Bezzecchi in charge on the road home

Despite his crash in France, the Argentina GP winner remains ahead as we head for Mugello

Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PrüstelGP) had a heartbreaker of an end to the French GP after the Italian highsided out at the final corner on the final lap, but in a strange twist of fate, what happened afterwards means he still heads to Mugello as the points leader – because the crash also collected key rival Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3). Bezzecchi will be gunning for nothing but glory on home turf, and Martin has some scores to settle with lady luck.

The drama wasn’t done there in France, either, as Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3), who crossed the line first, was given a penalty and it became an Angel Nieto Team 1-2 for Albert Arenas and Andrea Migno, and Arenas’ first win. Speaking of first wins, that’s what Mugello was for Migno last season after a spectacular race that saw more than 20 riders fighting for it – so the Angel Nieto Team will be very high on confidence heading into the weekend.

Di Giannantonio now wants what he thought he had at Le Mans, Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) needs big points and to bounce back, Dennis Foggia (Sky Racing Team VR46) will want to be top rookie at the very least – and the long straight at Mugello means it will be a true classic once more, with neither those riding at home nor those in enemy territory able to escape the slipstream.

Jakub Kornfeil (Redox PrüstelGP) may just about have come back down to earth after his stunning save but there’s no need to at Mugello, with the Moto3™ race always out of this world. Tune in on Sunday from 11:00 (GMT +2).