BRNO. Championship leader Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) has extended his advantage after a wet weather showdown at Brno, staying in contention throughout before holding off Romano Fenati (Marinelli Rivacold Snipers) as it came down to a duel. The weather was wet as the lights went out, with the track then drying more and more as the laps ticked on. The podium was completed by Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) after an almighty fight between the Spaniard, compatriot Juanfran Guevara (RBA BOE Racing Team) and Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo).
John McPhee was another who made incredible progress, gaining thirteen places by the flag to take a top six. Marcos Ramirez came home just over a second off McPhee, just in front of Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse). Adam Norrodin (SIC Racing Team) charged hard too, taking ninth ahead of Thai rider Atiratphuvapat as both shone in the difficult conditions.
Manuel Pagliani: 25th
"It was anyway a positive weekend because I’ve always been in front and in top 15. I also had a good P5 in FP2 and very good FP3 and Warm Up. I had an issue in qualifying so I had to start at the back. I made a mistake during the race and I was penalised with a drive trough that made me lose a lot of time. It’s a pity because I had a good pace."