Sterilgarda Max Racing Moto3 rider Aron Canet regained the lead of the world championship after a perfectly timed race, which saw him win from Lorenzo Dalla Porta in Brno.
Starting from the outside of the second row, Canet enjoyed a good start, but it was the VNE Snipers duo of pole sitter Tony Arbolino and Romano Fenati who were the early leaders, however, as the race went on, the main two World Championship protagonists in Canet and Dalla Porta started working their way forwards.
They were soon joined by Nico Antonelli who fought through from a pit-lane start after an issue on the warm up lap, with the three along with Arbolino and Jaume Masia all fighting for the victory on the final lap.
Arbolino led the early stages of the final lap, however, Canet hooked his KTM up perfectly on turn eight and the run down hill. Despite Dalla Porta’s best efforts, his aggressive approach on the second half of the lap made it an uphill struggle – both metaphorically and literally – as the pack came up the hill. The Italian tried taking a different line through the final two corners, however, Canet held on to take the 25 points and over the lead of the World Championship by three points.
Arbolino held onto the final podium spot, ahead of Jaume Masia with Antonelli’s damage limitation job seeing him come home in fifth position. Ai Ogura was sixth on his Honda Team Asia bike, with Italian duo Andrea Migno and Romano Fenati in seventh and eighth respectively.
Home rider Jakub Kornfiel was ninth with Darryn Binder rounding out the top ten on his KTM.
It was a disastrous race for John McPhee, an issue off the line saw him put his Honda Petronas bike into the speed limit restrictor. He put his arm up, however, unfortunately Yuki Kunii was left unsighted and hit the back of the Scotsman. Kunii ended up falling off and McPhee managed to nurse his bike back to the pits, however, he was taken to the medical centre for check ups with a leg injury.