Sachsenring Moto3: Dalla Porta passes Canet for victory

Leopard Honda rider Lorenzo Dalla Porta took his first win of the 2019 Moto3 season following a last-lap move on title rival Aron Canet at the Sachsenring.

Sachsenring Moto3: Dalla Porta passes Canet for victory

Dalla Porta and his teammate Marcos Ramirez were both in victory contention throughout the race, but Canet took the lead at Turn 1 of the last lap.

Canet was outside the top 10 for most of the race, running only 12th on lap 20 of 27, but carved his way through the field during the latter stages.

The Max Racing KTM rider first led on the last lap but Dalla Porta stayed close to him, and pulled off an overtake at the penultimate corner.

Ramirez also made his way past Canet at the same place to complete a Leopard 1-2 with Canet rounding out the podium places.

Dalla Porta, who had finished second four times in 2019 prior to this weekend, also took the championship lead from Canet, but only by two points.

Snipers Honda rider Romano Fenati was in the top group for the whole race and took his best finish of the season in fourth. Raul Fernandez (Angel Nieto KTM) was the top rookie in fifth with John McPhee (Petronas Honda) taking sixth.

Japanese trio Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia), Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Honda) and polesitter Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas) finished seventh, eighth and ninth respectively with Jakub Kornfeil (PrustelGP KTM), a race leader early on, completing the top 10.

Alonso Lopez crashed three corners into the race with Gabriel Rodrigo unable to avoid him, while Tom Booth-Amos crashed a lap later at the same turn.

Kaito Toba and Albert Arenas crashed at the same time at Turn 1 in two separate incidents while both Sky VR46 riders Celestino Vietti and Dennis Foggia, as well as Darryn Binder, crashed on the last lap.

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 27 39'29.348  
2 Spain Marcos Ramirez Honda 27 39'29.420 0.072
3 Spain Arón Canet KTM 27 39'29.468 0.120
4 Italy Romano Fenati Honda 27 39'29.533 0.185
5 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 27 39'29.671 0.323
6 United Kingdom John McPhee Honda 27 39'29.793 0.445
7 Japan Ai Ogura Honda 27 39'30.026 0.678
8 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 27 39'30.097 0.749
9 Japan Ayumu Sasaki Honda 27 39'30.177 0.829
10 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil KTM 27 39'30.303 0.955
11 Spain Sergio García Honda 27 39'30.412 1.064
12 Italy Niccolo Antonelli Honda 27 39'31.587 2.239
13 Czech Republic Filip Salač KTM 27 39'35.727 6.379
14 Turkey Can Öncü KTM 27 39'35.996 6.648
15 Italy Tony Arbolino Honda 27 39'36.000 6.652
16 Spain Jaume Masia KTM 27 39'36.033 6.685
17 Japan Kazuki Masaki KTM 27 39'47.591 18.243
18 Italy Stefano Nepa KTM 27 40'03.207 33.859
19 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 27 40'03.230 33.882
20 Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko KTM 27 40'05.436 36.088
21 Spain Albert Arenas KTM 27 40'05.471 36.123
22 Italy Riccardo Rossi Honda 27 40'06.207 36.859
23 Dirk Geiger KTM 27 40'46.435 1'17.087
24 United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos KTM 26 39'47.226 1 Lap
  Italy Dennis Foggia KTM 26 38'02.963 1 Lap
  Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus KTM 26 38'03.086 1 Lap
  South Africa Darryn Binder KTM 26 38'03.146 1 Lap
  Japan Kaito Toba Honda 18 27'11.314 9 Laps
  Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 5 10'03.889 22 Laps
  Spain Alonso López Honda      
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Series Moto3
Event Sachsenring
Sub-event Race
Drivers Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Teams Leopard Racing
Author David Gruz