In typical Moto3 fashion, several riders were part of race-long lead bunch, with the majority of the overtakes occurring by the conclusion of the major straight.

Toba slipstreamed past Lorenzo Dalla Porta to begin the last lap of this race in the lead, but he came under tremendous pressure from the Italian in addition to poleman Aron Canet.

Dalla Porta managed to generate a move at Turn 10, but it came down to the departure of the final turn, where Toba had a fantastic enough drive to slipstream ahead and cross the line by 0.053s.

Toba became the very first Japanese driver to triumph in the light weight class since Tomoyoshi Koyama’s victory in from 2007, and also the initial Asian Donation Cup graduate to succeed in Moto3.

The podium has been completed by Dalla Porta and also Canet, both riders who spent the whole race in the lead category.

Another rider that was simply well-placed to spend the success was Fenati, however the German dropped out of this fight in dramatic fashion as he mistakenly served a Long Lap punishment after obtaining an trail limits caution.

Fenati told BT Sport:”I watched the dashboard ‘track limits’ with the light, so maybe I don’t know … not maybe, for certain I don’t understand. Now it’s [enjoy ] this”

Dalla Porta’s Leopard Racing team mate Marcos Ramirez was fourth, followed by Sky Racing VR46 rider Celestino Vietti, the 17-year-old taking his second top five Moto3 bring about five races.

Angel Nieto duo Albert Arenas and Raul Fernandez were seventh and eighth with Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58), an early race leader, and Fenati settling for eighth and ninth.

The race featured two major crashes in the early phases, with Moto3 rookie Tom Booth-Amos collecting Jaume Masia, Makar Yurchenko and also Ayumu Sasaki in the opening lap.

A couple of laps later there was another collision involving Tatsuki Suzuki, Dennis Foggia and also Kazuki Masaki.

Race results


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