Brno Moto3: Masbou takes last corner victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 17 August 2014 10:41

Frenchman Alexis Masbou took victory in a close fought Moto3 race at Brno which went down to the last corner on the final lap.

Masbou put a hard move on championship leader Jack Miller to take his maiden victory.

Miller, having been pushed slightly wide by Masbou, lost out in the drag to the finish line, crossing the line in fifth place. Miller remains at the top of the championship standings ahead of Alex Marquez and Efren Vazquez.

Italian rider Enea Bastianini finished second, with Brit Danny Kent claiming the final step on the podium after a late charge through the pack.

Marquez, who started from pole and led a large portion of the race finished off the podium in fourth.

Team-mate Alex Rins will no doubt be annoyed with himself as he appeared to sit up as he crossed the line on the penultimate lap while in second place - believeing the race had finished - before battling on the final lap to finish ninth ahead of Isaac Vinales and Romano Fenati.

Fenati was involved in a collision between John McPhee and Jorge Navarro forcing him wide at turn one, while McPhee and Navarro crashed out of the race.

1 25 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 150.2 40'59.759
2 20 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 150.2 +0.157
3 16 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 150.2 +0.187
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 150.2 +0.200
5 11 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 150.2 +0.217
6 10 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 150.2 +0.310
7 9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 150.2 +0.470
8 8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 150.2 +0.549
9 7 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 150.1 +0.910
10 6 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 150.1 +1.009
11 5 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 150.1 +1.042
12 4 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 150.1 +1.061
13 3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 150.1 +1.191
14 2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 150.1 +1.809
15 1 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 150.1 +1.838
16  58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 150.1 +1.944
17  21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 149.4 +12.764
18  95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 149.3 +14.759
19  9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 149.3 +15.179
20  3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 149.3 +15.193
21  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 149.3 +15.258
22  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 148.9 +21.659
23  51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 148.9 +21.721
24  65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 148.6 +26.792
25  55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 148.6 +26.828
26  61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 148.6 +27.033
27  57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 148.0 +36.752
28  38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 146.4 +1'04.397
29  4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 146.3 +1'06.287