Moto3 World Championship hopeful Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) won his first Grand Prix of the year to move into the lead of the Riders World Championship and strengthen Honda’s advantage in the Constructors World Championship.

The race was a breathtaking contest for victory between up to a dozen riders, with the lead changing several times each lap, with riders jostling for position and waiting for the all-important final corners of the final lap.

Dalla Porta, who had finished second in four of the first eight races, couldn’t have chosen a better time to climb to the top step of the podium. The 22-year-old Italian led the race on numerous occasions, but his most important move came at the penultimate corner of the last lap when he swept past leader and title rival Aron Canet, followed by team-mate Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW). Their team one-two moved Dalla Porta into the series lead by two points from Canet.

Honda riders dominated the lead group, with seven of the first nine riders aboard NSF250RW machines. Romano Fenati (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) scored his best result of the season, taking fourth place, less than a tenth of a second off the podium. Two positions and another few tenths behind came French Grand Prix John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) and impressive rookie Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW). This was another strong result from the 18-year-old Tokyo rider who has finished, sixth, sixth and seventh in the last three races.

Ogura’s team-mate Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) wasn’t so fortunate – the 19-year-old from Fukuoka had another fall, tumbling out of the lead group at two-thirds distance.

Ogura was chased over the finished line by compatriots Tatsuki Suzuki (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) and Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW). Yesterday Sasaki became the first Japanese rider to start a 125cc/Moto3 race from pole since Youichi Ui in 2003.

Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) finished 11th, missing the top ten by a fraction of a second, while Spanish GP winner Niccolo Antonelli (Sic58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) was 12th and Mugello and Assen victor Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Team Honda NSF250RW) finished 15th; just six seconds behind Dalla Porta, proving once again the tightness of Moto3 racing.

The MotoGP now takes its traditional summer break, with three weekends off before the back-to-back Czech and Austrian rounds on August 4 and August 11.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48

I'm extremely happy. I was looking for this victory and it means a lot for me, even the team double, because I don't like this track a lot and it was a hard race at some stages. As the laps went by I had to push a lot and honestly I didn't expect to win. This is the best possible result after the podiums we've achieved so far and the best way to go on holiday. Many thanks to the team, they've done an incredible job and they are like a family for me, I couldn't ask for more. I'm over the moon.

Leopard Racing
Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez 42

I tried to win from the start of the race because I felt strong and I knew I had a good pace. I tried but from yesterday I have some pain in my knee and I struggled a little bit because this is a demanding track. However, second position is super positive. I feel better than at the start of the season. I'm happy with this result and now I'm fourth on the standings. Besides, the team has done an amazing job because we've finished first and second. Many thanks to the team, today's been a very good day.

Leopard Racing
Romano Fenati

Romano Fenati 55

We could’ve done more, we had everything to get the podium today. All the riders were pushing hard, especially at the beginning and it was difficult to escape. I tried it and that's why we decided to use the soft tyres, to make the difference in the first laps, but I understood there was not too much difference. I stayed behind then to save the tyre as much as possible. We were close to a good result, the one we were expecting. But we face the summer break happy and more motivated.

Marinelli Snipers Team
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

Since Friday I had a very bad feeling with the bike, it was strange because last year I felt very good here in Sachsenring. My pace was not good, but instead of complaining I tried to be strong in the race and I finished in a good 7th position. During the race I learned a lot about fighting and how to ride in a very close group. I’m sure that this will help me in the second part of the season.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

Very bad luck…again. I tried to stay calm in the middle of the group and keep the tyre for the second part of the race. But a rider crashed and the rest of the group changed their lines. I needed to brake a little bit late and I crashed. I have nothing to say. I need a good result after the summer break. During the break I will train very hard to arrive at Brno in the best conditions.

Honda Team Asia
HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Sachsenring, Germany

Moto3 2019, Round 9

Cloudy / 16
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 13:25 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 16°C
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Ground Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA 25 Leopard Racing Honda 39'29.348
2 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA 20 Leopard Racing Honda +0.072
3 Aron Canet 44 SPA 16 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.120
4 Romano Fenati 55 ITA 13 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.185
5 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA 11 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.323
6 John Mcphee 17 GBR 10 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.445
7 Ai Ogura 79 JPN 9 Honda Team Asia Honda +0.678
8 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN 8 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.749
9 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN 7 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.829
10 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM +0.955
11 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA 5 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.064
12 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA 4 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +2.239
13 Filip Salac 12 CZE 3 PruestlGP KTM +6.379
14 Can Oncu 61 TUR 2 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +6.648
15 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA 1 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +6.652
16 Jaume Masia 5 SPA 0 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +6.685
17 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +18.243
18 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA 0 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +33.859
19 Andrea Migno 16 ITA 0 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +33.882
20 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +36.088
21 Albert Arenas 75 SPA 0 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +36.123
22 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA 0 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +36.859
23 Dirk Geiger 28 GER 0 Kiefer Racing KTM +1'17.087
24 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR 0 CIP – Green Power KTM +1 lap
NC Dennis Foggia 7 ITA 0 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM DNF
NC Celestino Vietti 13 ITA 0 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM DNF
NC Darryn Binder 40 RSA 0 CIP – Green Power KTM DNF
NC Kaito Toba 27 JPN 0 Honda Team Asia Honda DNF
NC Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM 0 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda DNF
NC Alonso Lopez 21 SPA 0 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda DNF
Sunny / 26
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 13:32 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Ground Temp: 41°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 1'26.135
2 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.057
3 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.171
4 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.325
5 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.357
6 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.453
7 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.551
8 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.594
9 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.671
10 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.718
11 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.719
12 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.725
13 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.748
14 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.867
15 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.905
16 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.053
17 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +1.125
18 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.630
19 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.384
20 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.715
21 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.758
22 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.768
23 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.845
24 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.882
25 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.152
26 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.429
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.483
28 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.676
29 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.028
30 Dirk Geiger 28 GER Kiefer Racing KTM +2.922
Sunny / 25
Friday 5 Jul 2019, 13:56 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 25°C
  • Humidity: 34%
  • Ground Temp: 45°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda 1'26.526
2 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.065
3 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.257
4 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.286
5 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.288
6 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.383
7 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.443
8 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.500
9 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.506
10 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.553
11 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.568
12 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.619
13 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.634
14 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.685
15 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.704
16 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.712
17 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.739
18 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.744
19 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.842
20 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.951
21 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.990
22 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.080
23 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.184
24 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.303
25 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.358
26 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.363
27 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.561
28 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.010
29 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +2.199
30 Dirk Geiger 28 GER Kiefer Racing KTM +3.037
Rider Standings
Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 125 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 123 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 87 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
4 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 78 Leopard Racing Honda
5 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 77 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
6 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 68 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 68 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 65 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
9 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 52 PruestlGP KTM
10 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
11 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 50 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
12 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 46 Honda Team Asia Honda
13 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 43 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
14 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 41 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
15 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 40 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
16 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 39 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
17 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 34 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
18 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 33 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
19 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 33 CIP – Green Power KTM
20 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 30 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
21 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 29 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
22 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
23 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
24 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
25 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM
26 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 4 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
27 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
28 Can ONCU 61 TUR 2 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
29 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM