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GP Week : Issue 208
MOTOGP >>> nEWs CLICK HERE To learn more about AGT Lighting Solutions Which Garage Would You Want to Work In? AGT REA Racing uses only AGT Induction Lighting in their garage! Come visit us at any MotoGP race in the Moto2 garage area and see for yourself! www.agtus.org firstname.lastname@example.org “Working in the garage with American Green Technology’s induction lighting is like working in daylight!” mAsbOu CAN COuNT ON RINs Two veteran racers with more than 100 GP starts each won their maiden Moto3 GPs in the Czech Republic and the usA. At Brno Alexis Masbou took a somewhat fortuitous win in his 134th start, emerging at the front of a 16-rider peleton. The Frenchman dashed to the line but only after Alex Rins lost the race under the most embarrassing circumstances possible. Rins zoomed across the line and then sat up and punched the air, only to have a pack of riders blast by him. Realising that he has miscounted the laps, Rins put his head down and went back to racing, but ninth was scant reward. Masbou won from Enea Bastianini and Danny Kent to become the first Frenchman to win a GP since Johann Zarco in the 125cc class in 2011. Alex Marquez moved back into second in the championship by taking fourth and is now 23 points behind Jack Miller, who finished just behind him in fifth. A week earlier Efran Vasquez won his first Moto3 race in 116 attempts at Indianapolis. The Honda rider beat the KTMs of Romano Fenati and Miller, who started from pole position. Marc VDs has marked itself as Moto2’s dominant force, with two wins in two weeks. Tito Rabat dominated the race at Brno, taking an unchallenged win from teammate Mika Kallio. At one stage the Spaniard was more than 4s clear of the field but backed off to take an emphatic win. Kallio was a lonesome second ahead of Sandro Cortese, who likewise was untroubled in third. It was a battle of the Swiss riders for fourth place, with Tom Luthi and Dominique Aegerter engaging in a race long battle. Maverick Vinales staged an amazing recovery after a terrible qualifying session, which saw him start from 17th on the grid. The star rookie rocketed through the pack to start a battle with fellow Spaniard Julian Simon, to take what had looked an unlikely sixth place. As if to underline the superiority of Marc VDS, Rabat had bounced back from a heavy fall a week earlier in Indianapolis, where he struggled in the race to finish fourth. While he was in pain Kallio topped the field, beating Vinales, who was second ahead of Aegerter. All that puts Rabat 12 points ahead of Kallio, 298-196, in the Moto2 points. Vinales is in third on 150. mVDs ON ThE DOublE 19 GPWEEK.com // 19 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: