Le Mans - South Africa's Brad Binder won Sunday's French Moto3 grand prix at Le Mans' Bugatti circuit to extend his lead in the world championship title race.
The KTM rider recorded successive wins after his debut triumph in Spain last time out by shading his Italian teammate Romano Fenati and Spanish Honda rider Jorge Navarro.
The 20-year-old from Potchefstroom has a 24 point lead over Navarro and 35 on Fenati after this fifth leg of the season.
Binder and Fenati fought for the lead over 24 laps with this pair joined by Navarro and Aron Canet in a four-way battle to the line.
Binder's success at Jerez de la Frontera a fortnight ago was the first for a South African in the world championship since Jon Ekerold in 1981.
Moto3 - Le Mans
1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 41min 31.041sec, 2. Romano Fenati (ITA/KTM) at 0.099s, 3. Jorge Navarro (ESP/Honda) 0.387, 4. Aron Canet (ESP/Honda) 1.354, 5. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM) 7.147, 6. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Honda) 7.616, 7. Andrea Migno (ITA/KTM) 8.016, 8. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 8.457, 9. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda) 9.850, 10. Andrea Locatelli (ITA/KTM) 9.926
World championship standings
1. Brad Binder (RSA/KTM) 102 points, 2. Jorge Navarro (ESP/Honda) 78, 3. Romano Fenati (ITA/KTM) 67, 4. Nicolo Bulega (ITA/KTM) 47, 5. Niccolo Antonelli (ITA/Honda) 39, 6. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Mahindra) 38, 7. Jakub Kornfeil (CZE/Honda) 36, 8. Andrea Locatelli (ITA/KTM) 30, 9. Khairul Idham Pawi (MAL/Honda) 29, 10. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Honda) 29