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Hendra Strikes with Masterclass WSSP300 Victory in Brno

Yamaha Racing’s bLU cRU star Galang Hendra Pratama wrapped up his Brno race weekend in supreme style yesterday, ending a weekend of dominant form for the Yamaha Pata | Semakin di Depan | Biblion Motoxracing Team with a stunning victory on the YZF-R3. The race itself was a drama filled spectacle reduced to just seven laps after a red flag two thirds into the round, leaving fellow bLU cRU riders Hugo De Cancellis in 16th, Luca Bernardi in 21st and Dennis Koopman in 23rd.

Galang was the man to beat all weekend, and had lost none of his form come race day. Starting from pole position the Indonesian rider was temporarily passed by Ana Carrasco on the first corner but was quick to respond. It took just two turns to return to the front, a position he was then determined to hold on to. He out his head down and pushed hard, using the full benefit of his R3 to build a safety gap of several seconds to the chasing pack. From there it was a lonely ride to the finish line with no challenges, the race decided after seven laps with the red flag calling time. Galang leaves Brno having scored his second WSSP300 race win, the Brno pole position and the fastest lap!

Yamaha Pata | Toth - YART Team
Hugo De Cancellis made a strong start to his Brno race and was happily embroiled in an enjoyable battle with the leading group. Unfortunate contact with one of the riders in the heat of battle broke his rhythm and forced him wide, taking him away form the lead group. He was pushing hard to come back but with the race shortened after the red flag had to settle for 16th at the line.

Yamaha Pata | Trasimeno Team
Luca Bernardi found Brno a frustrating experience, having struggled in qualifying the race was challenge, however with focus and determination he was able to bring it home in 21st, gaining valuable knowledge to step up a level at the next round.

Yamaha Pata | Semakin di Depan | GRT Team
Dennis Koopman enjoyed his first visit to the Brno track, taking his time over the practice and qualifying to get to know the fast sweeping circuit. Having found a comfortable race pace he was looking to push on until an almost immediate incident with another rider cutting him off relegated him to 35th with a lot of work to do! The Dutchman worked hard to fight back up, making to 23rd before the shortened race also meant no further opportunity for him to climb higher.

Source: Yamaha Racing

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