Silverstone Moto3: Ramirez triumphs as Canet hits trouble

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

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