Sky VR46’s Andrea Migno has taken his maiden Moto3 victory at Mugello’s MotoGP round this morning, crossing the line 0.037s ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio after 19 laps of frantic action where the top 20 were covered by two seconds.
As always at the Tuscan track, the slipstream effect on the start/finish straight played a huge part with a different man leading the race - and almost a different top five - over the course of the last five laps.
Migno wasn’t even in the top five with two laps to go but the Italian was there when it counted, claiming top spot over the line to start the last lap with Giannantonio second, Darryn Binder third, John McPhee fourth and Juanfran Guevara fifth.
After some exchanges into San Donato, Migno and Di Giannantonio were able to pull a small gap which they held until the last corner. Migno gambled that he could get better drive from Bucini to the line and the KTM just had the legs on his competitor’s Honda.
Guevara slipped into the final podium spot at turn seven and defended to the, finishing 0.129s behind Migno with Binder in fourth. Aron Canet was fifth with Team British Talent’s McPhee in sixth place.
Championship leader Joan Mir finished in seventh place and he stays at the top of the points tree with 108 but it was a disaster for Romano Fenati who, after being at the sharp end for the entire race, got busted down to 13th and drops to fourth in the title chase.
Jorge Martin started from 13th after a 12-place grid penalty and led in the early laps but slipped back to 15th place for a point.
Canet moves into second place in the title chase with Di Giannantonio third. Migno moves into fifth with McPhee sixth and Martin seventh.