#MalaysianGP | Lorenzo Dalla Porta makes three in a row, Masia from last to third!
New Moto3 World Champion makes three in a row in Sepang, winning again in a chaotic race ahead of Sergio Garcia, while Jaume Masia made a strong comeback from last on the grid to third after the chequered flag!
The Asiatic Tour could not end any better for new Moto3 World Champion Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who got his first World Title in Australia just seven days ago and another win today in Sepang to get his third victory in a row, fourth overall considering the one conquered in Germany at Sachsenring. The Italian from Leopard mastered in the best way possible the usual crazy last lap where he had to face Celestino Vietti and Albert Arenas, who both tried to jump into the lead, but Dalla Porta was amazing on counter attacking immediately and taking the advantage he needed to win the race.
Anyway, in the first part of the GP, they were Gabriel Rodrigo and Tatsuki Suzuki the main guys, with the two who swapped their position many times for the lead, but both ended crashing during the sixth lap; the Argentinian lost grip and the bike, with Tatsuki who could not do anything to avoid him and same Alonso Lopez, who avoided the bodies of the two riders but not the bikes and ended his race crashing too. After this chaotic incident, Celestino Vietti took the lead followed by Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Albert Arenas, while Jaume Masia was just behind starting from 30th on the grid due to a technical problem on sighting lap. Most penalized guy in the crash was Marcos Ramirez, who was able to avoid everything but had to go on the grass losing a lot of time.
Everything was decided at last lap as always happens in Moto3 races and so it was today as well, with Celestino Vietti who tried to take the lead at the start of last lap with the Italian who wanted to create a gap but he could not because Lorenzo Dalla Porta made the decisive move at turn 9, with Albert Arenas who did the same on Vietti forcing him to go wide, letting the new World Champion the chance to have the gap he needed to win the race.
Meanwhile, also Sergio Garcia came back into the group fighting for the podium and engaged a battle against Vietti, Arenas and Masia in a thrilling last corner where last podium positions were decided; Albert Arenas tried to resist to Sergio Garcia but ended on crashing just at last corner, letting Garcia through but especially Jaume Masia, who made an overtake on Vietti just one corner before, with the Spaniard who snatched third position starting from 30th! Celestino ended even on 5th after a stunning race, with Ai Ogura ahead of him.
Marcos Ramirez finished in 6th ahead of John McPhee and Aron Canet, followed by Tony Arbolino and Niccolò Antonelli, last rider in top 10. Romano Fenati crossed the line in 11th, with Albert Arenas who rejoined the track quickly to end in 12th at least, while Filip Salac, Raul Fernandez and Riccardo Rossi took last points positions.