PHILLIP ISLAND. In an unbelievable Moto3™ race at the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix it was Albert Arenas (Angel Nieto Team) who emerged as the victor to beat Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) and stand-in SKY Racing Team VR46 rider Celestino Vietti, but drama hit title contender Marco Bezzecchi (Redox PruestelGP) as the Moto3™ Championship takes another twist.
Suzuki and Martin completed the top five. Canet, led in the latter stages of the race, eventually came home sixth, with Adam Norrodin (Petronas Sprinta Racing) getting his best result since Argentina. Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) was eighth on board his Honda, with Jakub Kornfeil (Redox Pruestel) and Sasaki completing the top ten that was covered by 0.406 seconds on the line – astonishingly close racing. Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) was 11th, a great rider from the Spanish youngster, with Binder having to settle for P12 after a mistake at Turn 4 with three laps to go. Andrea Migno (Angel Nieto Team), John McPhee (CIP – Green Power) and Oettl round out the point scoring positions – the latter being forced out by Martin after starting the second lap in P2.
There was a huge crash for Marcos Ramirez (Bester Capital Dubai) at Stoner Corner, which left teammate Jauma Masia with nowhere to go. Thankfully, both riders were up on their feet as they headed for the medical centre. Turn 4 saw Tony Arbolino (Marinelli Snipers Team) and Dennis Foggia (SKY Racing Team VR46) both went down with two to go, as Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) crashed out of the lead in the latter stages at Turn 2.