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Young Rossi ends Moto3 drought

2012-05-20 13:28

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.

MOTO3 RESULT
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

AFP