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Silverstone Moto3: Ramirez triumphs as Canet hits trouble

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Silverstone Moto3: Ramirez triumphs as Canet hits trouble
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Aug 25, 2019, 11:20 AM

Leopard Racing's Marcos Ramirez scored his second Moto3 victory at Silverstone, beating Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Tony Arbolino, while title contender Aron Canet suffered a crash.

Dalla Porta led the majority of the race, establishing himself in first place after the opening lap and keeping the position for several laps until Arbolino pulled off a move at Stowe.

After a couple of laps of fighting with the likes of John McPhee and Ai Ogura, Dalla Porta was back ahead for four laps but his run was again disrupted by Arbolino, now passing him at Village.

This time it was Ramirez joining them, and the trio trading the lead several times before Dalla Porta again establishing himself ahead.

But he made a small mistake at Vale on the last lap which allowed Ramirez to sneak past.

With Arbolino and Dalla Porta then overtaking each other three times in three corners between Village and Aintree, Ramirez had a sufficient lead in the last sector of the race to make it to the finish ahead.

Arbolino took second, with championship leader Dalla Porta completing the podium.

The latter extended his lead to 14 points over Canet, who was collected by a crashing Albert Arenas two laps into the race and could only score three points in 13th after a solid recovery.

SIC58 duo Niccolo Antonelli and Tatsuki Suzuki completed the top five ahead of Petronas Sprinta riders Ayumu Sasaki and McPhee.

McPhee was fighting for the lead in the first half of his home race, but was one of few riders to ride with a soft rear tyre and started to fade towards the finish.

Sky VR46 teammates Dennis Foggia and Celestino Vietti, as well as Ogura, completed the top 10.

Jaume Masia made a mistake at Maggotts and could only finish 11th, despite looking poised to fight within the top three early on.

Apart from Arenas, Austria winner Romano Fenati and wildcard Maximilian Kofler crashed.

Race results:

Cla # Rider Bike Laps Gap
1 42 Spain Marcos Ramirez
Honda 17
2 14 Italy Tony Arbolino
Honda 17 0.240
3 48 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Honda 17 0.374
4 23 Italy Niccolo Antonelli
Honda 17 0.425
5 24 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki
Honda 17 0.495
6 71 Japan Ayumu Sasaki
Honda 17 0.816
7 17 United Kingdom John McPhee
Honda 17 1.045
8 7 Italy Dennis Foggia
KTM 17 1.210
9 13 Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus
KTM 17 1.235
10 79 Japan Ai Ogura
Honda 17 1.30
11 5 Spain Jaume Masia
KTM 17 1.921
12 40 South Africa Darryn Binder
KTM 17 7.341
13 44 Spain Arón Canet
KTM 17 12.318
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba
Honda 17 12.620
15 21 Spain Alonso López
Honda 17 12.861
16 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil
KTM 17 13.034
17 16 Italy Andrea Migno
KTM 17 13.114
18 25 Spain Raúl Fernández
KTM 17 13.531
19 11 Spain Sergio García
Honda 17 13.752
20 27 Japan Kaito Toba
Honda 17 13.934
21 12 Czech Republic Filip Salač
KTM 17 14.028
22 82 Italy Stefano Nepa
KTM 17 14.086
23 76 Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko
KTM 17 14.362
24 61 Turkey Can Öncü
KTM 17 27.836
25 69 United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos
KTM 17 30.556
26 22 Japan Kazuki Masaki
KTM 17 30.706
27 54 Italy Riccardo Rossi
Honda 17 30.746
28 73 Austria Maximilian Kofler
KTM 17 53.880
29 96 Brandon Paasch
KTM 17 1'03.928
55 Italy Romano Fenati
Honda 9 8 Laps
75 Spain Albert Arenas
KTM 4 13 Laps
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Series Moto3
Event Silverstone
Sub-event Race
Drivers Marcos Ramirez
Teams Leopard Racing
Author David Gruz