Mahindra Claim First Moto3 Win At Dutch GP

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Mahindra Racing claimed their first win in the Moto3 Championship after rider Francesco Bagnaia claimed the win at the 2016 Dutch GP.

The race at theTT Circuit Assen, popularly known as 'The Cathedral' was a closely fought one with the top 6 spread out over just 0.161 seconds.

Bagania started off the race quite well and managed to claim the lead of the race on Lap 2.

However, none of the riders were able to claim an advantage over the 18 fast and flowing corners of the Assen circuit.

By the time the race entered its final lap, Bagania and four other Italian riders - Andrea Migno, Fabio di Giannantonio, Niccolo Antonelli and Romano Fenati, were all in the hunt for the win.

Migno pulled off a brilliant move on the last lap that saw him slingshot from fifth to first. However, Bagania came up with goods on the final chicane getting a better exit out to help himself and Mahindra earn a historic win in Assen by just 0.018 seconds.

Migno who races for Valentino Rossi's SKY Racing Team VR46 was demoted to third after officials ruled that he had gained an advantage by going off the track during his crazy move from fifth into the lead. The ruling also meant that Gresini Racing's Fabio di Giannantonio found himself on the second step of the podium.

Story first published: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 9:57 [IST]
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