Moto3 star Tatsuki Suzuki won an emotional first Grand Prix victory this morning, achieving this great moment for the team owned by Paolo Simoncelli at the track named in honor of his son Marco, who lost his life at the 2011 Malaysian GP.

The 21-year-old from Chiba rode a perfect race from pole position, battling for position throughout the 23 laps. He never got a moment to rest, with six or seven riders fighting with him for much of the race. Even on the last lap he was side by side with runner-up John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) and third-place finisher Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Honda NSF250RW). The trio took the flag separated by two tenths of a second.

There was heartache for Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW), who was right with the leaders halfway through the final lap when he was taken out by another rider, through no fault of his own. The 18-year-old had worked so hard during the race to escape from the second group and catch the leaders. There was no doubt that Ogura had the pace to win, or at the least finish in the top three.

The all-Honda podium of Suzuki, McPhee and Arbolino increased the manufacturer’s lead in the Constructors World Championship to 60 points with six races remaining. Honda is currently chasing a hat-trick of constructors prizes.

At the same time Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) increased his advantage in the Riders World Championship. The 22-year-old Italian spent much of the race with the leaders, slipping back slightly to cross the finish line in fifth place, but then he was penalized three seconds for exceeding track limits, which relegated him to eighth. Dalla Porta now leads the series by 22 points from Aron Canet, who failed to finish today’s race due to machine issues.

The riders who benefitted from Dalla Porta’s sanction were Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 Honda NSF250RW) and Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW), who won last time out at Silverstone. They finished sixth and seventh.

Ogura’s team-mate Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) completed a disappointing day for their team when he was knocked down by another rider at the very first corner, through no fault of his own. This was a great shame for the 19-year-old from Fukuoka who had been fastest in morning warm-up.

The MotoGP paddock has no time to rest after today’s racing as it travels westward towards the Aragon region of Spain for round 14 at MotorLand Aragon, near the ancient town of Alcaniz.

Tatsuki Suzuki

Tatsuki Suzuki 24

This is amazing! Every race we try to finish in this position and finally we did it. At the start of the year we were quite strong, then there were a few mistakes and finally we have come back to the front. We got pole yesterday and today we did it again. I'm excited – so much!

SIC58 Squadra Corse
John Mcphee

John Mcphee 17

It was an interesting race. I had good pace all weekend, but I left myself with a lot of work to do after a crash in qualifying. I worked hard and made my way to the top ten, but someone else crashed and the next thing I knew I was back in P18 again! It was difficult to make my way through the pack, but I had the rhythm to be fast and I just needed to pick them off one at a time. There was a chance of the win, but with four corners to go I made a pass for second that was on the limit, and it just left me a little bit too far back to have a go.

Petronas Sprinta Racing
Tony Arbolino

Tony Arbolino 14

This is my fourth podium in a row, so like I said at Brno, this is our objective: to be consistently at the front in every race. I'm really happy because I didn't expect this result. I chose the soft rear and sometimes it was difficult to open the gas, which lost me time. I am so happy to be on the podium again – now we stay focused, keep working hard and try to fight for the win again at Aragon next Sunday.

Marinelli Snipers Team
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

Not so much to say. During the weekend we worked perfectly. We had a good pace in the race, and finally, I was fighting for the podium. Unfortunately, I crashed on the last lap and couldn't finish the race. The positive is the experience I achieved for the future.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

I crashed in turn one when someone touched me. I couldn't do anything. It's a very disappointing situation, because after being fastest in morning warm-up I had an excellent feeling in the warm-up lap, so I was very confident. Even if I started from the back of the grid, I was sure to finish in the top ten. Now it's time to recover, trying to be ready for Aragon.

Honda Team Asia
Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Misano World Circuit, San Marino

Moto3 2019, Round 13

Sunny / 26
Sunday 15 Sep 2019, 11:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Ground Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN 25 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 40'00.034
2 John Mcphee 17 GBR 20 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.112
3 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA 16 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.201
4 Jaume Masia 5 SPA 13 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.708
5 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA 11 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +3.232
6 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM 10 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +3.431
7 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA 9 Leopard Racing Honda +3.518
8 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA 8 Leopard Racing Honda +3.740
9 Filip Salac 12 CZE 7 PruestlGP KTM +4.358
10 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA 6 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +14.210
11 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA 5 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +17.190
12 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE 4 PruestlGP KTM +17.217
13 Andrea Migno 16 ITA 3 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +29.972
14 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +32.133
15 Elia Bartolini 20 RSM 1 Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM +32.217
16 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR 0 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +51.058
Sunny / 26
Saturday 14 Sep 2019, 13:09 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Ground Temp: 38°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda 1'42.844
2 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.121
3 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.127
4 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.207
5 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.250
6 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.327
7 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.341
8 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.453
9 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.492
10 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.525
11 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.633
12 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.914
13 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.111
14 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.482
15 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.771
16 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +1.044
17 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.668
18 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.317
19 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.407
20 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.563
21 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.687
22 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.688
23 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.769
24 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +0.802
25 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.881
26 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.960
27 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.061
28 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +1.234
29 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.356
30 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.805
31 Elia Bartolini 20 RSM Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM +1.905
Sunny / 26
Friday 13 Sep 2019, 13:28 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 26°C
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM 1'42.824
2 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.121
3 Gabriel Rodrigo 19 RSM Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.166
4 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.228
5 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.235
6 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.267
7 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.279
8 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.318
9 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.393
10 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.399
11 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.430
12 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.462
13 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.479
14 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.488
15 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.617
16 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.715
17 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +0.728
18 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.761
19 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.764
20 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.772
21 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +0.789
22 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.806
23 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.811
24 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.824
25 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.889
26 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.919
27 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.091
28 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.978
29 Elia Bartolini 20 RSM Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM +2.223
30 Meikon Kawakami 83 BRA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +3.012
31 Deniz Oncu 53 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +3.590
Rider Standings
Sunday, 15 Sep 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 179 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 157 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 149 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
4 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 123 Leopard Racing Honda
5 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 118 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
6 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 113 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
7 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 96 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
8 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 88 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
9 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 75 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
10 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 71 PruestlGP KTM
11 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 67 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
12 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 66 Honda Team Asia Honda
13 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 65 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
14 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 60 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
15 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 52 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
16 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 51 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
17 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
18 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 47 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
19 Darryn BINDER 40 RSA 44 CIP – Green Power KTM
20 Albert ARENAS 75 SPA 35 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
21 Alonso LOPEZ 21 SPA 34 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
22 Makar YURCHENKO 76 RUS 16 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
23 Kazuki MASAKI 22 JPN 14 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM
24 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 13 PruestlGP KTM
25 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
26 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
27 Stefano NEPA 82 ITA 5 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
28 Can ONCU 61 TUR 4 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
29 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
30 Riccardo ROSSI 54 ITA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
31 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM
32 Jeremy ALCOBA 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
33 Elia BARTOLINI 20 RSM 1 Sky Junior Team VR46 KTM