Probably neither Lorenzo Dalla Porta was expecting a big result like that, especially after this morning; Leopard rider struggled a lot due to technical problems during Warm Up and it seemed that even the whole race was compromised, but his crew made an incredible job on putting his bike available to race and Dalla Porta repaid the big job done by his team winning his second race of the season at the end of the most important race of Moto3 this year.
The Italian had a good rhythm since Friday, but due to the problem had this morning, Lorenzo lost a bit of confidence and we saw it in the early stages of the race where Dalla Porta did not push at 100%. When he started to get his race pace, Leopard rider jumped into the lead, while Title contender Aron Canet tried to resist to his attacks and seemed to struggle a lot but stayed in the leading group for the major part of the race.
Anyway, the Spaniard from Max Racing Team pushed too much and ended the day crashing with a few laps to go, letting to Lorenzo Dalla Porta a big chance to increase his Championship lead but overall the chance of getting the World Title in Phillip Island already. Bad luck also for another Title contender, as long as Tony Arbolino made an impressive job recovering from 27th on the grid to the leading group but crashed ending his day in Hospital but luckily it does not have any fracture.
Fight for the victory was so between Tatsuki Suzuki, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Albert Arenas, Sergio Garcia and Celestino Vietti, with a crazy last lap on the line, where Albert Arenas made his move on Suzuki to win the race, but was not able to even try a move on Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who closed every door really well and managed to get his second win of the season at the end of a superb race where he finally concretized his pace to get the victory. Last podium position, while Albert Arenas secured his second place, was taken by a fantastic Celestino Vietti who went for a stunning overtake at the last corner on Tatsuki Suzuki, with the Japanese who could not do anything and had to give up.
5th at the end was Sergio Garcia, while John McPhee ended 6th ahead of Jaume Masia and Marcos Ramirez. Alonso Lopez did not take benefit from his 2nd position on the grid and finished 9th followed by Andrea Migno and Makar Yurchenko. Poleman Niccolò Antonelli had to fight against the pain and crossed the line in 12th, while last riders who took points were Ayumu Sasaki, Ai Ogura and wild card Ryusei Yamanaka.