Formula 1
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
MotoGP
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
NASCAR Cup
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
Kart WEC
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
12 Dec
-
14 Dec
FP1 in
22 days
Supercars
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
22 Nov
-
24 Nov
Practice 1 in
1 day
Formula E
R
Diriyah E-prix I
22 Nov
-
22 Nov
Practice 1 in
1 day
R
Diriyah E-prix II
23 Nov
-
23 Nov
Practice 3 in
3 days

Mugello Moto3: Arbolino edges Dalla Porta for maiden win

shares
comments
Mugello Moto3: Arbolino edges Dalla Porta for maiden win
By:
Jun 2, 2019, 9:58 AM

Tony Arbolino scored his maiden grand prix victory on home soil at Mugello after drafting past Lorenzo Dalla Porta on the run to the finish line at the end of a pulsating Moto3 race.

Snipers Honda rider Arbolino was third exiting the final corner, but managed to slipstream his way by both Jaume Masia's Bester Capital KTM and Dalla Porta's Leopard Honda to sneak the win by 0.029 seconds.

The top five riders were covered by just 0.257s at the line, although it was Dalla Porta that commanded the race for much of its 20-lap distance.

He had opened up an advantage of 0.6s - no mean feat with the dramatic slipstream effect at Mugello - at the end of lap seven after grabbing the lead off Arbolino at the start of lap four.

But poleman Arbolino was able to drag himself back into contention and repassed Dalla Porta to lead on lap nine, and the lead pack remained tightly bunched until the finish.

Dalla Porta even recovered from running wide on lap 11, passing five riders at the last corner Bucine to thrust himself right back into the frame for a first win of 2019.

He then traded the lead with Arbolino as well as the two SIC58 Hondas of Tatsuki Suzuki and Niccolo Antonelli, and looked well-placed to come out on top until he was nudged wide by Masia at San Donato at the start of the final lap.

Again, Dalla Porta regrouped, retaking the lead several corners later, but he didn't have enough of a margin exiting Bucine and found himself outdragged to the finish line by Arbolino.

Behind third-placed man Masia, Antonelli took fourth, while Dennis Foggia recorded his best finish of the season so far with fifth for Sky Racing VR46 KTM.

Le Mans winner John McPhee was sixth on his Petronas Honda, followed by pre-race points leader Aron Canet (Max Racing Team KTM) and Suzuki.

Notable retirements included Gabriel Rodrigo, who crashed his Gresini Honda on the fourth lap having briefly led early on, Dalla Porta's Leopard teammate Marcos Ramirez, who pitted with mechanical trouble, and Qatar winner Kaito Toba, who high-sided on lap 17 and took fellow countryman Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas) with him.

Romano Fenati (Snipers) also got caught up in a late crash with Andrea Migno (Nieto KTM).

Canet continues to hold a slender lead in the riders' standings, with Dalla Porta closing to just three points in second and Antonelli only a further 10 back in third.

Race results:

Cla # Rider Bike Laps Gap
1 14 Italy Tony Arbolino Honda 20  
2 48 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 20 0.029
3 5 Spain Jaume Masia KTM 20 0.078
4 23 Italy Niccolo Antonelli Honda 20 0.156
5 7 Italy Dennis Foggia KTM 20 0.267
6 17 United Kingdom John McPhee Honda 20 0.403
7 44 Spain Arón Canet KTM 20 0.559
8 24 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 20 0.595
9 13 Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus KTM 20 1.566
10 40 South Africa Darryn Binder KTM 20 1.597
11 25 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 20 2.519
12 75 Spain Albert Arenas KTM 20 2.554
13 11 Spain Sergio García Honda 20 2.578
14 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil KTM 20 22.830
15 76 Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko KTM 20 26.669
16 31 Indonesia Gerry Salim Honda 20 26.745
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 20 26.777
18 61 Turkey Can Öncü KTM 20 26.779
19 77 Spain Vicente Pérez KTM 20 26.873
20 12 Czech Republic Filip Salač KTM 20 29.782
21 54 Italy Riccardo Rossi Honda 20 51.331
  71 Japan Ayumu Sasaki Honda 16 4 Laps
  27 Japan Kaito Toba Honda 16 4 Laps
  16 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 15 5 Laps
  55 Italy Romano Fenati Honda 15 5 Laps
  42 Spain Marcos Ramirez Honda 11 9 Laps
  69 United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos KTM 9 11 Laps
  21 Spain Alonso López Honda 7 13 Laps
  3 Italy Kevin Zannoni TM Racing 7 13 Laps
  19 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 3 17 Laps
  22 Japan Kazuki Masaki KTM 2 18 Laps
Next article
Le Mans Moto3: McPhee claims first win since 2016

Previous article

Le Mans Moto3: McPhee claims first win since 2016

Next article

Barcelona Moto3: Ramirez wins wild, crash-filled race

Barcelona Moto3: Ramirez wins wild, crash-filled race
Load comments

About this article

Series Moto3
Event Mugello
Drivers Lorenzo Dalla Porta , Tony Arbolino
Teams Snipers Team
Author Jamie Klein