Canet, who is the sole rider for the Max Biaggi team, was just two tenths of a second faster than championship rival Lorenzo Dalla Porta to cross the finish line.

The victory by Canet continues to keep the title fight excitingly close at this mid-season point of the championship. 

Canet leads the championship by just three points on 148, ahead of Dalla Porta on 145 points.

A stretch away is Sic58 Squadra rider Niccolo Antonelli in third on 98 points.

Antonelli’s performance this race was a definite highlight of the day.

Although Antonelli qualified third, after his bike stopped at the start of the warm up lap he was forced to start from pit lane.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Antonelli’s starting position was thus altered from first row on the grid to last.

But he made up ground and regularly clocked in the fastest lap time over the 18-lap course.

Antonelli finished in fifth position from a pit lane start that saw 29 riders take off in front of him.

Dalla Porta didn’t have a great weekend in practice and started 15th on the grid.

He too, however, successfully pressed forward and caught up to first with nine laps remaining.

The last few laps saw Dalla Porta, Canet, Tony Arbolino, Antonelli and Jaume Masia in constant competition at the front.

The race also saw an unusual number of riders crash out, with eleven not managing to finish.

As always in Moto3, the last lap delivered an intense battle for the top podium spot.

Arbolino caught Dalla Porta who led on the final lap, but a small mistake by Arbolino on Turn 9 left a gap for Canet to slide through and successfully go on to win.

Only one second split the top eight finishers.

Biaggi, who does not frequently attend races, was present at the Czech Republic GP to witness Canet’s second win for 2019.

“What a great ride for Aron… it was a clever race,” Biaggi said.

There will be no rest for the riders with the Austrian GP taking place this Sunday, August 11, at 10:00 pm for the MotoGP category.

Moto3 Czech Republic GP Results

  1. Aron Canet (SPA) KTM
  2. Lorenzo Dalla Porta (ITA) Honda
  3. Tony Arbolino (ITA) Honda
  4. Jaume Masia (SPA) KTM
  5. Niccolò Antonelli (ITA) Honda
  6. Ai Ogura (JPN) Honda
  7. Andrea Migno (ITA) KTM
  8. Romano Fenati (ITA)Honda
  9. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE) KTM
  10. Darryn Binder (RSA) KTM
  11. Ayumu Sasaki (JPN) Honda   
  12. Raul Fernandez (SPA) KTM
  13. Makar Yurchenko (KAZ) KTM
  14. Can Oncu (TUR) KTM
  15. Dennis Foggia (ITA) KTM
  16. Marcos Ramirez (SPA) Honda
  17. Stefano Nepa (ITA) KTM
  18. Deniz Oncu (TUR) KTM
  19.  Celestino Vietti Ramus (ITA) KTM


Riccardo Rossi (ITA) Honda
Yuki Kunii (JPN) Honda
Kazuki Masaki (JPN) KTM
Kaito Toba (JAP) Honda
Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN) Honda
Alonso Lopez (SPA) Honda
Sergio Garcia (SPA) Honda
Albert Arenas (SPA) KTM
Filip Salac (CZE) KTM
Tom Booth-Amos (GBR) KTM
John McPhee (GBR) Honda