South African Brad Binder continued his superb form in Moto3 after claiming his second victory in a row at Le Mans on Sunday.
The 20-year-old from Potchefstroom extended his lead in the championship title race when he edged teammate Romano Fenati, whilst Jorge Navarro rounded off the podium.
Binder and Fenati scrapped for the lead for over 20 laps with the pair joined by Navarro and Aron Canet in an exciting four-way battle for victory.
Binder’s winning margin of 0.099 seconds over second placed Fenati is indicative of the thrilling race at Le Mans, while fourth place Canet finished just over a second behind Binder.
The win in France follows up from his maiden victory in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, two weeks ago, where Binder became the first South African to win in the world championship since Jon Ekerold in 1981.
The KTM rider now holds a 24-point lead over Navarro and 35 over Fenati in the Moto3 category.