Migno claims maiden win in Moto3

The Italian, on a KTM, snatched the win by a margin of 0.037 seconds from compatriot Fabio Di Giannantonio on a Honda with Spain's Juanfran Guevara in third.

Italian Andrea Migno celebrates on the podium after winning the Moto 3 Grand Prix at the Mugello race track.   -  AFP

 

Italy's Andrea Migno claimed his first victory in the Moto3 category on Sunday, winning in front of his home fans in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

The 21-year-old, on a KTM, snatched the win by a margin of 0.037 seconds from compatriot Fabio Di Giannantonio on a Honda with Spain's Juanfran Guevara in third.

Migno rides for Sky Racing Team VR46, the outfit founded by local hero Valentino Rossi, who came to congratulate the youngster at the end of the race.

"It's incredible. Honestly, it's not sunk in yet," Migno said.

Spain's Joan Mir, who came seventh, continues to lead in the overall standings with 108 points, with another Spaniard, Aron Canet, second on 74 points.

World championship leader Maverick Vinales goes off on pole position ahead of Rossi in the MotoGP race later.

Pasini wins Mugello Moto2

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Mattia Pasini celebrates on the podium after winning the Moto2 event.

 

Mattia Pasini thrilled the home crowds at Mugello on Sunday as the Italian clinched victory in a three-way struggle for the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix.

Pasini roared his Kalex over the line to beat Switzerland's Thomas LŶthi by just 0.052secs while Spain's Alex Marquez flew over third at 0.136secs in a tight finish.

The trio had engaged in an epic cat-and-mouse struggle over the last 10 laps of the rolling track with its tight turns allowing multiple takeovers and long straight seeing the three open a gap on the field.

But the Italian hit the front just at the right time.

Another Italian, Franco Morbidelli, was fourth, 3.6 seconds adrift, to maintain his lead in the Moto2 season standings with 113 points after six races so far.

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