Assen Moto3: Arbolino scores win with last-lap move

Snipers rider Tony Arbolino became the first repeat winner of the 2019 Moto3 season after a last-lap overtake on Lorenzo Dalla Porta at Assen.

Assen Moto3: Arbolino scores win with last-lap move

Arbolino was over a second behind leaders Jakub Kornfeil and Dalla Porta two laps before the race as the duo was able to pull away from the rest after a couple of crashes in the front group.

First, Kaito Toba and Celestino Vietti collided at Turn 5, also collecting Tatsuki Suzuki and Raul Fernandez, which was followed by Darryn Binder falling at the same turn a lap later.

Soon after taking the lead from Dalla Porta, Kornfeil was given a long-lap penalty for violating track limits, on paper handing the former an easy win.

But Arbolino was able to close in on the Leopard rider and launch a last-lap assault, which resulted in a successful overtake at Turn 15.

Dalla Porta tried to come back with a strong exit out of the last corner, but he missed out by 0.045s, finishing second for the fourth time this year.

Pruestl's Kornfeil was able to rejoin third after his penalty to score his first podium of the year followed by Gabriel Rodrigo (Gresini).

John McPhee (Petronas Sprint) completed the top five, just ahead of Honda Team Asia's Ai Ogura and Leopard's Marcos Ramirez.

Pole-sitter Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58) only led for two laps after the start and in the end settled for eighth followed by Dennis Foggia (Sky VR46) and Alonso Lopez (EG0,0).

Romano Fenati (Snipers) featured in the lead positions for most of the race, even leading for a couple of laps, but he ran through the grass out of the final turn, eventually taking 11th.

Championship leader Aron Canet (Max Racing Team) was only 12th and his championship lead is down to seven points over Dalla Porta.

Jaume Masia's bike stopped while Albert Arenas, Andrea Migno and Tom Booth-Amos also suffered crashes.

Cla Rider Bike Time
1 Italy Tony Arbolino
2 Italy Lorenzo Dalla Porta
Honda 0.045
3 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil
KTM 1.562
4 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo
Honda 2.158
5 United Kingdom John McPhee
Honda 2.201
6 Japan Ai Ogura
Honda 2.264
7 Spain Marcos Ramirez
Honda 2.436
8 Italy Niccolo Antonelli
Honda 2.580
9 Italy Dennis Foggia
KTM 2.758
10 Spain Alonso López
Honda 2.900
11 Italy Romano Fenati
Honda 2.916
12 Spain Arón Canet
KTM 3.081
13 Japan Kazuki Masaki
KTM 3.267
14 Czech Republic Filip Salač
KTM 3.737
15 Spain Sergio García
Honda 12.705
16 Turkey Can Öncü
KTM 12.796
17 Japan Ayumu Sasaki
Honda 12.800
18 Kazakhstan Makar Yurchenko
KTM 12.894
19 Italy Andrea Migno
KTM 30.346
20 Italy Stefano Nepa
KTM 36.069
21 Italy Riccardo Rossi
Honda 51.064
22 Netherlands Ryan Van De Lagemaat
KTM 1'32.359
23 United Kingdom Tom Booth-Amos
KTM 1'45.509
South Africa Darryn Binder
Italy Celestino Vietti Ramus
Spain Raúl Fernández
Japan Kaito Toba
Japan Tatsuki Suzuki
Spain Albert Arenas
Spain Jaume Masia
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