Young Italian rider Riccardo Rossi rode a fantastic race under very challenging wet conditions to take his first podium in the Moto3 World Championship.

The Le Mans circuit in France hosted the fifth round of the MotoGP 2021 season. In the Moto3 class, Riccardo Rossi (Boe Owlride) had an excellent weekend, taking third place in the race. Rossi started from second on the grid and managed to stay in podium positions despite the tricky wet and humid conditions on the track. This is the first podium of Riccardo’s career with his KTM Moto3 equipped with GALFER brake components.

Also noteworthy was the great comeback by Xavi Artigas (Leopard Racing), who finished in seventh despite starting from the back row. The Prüstel GP riders finished in the points, with Ryusei Yamanaka in 12th and Jason Dupasquier in 13th.

In the Moto2 class, Bo Bendsneyder (SAG Team) also had a fantastic weekend with a fifth-place finish in the race. He started from the second row of the grid and managed to ride in podium positions for most of the race, until his tyres degraded and he was forced to reduce his pace. Bendsneyder’s finish position is all the more remarkable given that he had surgery a few days ago for compartment syndrome.

Thomas Lüthi (SAG Team) was unable to finish the race due to a crash.

The next round of the World Championship will take place at Mugello (Italy) from 28 to 30 May.