Isaac Vinales happy with fifth consecutive points finish
Jack Miller (Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda) had a strong ride to seventh in the Moto3 race – won by Alex Rins (KTM) – after running with the leading group during the early stages. The Australian’s spectacular, aggressive riding saw him move into second on lap three but as the race wore on he was unable to match the pace of the leaders, losing touch through the track’s faster sections. During the latter stages he found himself all alone. His result puts him seventh overall in the World Championship as the Moto3 class begins its midseason break.
Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda) enjoyed a frantic battle to get into the top ten for the first time since May’s French GP. The young South African saw his chance at the final corner, where the two riders in front of him were arguing over the same piece of tarmac, which allowed Binder to slip through on the inside, moving from 11th to ninth as the chequered flag awaited. Binder now sits eighth in the overall standings, just one point behind Miller.
Isaac Vinales (Bimbo Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda) was the next Honda man across the line, finishing 12th, a fraction ahead of Romano Fenati (San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda). Niccolo Antonelli (GO&FUN Gresini FTR Honda) scored the final point in 15th position.
Isaac Vinales, Bimbo Ongetta-Centro Seta: 12th
“Once again it was a race of groups, with a lot of fighting for the top ten. I started well and the idea was to hook up with the leading group as the race progressed, but the fight in the second group with seven riders passing each other was fun, continual overtaking makes it difficult to impose your own rhythm. Anyway, I’m happy to have scored points in five consecutive races. Now I want to take advantage of the break to train hard for the Indianapolis GP circuit which is very interesting.”
Source: Honda Pro Racing