Young Rossi ends Moto3 drought
VICTORY BY DEFAULT: Spain's Adrian Martin crashes and gives victory to France's Louis Rossi (right) during the 2012 French Moto3 GP at Le Mans. Image: AFP
LE MANS, France - French rider Louis Rossi has become the first home winner of the French Moto3 GP category since Mike de Meglio in 2008.
The 22-year-old Honda rider celebrated his first win at this level coming home ahead of Spanish duo Alberto Moncayo and Alex Rins in a race that saw rain cause havoc and only 15 of the 33 riders finishing.
1 Louis Rossi (Honda) 29min12.390
2 Alberto Moncayo (KTM) +27.348
3 Alex Rins (Honda) +28.899
4 Niccolo Antonelli (Honda) +33.195
5 Arthur Sissis (KTM) +36.989
MOTO3 RACE GRID
1 Maverick Vinales (ESP/Honda FTR) 1min 55.865
2 Efren Vasquez (ESP/Honda FTR) +0.982
3 Miguel Oliveira (POR/Honda Suter) +1.249
4 Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda FTR) +1.527
5 Alexis Masbou (FRA/Honda) +1.808
6 Sandro Cortese (GER/KTM) +1.936