Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) won a typically entertaining Moto3 race, leading a Honda monopoly of the first seven positions, which had the first seven riders crossing the finish line covered by 1.045 seconds

The 21-year-old Spaniard beat 19-year-old Italian Tony Arbolino (VNE Snipers Honda NSF250RW) by 0.240 seconds, with Ramirez’s team-mate Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing Honda NSF250RW) completing the podium, a further 0.134 seconds down, but more importantly increasing his lead in the World Championship.

The 22-year-old Italian led much of the 17-lap race, but was happy with his fourth podium from the last five races. He now leads the points chase by 14 points from Aron Canet, who was knocked off by a falling rival, recovering to 13th place at the finish.

The race was frantic throughout, with the lead changing constantly as riders fought for the advantage by attacking Silverstone’s high-speed curves as fast as they dared and also using the slipstream effect on the straights.

Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) took the flag in fourth place, just 0.051 seconds behind Dalla Porta and 0.070 seconds ahead of Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda NSF250RW) who scored his best result since May’s Spanish GP.

Team-mates Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) and John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda NSF250RW) also featured in the battle for victory, ending up fifth and sixth, respectively eight tenths of a second and one second behind the winner.

The domination of NSF250RW riders also increased Honda’s advantage in the Moto3 Constructors World Championship.

Moto3 rookie Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) enjoyed a stirring ride to tenth place, after briefly leading the race at one point, which was his first time out front in a World Championship event. The racing was incredibly close, with multiple contacts as riders fought for position, and a couple of contacts with rivals lost Ogura several places. The fact that the 18-year-old from Tokyo finished the race just 1.3 seconds behind the winner proves that he has the speed to race with the world’s fastest Moto3 riders.

His team-mate Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia Honda NSF250RW) had a less satisfying day. The 19-year-old from Fukuoka, who won the season-opening Qatar GP and has figured in the lead group at many other races, had a below-par weekend here, qualifying 18th and finishing 20th. Toba will use the two weekends off between this race and the next to refocus and ensure he returns to action with some of his early season speed.

The next Grand Prix, the San Marino GP, takes on September 15 and is followed immediately by the Aragon round, in Spain, on September 22.

Marcos Ramirez

Marcos Ramirez 42

This is fantastic – my second victory and my second victory this year – just after I have signed for Moto2 next season. The race was incredible, with a lot of work to do and also lots of attacking and defending. Finally I made it through at the right time and now I cannot wait until the next race!

Leopard Racing
Tony Arbolino

Tony Arbolino 14

It was an incredible weekend, full of emotions. I am happy for the job done. Three podiums in a row are important and give us the right focus before facing my home race. We have different goals and, one by one, we are achieving them.

Marinelli Snipers Team
Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48

It's been a very good day, even if we didn't win. In the race I had a very good rhythm, which I didn't really expect, but the Honda is so good at the moment. I rode a very good rhythm until the final laps when my rear tire was finished. I tried to do everything perfectly and not make a single mistake, but on the last lap at corner seven or eight I went a little wide, so Marco and Tony overtook me, so I couldn't try to win. Anyway, this result is very important because we really need the points for the championship.

Leopard Racing
Ai Ogura

Ai Ogura 79

I am really happy with the race, until the final four laps. The start of the race for me was a big improvement, I was in the front group and I felt good, even leading the race at one point. The final four laps for me was difficult and I didn't manage well the race and I lost some positions. My target is to always give everything in the race and if I feel I have done this I will be happy. Next race we head to Misano, it is not a bad circuit for me as I won there in the Red Bull rookies cup. We have a couple of weeks training now with the team and I will arrive in Misano ready to fight on Sunday in the race.

Honda Team Asia
Kaito Toba

Kaito Toba 27

Today I am very disappointed with the result, finishing in 20th position for me is not good enough. This result comes from not just a bad race but also the way we manage free practice and qualifying. In Misano I must improve this and my focus will be in the next two weeks to train hard, prepare well and get back on the right path with a podium finish.

