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21 days ago
By motogp.com

Advantage Bezzecchi approaching Assen's final chicane

The Italian is 19 points clear heading into round eight

It was another dramatic Moto3™ race at Catalunya, but this time, only for some - and it was Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) who lost out the most in the Championship, crashing as he did out of the lead and taking home another 0. At the front, meanwhile, Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) won for the first time since Motegi 2016 - and gained 25 points on the front.

Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrüstelGP) may have ultimately been the bigger winner, however. The Italian struck when it mattered to just take second on the line and banked 20 precious points, taking his lead up to 19 points and the pressure down a few notches. With only Bastianini ahead of him, Martin suffering a DNF and Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) forced a comeback ride to P7, the cards fell right for the Championship leader - and he made the most of them. Di Giannantonio’s heroics did pay off however, as he’s now the man on the chase.

Moto3™: huge crashes and a photo finish

Now it's time for a very different challenge at Assen - with a very different final corner. Tactics can be everything at the Dutch track and it can all go down to the wire. With some feeling the pressure to win and gain back points and some with a little breathing space, how will that affect those last lap lunges? There's not the drag to the line to rely on in the Netherlands.

Watch Moto3 take on the TT Circuit Assen from Friday 29th June, with race day the 1st of July.

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