. Romano Fenati was behind him, then Ramírez and also Martín who had great start from P13.
The race was full of action, lots of moves, lots of overtaking manoeuvres. On top there was a group of 21 riders and they went together the whole race until the end! It was unbelievable to watch it.
The order was changing in every single turn. Once a rider was for example P2 and in the other turn he was suddenly like P18.
With 13 laps to go the wild card rider Edoardo Sintoni did retire from the race. Later Jules Danilo crashed.
The big battle on top was in the progress and there was a different leader in every lap, actually in every turn. Once it was Martín who was in the lead, then Di Giannantonio overtook him, then also Mir tried it to go to the lead.
It was a race full of action and battles and even in some corners riders went there in 8 next to each other.
A few laps to go it was mainly among Migno, Ramírez, Canet, Di Giannantonio, Guevara, Binder. Also John McPhee was there.
In the last lap Tatsuki Suzuki, who was doing great job there the whole race, and Albert Arenas crashed.
Andrea Migno went to the lead and tried to push to be able to keep it until the end. Because lots of riders were behind him and anyone could be able to overtake him from the slipstream.
But Migno kept it and he achieved his first ever career victory. It must have felt great as it was on his home track. Fabio Di Giannantonio completed the Italians double. Juanfran Guevara was third and so he took his first ever podium.
Darryn Binder finally managed it without any crash until the end and he finished on great 4th position. Aron Canet was 5th, John McPhee 6th, Joan Mir 7th, Ayumu Sasaki took great P8. Marcos Ramírez and Nicolo Bulega completed top 10.
Enea Bastianini, Bo Bendsneyder, Romano Fenati, Philipp Oettl and Jorge Martín were on points too.
Unfortunately the Niccolò Antonelli’s bad luck continues as he was 16th.
Joan Mir keeps the Championship lead with 108 points. Aron Canet is 2nd with 74 points and Fabio Di Giannantonio has 71 points and he is 3rd. Then Romano Fenati and Andrea Migno have 68 points both.
No relax for the riders as next Grand Prix weekend is already next week. They all will go to Barcelona for the Catalan GP.