With close races like this becoming a constant affair at the Moto3, its quite understanding why fans for these races are increasing day by day. Today’s race takes the number one spot for the closest race yet. The race was won by Maverick Vinales by a mere 0.020 seconds and the top three podium winners were within a minuscule 0.071 seconds of each other. Vinales had been on top the entire weekend and so was his close competition Sandro Cortese. The change or should we say the surprise for this race was Romano Fenati who was charged up being his home race and kept pace with the leaders.

The race was not a easy win for these three either. There was constant shuffling of places between Vinales, Cortese, Efren Vazquez, Alex Rins, Fenati, Niccolò Antonelli and Danny Kent. The deciding moves were done by Vinales and Cortese with just five laps left in the race with the green signal from the pits to go for it. The duo almost instantly broke away from the pack with only Fenati managing to keep pace with them. The last laps saw the trio slipstream and exchanging positions and saw Fenati in a last desperate attempt try a different line for the finish but managed only a close second with Cortese a close third.

Moto3 Mugello Race Results
  • 01. Maverick Vinales — Blusens Avintia — FTR Honda M312 — 20 laps in 39’57.374
  • 02. Romano Fenati — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — + 0.020
  • 03. Sandro Cortese — Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team — KTM M32 — + 0.071
  • 04. Niccolò Antonelli — San Carlo Gresini Moto3 — FTR Honda M312 — + 5.788
  • 05. Danny Kent — Red Bull KTM Ajo Factory Team — KTM M32 — + 5.836
  • 06. Efren Vazquez — JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 5.860
  • 07. Alex Rins — Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 — Suter Honda MMX3 — + 5.906
  • 08. Jakub Kornfeil — Redox Ongetta Centro Seta — FTR Honda M312 — + 18.195
  • 09. Zulfahmi Khairuddin — AirAsia SIC Ajo — KTM M32 — + 19.232
  • 10. Hector Faubel — MAPFRE Aspar Team Moto3 — KALEX KTM — + 19.308
  • 11. Niklas Ajo — TT Motion Events Racing — KTM M32 — + 35.855
  • 12. Alexis Masbou — Caretta Technology — Honda NSF250R — + 35.872
  • 13. Adrian Martin — JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 36.175
  • 14. Kevin Calia — Elle2 Ciatti — Honda NSF250R — + 36.195
  • 15. Michael Ruben Rinaldi — Racing Team Gabrielli — Honda NSF250R — + 36.270
  • 16. Alessandro Tonucci — Team Italia FMI — FTR Honda M312 — + 36.285
  • 17. Alan Techer — Technomag CIP TSR — TSR3 Honda — + 36.446
  • 18. Toni Finsterbusch — Cresto Guide MZ Racing — Honda NSF250R — + 36.651
  • 19. Isaac Vinales — Ongetta Centro Seta — FTR Honda M312 — + 51.252
  • 20. Danny Webb — Mahindra Racing — Mahindra MGP-3O — + 57.030
  • 21. Jack Miller — Caretta Technology — Honda NSF250R — + 57.136
  • 22. Simone Grotzkyj Giorgi — Ambrogio NEXT Racing — Suter Honda MMX3 — + 57.148
  • 23- Giulian Pedone — Ambrogio NEXT Racing — Suter Honda MMX3 — + 57.151
  • 24. Brad Binder — RW Racing GP — KALEX KTM — + 1’07.228
  • 25. Kenta Fujii — Technomag CIP TSR — TSR3 Honda — + 1’23.679
  • 26. Ivan Moreno — Andalucia JHK LaGlisse — FTR Honda M312 — + 1’31.341
  • 27. Luigi Morciano — Ioda Team Italia — Ioda TR002 — + 1’55.845