2018 Czech Republic Moto2 and Moto3 Sunday Results

Michael Scott | August 5, 2018

2018 Czech Republic Moto2 and Moto3 Sunday Results

Moto2 Race – 19 laps, 102.657 km

The fine track and a fine year of talent meant one of the best Moto2 races for years, fought to the final corner between Red Bull KTM’s Miguel Oliveira and the Kalex of Luca Marini (SKY VR46 Racing Team).

Victory went to Oliveira by seven hundredths of a second, but it was still a great day for Marini, Rossi’s younger half-brother, after his first podium at the previous round in Germany, and his first pole position here at Brno.

2018 Czech Republic Moto2 and Moto3 Sunday Results

Oliveira, wins, Czech Moto2 race 2018. (Gold & Goose photo)

The pair changed places six times in the last lap alone, by when they had narrowly got clear of a group that had been five strong. This left former championship leader Pecco Bagnaia (SKY VR46 Kalex) tooth and nail with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Pons HP40 Kalex), who had come through from eighth on the grid to lead for three laps in the later stages.

Bagnaia hung on to third by less than two tenths, all four over the line within less than a second.

Xavi Vierge (Dynavolt Kalex) had lost touch in fifth, and only narrowly held of second Red Bull KTM rider Brad Binder, who in turn had his hands full fighting Marcel Schrotter (Dynavolt Kalex) and late arrivals Jorge Navarro (Federal Oils Kalex) ad Sam Lowes (SII KTM).

A second behind, front-row starter Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Kalex) completed the top ten.

A second victory gave Oliveira the championship lead by two points from Bagnaia; but erstwhile challenger Alex Marquez (EG-VDS Kalex) was dropping out of contention in third overall after crashing out of a challenging fourth in the race.

MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY
Moto2 Race Classification 2018
Brno, Sunday, August 05, 2018

1 25 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 156.4 39’22.324
2 20 10 Luca MARINI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 156.4 +0.070
3 16 42 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 Kalex 156.4 +0.525
4 13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Pons HP40 Kalex 156.3 +0.745
5 11 97 Xavi VIERGE SPA Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 156.2 +3.362
6 10 41 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 156.2 +3.643
7 9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 156.1 +3.694
8 8 9 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex 156.1 +3.728
9 7 22 Sam LOWES GBR Swiss Innovative Investors KTM 156.1 +4.038
10 6 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 156.1 +5.030
11 5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Boost – Speed Up Racing Speed Up 156.1 +5.153
12 4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ SPA Pons HP40 Kalex 156.0 +5.839
13 3 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Swiss Innovative Investors KTM 155.9 +6.857
14 2 5 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 155.8 +9.473
15 1 24 Simone CORSI ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 Kalex 155.7 +10.054
16 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 155.7 +10.626
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Kiefer Racing KTM 155.7 +10.658
18 16 Joe ROBERTS USA NTS RW Racing GP NTS 155.2 +18.136
19 4 Steven ODENDAAL RSA NTS RW Racing GP NTS 155.1 +19.040
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 155.0 +21.334
21 66 Niki TUULI FIN Petronas Sprinta Racing Kalex 154.6 +28.078
22 95 Jules DANILO FRA Nashi Argan SAG Team Kalex 154.1 +34.570
23 51 Eric GRANADO BRA Forward Racing Team Suter 153.5 +45.169
24 12 Sheridan MORAIS POR Willi Race Racing Team Kalex 152.0 +1’08.853
Not Classified
52 Danny KENT GBR Boost – Speed Up Racing Speed Up 155.5 8 Laps
73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 156.3 11 Laps
13 Romano FENATI ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Kalex 149.9 12 Laps
62 Stefano MANZI ITA Forward Racing Team Suter 154.2 14 Laps
18 Xavi CARDELUS AND Team Stylobike Kalex 149.9 17 Laps
55 Alejandro MEDINA SPA SAG Team Kalex 144.9 18 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
36 Joan MIR SPA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex 0 Lap
64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NED Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 0 Lap
87 Remy GARDNER AUS Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 0 Lap

2018 Czech Republic Moto2 and Moto3 Sunday Results

Moto3 Race – 18 laps, 97.254 km

Di Giannantonio winner of the Moto3 race, Czech MotoGP 2018. (Gold & Goose photo)

Fabio Di Giannantonio was denied a maiden win at the French GP in spite of crossing the line first, thanks to a penalty. There was no denying the Del Conca Honda rider at Brno, in spite of a fearsome race-long brawl and a desperate closing attach by Spanish EG-Honda rider Aron Canet.

The long track and fast corners kept the field packed up close throughout. The top 15 points-scorers were over the line in 2.77 seconds; the top eight in 1.097. Tactics (and sharp elbows) were everything.

The two Honda riders denied a first win to first-time pole-starter Jakub Kornfeil (Prustel KTM), who would nonetheless celebrate becoming the first Czech national to stand on the podium at his home GP.

Leopard Honda rider Enea Bastianini just missed the top three by two tenths, after a canny ride, saving his best for the final laps, coming from 12th at half distance.

KTM riders Gabriel Rodrigo and Marco Bezzecchi took the next two place, the latter regaining the championship lead by just three points from Jorge Martin (Del Conca Honda), who missed this race and possibly also the next in Austria next week after breaking his left arm in a first-day practice crash.

MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY
Moto3 Race Classification 2018
Brno, Sunday, August 05, 2018

1 25 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO ITA Del Conca Gresini Moto3 Honda 149.0 39’09.124
2 20 44 Aron CANET SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 149.0 +0.112
3 16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox PruestelGP KTM 149.0 +0.339
4 13 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Leopard Racing Honda 149.0 +0.560
5 11 19 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM 148.9 +0.771
6 10 12 Marco BEZZECCHI ITA Redox PruestelGP KTM 148.9 +0.896
7 9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 148.9 +1.030
8 8 65 Philipp OETTL GER Sudmetal Schedl GP Racing KTM 148.9 +1.097
9 7 75 Albert ARENAS SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 148.9 +2.034
10 6 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA ITA Leopard Racing Honda 148.9 +2.056
11 5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 148.9 +2.093
12 4 10 Dennis FOGGIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 148.8 +2.359
13 3 22 Kazuki MASAKI JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM 148.8 +2.517
14 2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 148.8 +2.616
15 1 14 Tony ARBOLINO ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda 148.8 +2.770
16 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT THA Honda Team Asia Honda 148.8 +3.674
17 5 Jaume MASIA SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM 148.7 +4.618
18 72 Alonso LOPEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 148.7 +4.870
19 8 Nicolo BULEGA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 148.7 +4.942
20 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 148.7 +4.954
21 77 Vicente PEREZ SPA Reale Avintia Academy 77 KTM 148.2 +12.923
22 71 Ayumu SASAKI JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 148.2 +12.942
23 40 Darryn BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 148.2 +12.956
24 15 Filip SALAC CZE Cuna de Campeones Czech Talent KTM 146.4 +41.511
Not Classified
7 Adam NORRODIN MAL Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 148.8 1 Lap
81 Stefano NEPA ITA CIP – Green Power KTM 146.0 4 Laps
17 John MCPHEE GBR CIP – Green Power KTM 148.9 9 Laps
27 Kaito TOBA JPN Honda Team Asia Honda 145.1 16 Laps

Michael Scott | MotoGP Editor Scott has been covering MotoGP since long before it was MotoGP. Remember two-strokes? Scott does. He’s also a best-selling author of biographies on the lives of legendary racers such as Wayne Rainey and Barry Sheene.

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