Sunday’s Moto3™ race at Mugello produced the closest ever top three finish in the entire 66-year history of Grand Prix racing.
With race winner Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) crossing the line just 0.01s ahead of Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team) and Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0), the three riders made history with the tightest podium finish of all time.
Viñales and Rins were classified as having crossed the line at exactly the same time, both within a hundredth of a second of Fenati, with Viñales taking second place on the rostrum courtesy of a faster best lap in the race.
Below is a definitive list of the ten closest ever top three finishes in the history of Grand Prix racing, with Mugello having produced six of those top ten closest finishes:
0.010 - 2014 Moto3 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: Fenati, I. Viñales, Rins
0.036 - 2008 125 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: Corsi, Talmacsi, P. Espargaro
0.044 - 1998 125 race at Phillip Island, Podium finishers: Azuma, Manako, Melandri
0.050 - 1974 250 race at Spa-Francorchamps, Podium finishers: Andersson, Braun, Katayama
0.052 - 2006 125 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: Pasini, Bautista, Pesek
0.066 - 2007 125 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: Faubel, Gadea, Corsi
0.068 - 1997 250 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: Biaggi, Lucchi, Capirossi
0.071 - 2012 Moto3 race at Mugello, Podium finishers: M. Viñales, Fenati, Cortese
0.085 - 1993 125 race at Catalunya, Podium finishers: Ueda, Waldmann, Saito
0.096 - 1998 125 race at Catalunya, Podium finishers: Manako, Giansanti, Azuma