Any track with a long straight and a sweeping corner to the line is going to make for close Moto3 racing.
A front group of eight riders formed with Miguel Oliveira, Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin at the front and Danny Kent taking his customary tactical position at the back. Within a few laps, they were joined by Romano Fenati who carved through the pack taking a brief lead by lap seven.
Nine laps in, Danny Kent eked his way to the front, but Miguel Oliveira just kept regaining the front place. Phillip Oettl joined the front group, making it ten riders in the group and, with two laps to go, Brad Binder took the lead ahead of Bastianini and Oliveira and charged into turn sixteen, the first half of the last corner, by taking the left hand side on his own, trying to avoid getting towed, but it nearly caused a clash of teammates as he swept back to the right side to enter the corner, Oliveira narrowly avoiding getting side swiped.
And so the last lap began, with the KTMs at the front, chased by the title fight of Bastianini and Kent, but on a tight right hander, Oliveira at the front rode a defensive line and Binder in second slowed slightly while Bastianini just kept his pace right into the rear tyre of Binder. Bastianini pushed Binder off the track and both riders raced to get back on their bikes but they were out. Danny Kent saw his rival go out and as he entered turn sixteen in third place, he looked around to check his position and shifted the weight of the bike enough to lose rear grip and throw him off in a high side atypical of a Moto3 bike. He struggled to get his bike running as he saw everyone streaming past until there were no points left to struggle for.
Miguel Oliveira avoided the drama behind him and won after a weekend of solid consistency with Jorge Navarro in second, in spite of hurting his shoulder in this morning's warm-up, holding off Romano Fenati.
Danny Kent leaves with the same fifty-five point lead he came with, in a weekend that could have been both much better and much worse.
|24||48||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||Husqvarna||+43.715|
|25||89||Khairul Idham PAWI||Honda||+47.945|
|41||Brad BINDER||KTM||1 Lap|
|52||Danny KENT||Honda||1 Lap|
|33||Enea BASTIANINI||Honda||1 Lap|
|98||Karel HANIKA||KTM||7 Laps|
|96||Manuel PAGLIANI||Mahindra||7 Laps|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||KTM||7 Laps|
|32||Isaac VIÑALES||KTM||8 Laps|
|40||Darryn BINDER||Mahindra||8 Laps|