Honda Team Asia
GoPro British Grand Prix

Silverstone, United Kingdom

Moto3 2019, Round 12

Sunny / 28
Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 13:09 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 28°C
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Ground Temp: 36°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA 25 Leopard Racing Honda 37'50.443
2 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA 20 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.240
3 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA 16 Leopard Racing Honda +0.374
4 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA 13 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.425
5 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN 11 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.495
6 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN 10 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.816
7 John Mcphee 17 GBR 9 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +1.045
8 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA 8 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.210
9 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA 7 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.235
10 Ai Ogura 79 JPN 6 Honda Team Asia Honda +1.300
11 Jaume Masia 5 SPA 5 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.921
12 Darryn Binder 40 RSA 4 CIP – Green Power KTM +7.341
13 Aron Canet 44 SPA 3 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +12.318
14 Jeremy Alcoba 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +12.620
15 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA 1 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +12.861
16 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE 0 PruestlGP KTM +13.034
17 Andrea Migno 16 ITA 0 Bester Capital Dubai KTM +13.114
18 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA 0 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +13.531
19 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA 0 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +13.732
20 Kaito Toba 27 JPN 0 Honda Team Asia Honda +13.934
21 Filip Salac 12 CZE 0 PruestlGP KTM +14.028
22 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA 0 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +14.086
23 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +14.362
24 Can Oncu 61 TUR 0 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +27.836
25 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR 0 CIP – Green Power KTM +30.556
26 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN 0 RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +30.706
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA 0 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +30.746
28 Maximilian Kofler 73 AUT 0 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +53.880
29 Brandon Paasch 96 USA 0 FPW Racing KTM +1'03.928
Sunny / 27
Saturday 24 Aug 2019, 14:17 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 27°C
  • Humidity: 36%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda 2'11.631
2 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.079
3 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.481
4 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.697
5 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.732
6 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.757
7 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.865
8 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.911
9 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +0.935
10 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.977
11 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.990
12 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +1.034
13 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.301
14 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +1.475
15 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.521
16 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.771
17 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +2.298
18 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +3.912
19 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +0.701
20 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +0.703
21 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.776
22 Jeremy Alcoba 52 SPA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.814
23 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +1.071
24 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.166
25 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +1.311
26 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.315
27 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +2.098
28 Maximilian Kofler 73 AUT Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +2.102
29 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +2.152
30 Brandon Paasch 96 USA FPW Racing KTM +2.275
31 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +2.499
Sunny / 24
Friday 23 Aug 2019, 14:17 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 24°C
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Ground Temp: 39°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tony Arbolino 14 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda 2'12.008
2 Albert Arenas 75 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +0.216
3 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 48 ITA Leopard Racing Honda +0.244
4 Darryn Binder 40 RSA CIP – Green Power KTM +0.279
5 Tatsuki Suzuki 24 JPN SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.407
6 Aron Canet 44 SPA Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM +0.644
7 Kaito Toba 27 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +0.674
8 Romano Fenati 55 ITA Marinelli Snipers Team Honda +0.681
9 Jeremy Alcoba 52 SPA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.695
10 Stefano Nepa 82 ITA Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM +0.732
11 Niccolò Antonelli 23 ITA SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda +0.746
12 Ayumu Sasaki 71 JPN Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.762
13 Andrea Migno 16 ITA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +0.876
14 John Mcphee 17 GBR Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda +0.993
15 Jakub Kornfeil 84 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.132
16 Alonso Lopez 21 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.139
17 Sergio Garcia 11 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +1.218
18 Jaume Masia 5 SPA Bester Capital Dubai KTM +1.283
19 Marcos Ramirez 42 SPA Leopard Racing Honda +1.311
20 Ai Ogura 79 JPN Honda Team Asia Honda +1.427
21 Filip Salac 12 CZE PruestlGP KTM +1.530
22 Raul Fernandez 25 SPA Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +1.535
23 Dennis Foggia 7 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +1.571
24 Kazuki Masaki 22 JPN RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.643
25 Tom Booth-Amos 69 GBR CIP – Green Power KTM +1.693
26 Makar Yurchenko 76 RUS RBA BOE Skull Rider KTM +1.831
27 Can Oncu 61 TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM +2.019
28 Celestino Vietti 13 ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM +2.392
29 Riccardo Rossi 54 ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +2.812
30 Maximilian Kofler 73 AUT Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM +3.171
31 Brandon Paasch 96 USA FPW Racing KTM +4.049
Rider Standings
Sunday, 25 Aug 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA 48 ITA 171 Leopard Racing Honda
2 Aron CANET 44 SPA 157 Sterilgarda Max Racing Team KTM
3 Tony ARBOLINO 14 ITA 133 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
4 Niccolò ANTONELLI 23 ITA 118 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
5 Marcos RAMIREZ 42 SPA 114 Leopard Racing Honda
6 John MCPHEE 17 GBR 93 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
7 Celestino VIETTI 13 ITA 88 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
8 Jaume MASIA 5 SPA 83 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
9 Jakub KORNFEIL 84 CZE 67 PruestlGP KTM
10 Romano FENATI 55 ITA 67 Marinelli Snipers Team Honda
11 Ai OGURA 79 JPN 66 Honda Team Asia Honda
12 Dennis FOGGIA 7 ITA 54 SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM
13 Kaito TOBA 27 JPN 51 Honda Team Asia Honda
14 Gabriel RODRIGO 19 RSM 50 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda
15 Tatsuki SUZUKI 24 JPN 50 SIC58 Squadra Corse Honda
16 Andrea MIGNO 16 ITA 49 Bester Capital Dubai KTM
17 Ayumu SASAKI 71 JPN 47 Petronas Sprinta Racing Honda
18 Raul FERNANDEZ 25 SPA 45 Angel Nieto Team Moto3 KTM
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 Sergio GARCIA 11 SPA 9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
25 Ryusei YAMANAKA 6 JPN 7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda
26 Filip SALAC 12 CZE 6 PruestlGP KTM
27 Can ONCU 61 TUR 4 Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM
28 Carlos TATAY 99 SPA 4 Fundacion Andres Perez 77 KTM
29 Tom BOOTH-AMOS 69 GBR 2 CIP – Green Power KTM
30 Jeremy ALCOBA 52 SPA 2 Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda