Moto3: What a show at Phillip Island! Arenas wins ahead of Di Giannantonio and Vietti

The Australian Moto3 race was really an exceptional one that gave us Albert Arena’s victory ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio and an amazing Celestino Vietti Ramus.


The lightweight class in the World Championship gave us an outstanding performance also at Phillip Island circuit. Every single lap until the chequered flag has been an exciting one: Albert Arenas eventually managed to succeed on the Australian track, ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio. But Celestino Vietti Ramus’ 3rd place was also a great result, as this was just his second race in the World Championship as a substitute for the injured Bulega. He has been one of the leading characters in a GP that will be remembered for quite some time. Jorge Martín closed the race with a 5th place that takes him a little up in the World Championship ranking, also thanks to Marco Bezzecchi’s zero: he ended his race soon, hit by Gabriel Rodrigo.

From the very beginning, we had a long series of overtakes that changed the initial ranking: Rodrigo, Oettl, Binder and Arbolino definitely gave the poleman Martín a hard time. The fighting group of riders (around 20) on top remained compact and this definitely helped Bezzecchi to climb some positions up from the 15th on the starting grid. After just a few laps, he could be counted in for the podium battle. Pérez in the meanwhile received another penalty: first, he had to start 6 positions behind on the starting grid for the accident in Motegi that forced Antonelli to withdraw from the race (not forgetting the fact he also got a double injury) and then he had to do a ride through for a jump start.

13 laps before the end of the race, here you are an unexpected turn of events: Rodrigo made a particularly difficult maneuver on Turn 10, hitting Bezzecchi and making him fall down. The Italian rider tried to re-enter the race, but he eventually had to give up. The situation in the World Championship ranking has become even more complicated, and Martín got the chance to deal with the whole situation on track. Two laps after this unlucky crash, Dalla Porta had to withdraw from the race too, even though he was already battling for the podium. He slipped on Southern Loop, just before an accident between Masiá and Ramírez (the latter suffered a high side and his bike hit the teammate, making him fall) on Stoner Turn.

But this race couldn’t end without some more accidents right before the end: the rookie Foggia, who took up a leading role for the whole competition today, made a mistake that caused Arbolino’s fall. But the end of the race mirrored the rest of today’s extraordinary race: Albert Arenas crossed the finish line 1st winning the second World Championship race in his career, with a very little advantage over Fabio Di Giannantonio (2nd). The 3rd place went to Celestino Vietti Ramus. Tatsuki Suzuki got the 4th place ahead of Jorge Martín and Aron Canet, while Adam Norrodin finished 7th followed by Enea Bastianini, Jakub Kornfeil and Ayumu Sasaki.


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