Dalla Porta secured the 2019 Moto3 World Championship in the best possible way with a brilliant victory at the end of the Moto3 race. The 22-year-old went into the 17th race of the year knowing that a win would be enough to put the title beyond doubt.

After his main championship rival Aron Canet crashed out on the second lap Dalla Porta had his sights firmly set on victory and rode like a champion. The race was a typical multi-rider battle at the front, with just nine tenths of a second covering the first 14 going into the final lap.

Dalla Porta was the dominant force, but then Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) sneaked ahead at turn four on the final lap, only for the Italian to retake the lead four corners later. He took the win by 0.077 seconds from team-mate and pole-sitter Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) who slipstreamed his way into second-place on the run to the finish line. Albert Arenas took third, with 0.088 seconds covering the top three!

Suzuki lost out in the final few meters to finish fourth, the 22-year-old from Chiba narrowly missing out on a podium finish for the second consecutive weekend. John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) was fifth, Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) seventh and Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Honda NSF250RW) ninth, with 2.023 seconds covering the top ten.

Dalla Porta’s title is the fifth Moto3 Riders World Championship for Honda riders in the eighth year of the Moto3 class, after Alex Marquez (2014), Danny Kent (2015), Joan Mir (2017) and Jorge Martin (2018). This is also the third straight year in which the brilliant NSF250RW has been the strongest bike in the class, with today’s success the 12th Honda win from 17 races.

Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) showed tremendous maturity to score points during his first visit to Phillip Island. The 18-year old from Tokyo had a complicated Saturday, qualifying 23rd and struggling to find the correct lines through Phillip Island’s fast, sweeping corners. Ogura finally finished 14th, seven seconds behind the race winner.

Qatar GP winner Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) once again showed his talent. The 19-year-old from Fukuoka briefly led the race and fought for victory until a clash with a rival caused him to crash with just three laps to go.

Teams now north to Kuala Lumpur for next weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, the third MotoGP round in three weekends. The season concludes at Valencia, Spain, on November 17.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48

I have no words to describe the way I feel right now. I think I won't realise it until tomorrow and the only thing I can say is that I've waited so long to get to this day. My family has made a lot of efforts throughout the years and I can only say thank you for always being next to me. Many thanks to the team for always giving me the best bike, since last year we really understand each other and they always work so hard to give us the best. I couldn't get it without them. So I couldn't ask for more. I'm over the moon. My dream has come true.

Leopard Racing
Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez 42

I'm happy after the podium. The beginning of the race was difficult but I managed to place myself in the front group at the last stages of the race and I finally crossed the line the 2nd. Things this way, I'm ready to fight for the 2nd position of the Championship. Congrats to my teammate after an amazing job. See you in Malaysia.

Leopard Racing
Tatsuki Suzuki

Tatsuki Suzuki 24

It was very disappointing to lose the podium just a few meters from the finish, especially after I had worked so hard to get into the lead on the last lap. But we are happy that once again the bike was great and we were in the fight at the front, so we will work in the same way next weekend and try again to finish in the top three.

SIC58 Squadra Corse
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

A difficult weekend but I learned a lot, mainly how to find the way to go fast in this fast track. In the race, even if I started from the back, I tried to be in the top group. There I learned some interesting things for next year. Now we go to Malaysia, a circuit I know from the Asia Talent Cup, which will be an advantage for me. I'm looking forward to being there.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

I was feeling strong, always being on the top. But the final result is a disaster. A very unlucky race, some riders were doing dangerous things, and finally, some of them touched me, and I crashed. I had a real option to be on the podium. I will try again next week in Malaysia.

Honda Team Asia
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island, Australia

Moto3 2019, Round 17

Sunny / 15
Sunday 27 Oct 2019, 03:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 15°C
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Ground Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA 25 Leopard Racing Honda 37'45.817
2 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA 20 Leopard Racing Honda +0.077
3 Albert Arenas 75 SPA 16 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.088
4 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN 13 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.126
5 John Mcphee 17 GBR 11 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.330
6 Darryn Binder 40 RSA 10 CIP – Green Power KTM +0.772
7 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN 9 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.029
8 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR 8 CIP – Green Power KTM +1.545
9 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA 7 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +1.635
10 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA 6 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +2.023
11 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA 5 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +2.340
12 Romano Fenati 55 ITA 4 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +3.723
13 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA 3 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +7.564
14 Ai Ogura 79 JPN 2 Honda Team Asia Honda +7.676
15 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE 1 PruestlGP KTM +8.109
16 Can Oncu 61 TUR 0 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +16.735
17 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +16.744
18 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +42.326
19 Rogan Chandler 15 NZL 0 Double Six Motor Sport KTM +1 lap
Cloudy / 13
Saturday 26 Oct 2019, 04:40 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 13°C
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Ground Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda 1'38.976
2 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.184
3 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.268
4 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.334
5 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.517
6 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.707
7 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.739
8 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.842
9 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.085
10 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.174
11 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.213
12 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +1.420
13 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +1.441
14 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.680
15 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.868
16 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +2.465
17 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +3.452
18 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +8.342
19 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.406
20 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +2.128
21 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +2.673
22 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +3.211
23 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +3.564
24 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +3.605
25 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +3.606
26 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +3.653
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +4.219
28 Rogan Chandler 15 NZL Double Six Motor Sport KTM +10.232
29 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.116
30 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +2.121
31 Yanni Shaw 9 AUS Double Six Motor Sport KTM +5.774
Sunny / 17
Friday 25 Oct 2019, 04:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 17°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM 1'36.809
2 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.281
3 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.451
4 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.549
5 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.634
6 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.740
7 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.808
8 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.815
9 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.880
10 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.994
11 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.041
12 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.073
13 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.077
14 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +1.100
15 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.116
16 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.131
17 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +1.228
18 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.309
19 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.328
20 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.455
21 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.750
22 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.783
23 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.839
24 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.856
25 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.913
26 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +2.121
27 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +2.199
28 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +2.949
29 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +3.144
30 Yanni Shaw 9 AUS Double Six Motor Sport KTM +5.774
Rider Standings
Sunday, 27 Oct 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 254 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 182 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 168 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
4 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 164 Leopard Racing Honda
5 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 147 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
6 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 122 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 116 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 111 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
9 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 105 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
10 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 104 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
11 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 97 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
12 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 90 Honda Team Asia Honda
13 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 77 PruestlGP KTM
14 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 71 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
15 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 71 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
16 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 67 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
17 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 62 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
18 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 60 Honda Team Asia Honda
19 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 58 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
20 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 58 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
21 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 54 CIP – Green Power KTM
22 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 31 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
23 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 22 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
24 Stefano NEPA 82 ITA 19 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
25 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 18 PruestlGP KTM
26 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
27 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 10 CIP – Green Power KTM
28 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 8 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
29 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 8 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
30 Riccardo ROSSI 54 ITA 5 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
31 Can ONCU 61 TUR 4 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
32 Jeremy ALCOBA 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
33 Elia BARTOLINI 20 RSM 1 Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM