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Championship leader Miller still the man to beat

Championship leader Miller still the man to beat

Although he had to settle for third place at round ten at Indianapolis, Jack Miller extended his Moto3™ standings lead to 21 points with eight races remaining.

The Australian youngster made it six podiums from the opening ten rounds on Sunday in a highly competitive lightweight class and the rest of the field still look at him as the main man to beat as they head to Brno.

Miller featured in another brilliant battle at the front in Indianapolis with all the championship contenders fighting for the victory and with Efren Vazquez finally claiming the win in his 116th Grand Prix.

The result saw the SAXOPRINT RTG man move up to second in the standings behind Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Miller and Vazquez is sure to remain a big threat throughout the second half of the 2014 World Championship.

Third overall in the standings is Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) who crossed the Indy finish line only a second behind race winner Vazquez in sixth place.

Indeed Marquez trails Vazquez by only four points in the overall tally, whilst just three further points back is talented Italian Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) who missed out on victory himself by just 0.065s in second place at round ten, such are the fine margins in the class.

Fenati has not won since Mugello and would dearly love to return to winning ways at Brno. Behind Fenati’s in the championship is Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) who came strong in the second half of 2013 but has not scored a victory since Phillip Island last year.

Rins has four podium results to his name in 2014, but he needs to get back to winning races if he is to claw back a 40 point standings deficit to leader Miller.


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