Assen Moto3: Arbolino scores win with last-lap move

Snipers rider Tony Arbolino became the first repeat winner of the 2019 Moto3 season after a last-lap overtake on Lorenzo Dalla Porta at Assen.

Assen Moto3: Arbolino scores win with last-lap move

Arbolino was over a second behind leaders Jakub Kornfeil and Dalla Porta two laps before the race as the duo was able to pull away from the rest after a couple of crashes in the front group.

First, Kaito Toba and Celestino Vietti collided at Turn 5, also collecting Tatsuki Suzuki and Raul Fernandez, which was followed by Darryn Binder falling at the same turn a lap later.

Soon after taking the lead from Dalla Porta, Kornfeil was given a long-lap penalty for violating track limits, on paper handing the former an easy win.

But Arbolino was able to close in on the Leopard rider and launch a last-lap assault, which resulted in a successful overtake at Turn 15.

Dalla Porta tried to come back with a strong exit out of the last corner, but he missed out by 0.045s, finishing second for the fourth time this year.

Pruestl's Kornfeil was able to rejoin third after his penalty to score his first podium of the year followed by Gabriel Rodrigo (Gresini).

John McPhee (Petronas Sprint) completed the top five, just ahead of Honda Team Asia's Ai Ogura and Leopard's Marcos Ramirez.

Pole-sitter Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58) only led for two laps after the start and in the end settled for eighth followed by Dennis Foggia (Sky VR46) and Alonso Lopez (EG0,0).

Romano Fenati (Snipers) featured in the lead positions for most of the race, even leading for a couple of laps, but he ran through the grass out of the final turn, eventually taking 11th.

Championship leader Aron Canet (Max Racing Team) was only 12th and his championship lead is down to seven points over Dalla Porta.

Jaume Masia's bike stopped while Albert Arenas, Andrea Migno and Tom Booth-Amos also suffered crashes.

Cla Rider Bike Time
1 Italy Tony Arbolino Honda  
2 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 0.045
3 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1.562
4 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2.158
5 United Kingdom John McPhee Honda 2.201
6 Japan Ai Ogura Honda 2.264
7 Spain Marcos Ramirez Honda 2.436
8 Italy Niccolo Antonelli Honda 2.580
9 Italy Dennis Foggia KTM 2.758
10 Spain Alonso López Honda 2.900
11 Italy Romano Fenati Honda 2.916
12 Spain Arón Canet KTM 3.081
13 Japan Kazuki Masaki KTM 3.267
14 Czech Republic Filip Salač KTM 3.737
15 Spain Sergio García Honda 12.705
16 Turkey Can Öncü KTM 12.796
17 Japan Ayumu Sasaki Honda 12.800
18 Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko KTM 12.894
19 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 30.346
20 Italy Stefano Nepa KTM 36.069
21 Italy Riccardo Rossi Honda 51.064
22 Netherlands Ryan Van De Lagemaat KTM 1'32.359
23 United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos KTM 1'45.509
  South Africa Darryn Binder KTM  
  Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus KTM  
  Spain Raúl Fernández KTM  
  Japan Kaito Toba Honda  
  Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda  
  Spain Albert Arenas KTM  
  Spain Jaume Masia KTM  
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