Misano Moto3: Suzuki takes maiden win, drama for Canet

David Gruz

The beginning of the race was sheer chaos as 10 riders crashed in four laps and, most notably, Canet's bike slowed while he was running third.

Canet was forced to pit and he tried to rejoin the race twice, but his bike refused to work properly and the Spaniard had to retire.

Makar Yurchenko and Kaito Toba collided at the first corner of the race and Ayumu Sasaki and Sergio Garcia both likewise failed to complete the opening lap.

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Alonso Lopez and Albert Arenas then both had violent high-sides at Turn 2 on laps 3 and 4 respectively, followed by Niccolo Antonelli crashing and Celestino Vietti, who also fell, hitting him.

Tom Booth-Amos then also had a huge crash, which also involved Deniz Oncu, who replaced his unfit brother Can at the Ajo squad, soon afterwards.

At the front, Suzuki led the majority of the race from pole with Snipers' Tony Arbolino holding second until a group of other riders caught up with them.

Suzuki was first for 18 consecutive laps when Jaume Masia charged in front with a Turn 2 move.

Masia was comfortably in the lead until he suddenly lost four positions in succession at Turn 12 and Suzuki was back ahead with three laps remaining.

Arbolino also reclaimed second and tried to challenge Suzuki - he pulled off a move at Turn 2 on the penultimate lap but Suzuki responded two corners later.

On the last lap, Suzuki benefited from drama behind as Andrea Migno (Sky VR46) crashed after clipping Arbolino's rear tyre at Turn 8, taking himself and Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) out of the podium battle.

Arbolino lost minimal time in the incident but he was then attacked by Petronas Sprinta rider John McPhee, who entered the top five for the first time only on the penultimate lap.

McPhee pulled off a move at the fast Turn 12 right-hander to steal second from Arbolino.

Arbolino still ended up as the highest-placed title contender as Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who was also in podium contention for a while, couldn't keep up with the leaders in the end.

He crossed the line fifth behind Masia and was then given a three-second penalty for exceeding track limits, which dropped him to eighth.

Dalla Porta still leads the championship with 22 points thanks to Canet's drama, while Arbolino is only further 8 behind.

Gabriel Rodrigo (Gresini) returned from injury in sixth with Marcos Ramirez (Leopard) taking seventh ahead of his teammate Dalla Porta as well as Filip Salac (PrustelGP) and Stefano Nepa (Avintia), both taking their first top 10 results.

Romano Fenati withdrew from the race due to sustaining injuries earlier in the weekend, while Darryn Binder, Kazuki Masaki and Meikon Kawakami all crashed out.

1

Japan
Japan

Tatsuki Suzuki

Honda

23

2

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

John McPhee

Honda

23

0.112

3

Italy
Italy

Tony Arbolino

Honda

23

0.201

4

Spain
Spain

Jaume Masia

KTM

23

0.708

5

Italy
Italy

Dennis Foggia

KTM

23

3.232

6

Argentina
Argentina

Gabriel Rodrigo

Honda

23

3.431

7

Spain
Spain

Marcos Ramirez

Honda

23

3.518

8

Italy
Italy

Lorenzo Dalla Porta

Honda

23

3.740

9

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Filip Salač

KTM

23

4.358

10

Spain
Spain

Raúl Fernández

KTM

23

14.210

11

Italy
Italy

Stefano Nepa

KTM

23

17.190

12

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Jakub Kornfeil

KTM

23

17.217

13

Italy
Italy

Andrea Migno

KTM

23

29.972

14

Italy
Italy

Riccardo Rossi

Honda

23

32.133

15

Elia Bartolini

KTM

23

32.217

16

Turkey
Turkey

Deniz Öncü

KTM

23

51.058

Japan
Japan

Ai Ogura

Honda

22

1 Lap

Japan
Japan

Kazuki Masaki

KTM

18

5 Laps

Brazil
Brazil

Meikon Kawakami

KTM

17

6 Laps

South Africa
South Africa

Darryn Binder

KTM

8

15 Laps

Spain
Spain

Arón Canet

KTM

5

18 Laps

Spain
Spain

Albert Arenas

KTM

3

20 Laps

Italy
Italy

Niccolo Antonelli

Honda

3

20 Laps

Italy
Italy

Celestino Vietti Ramus

KTM

3

20 Laps

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Tom Booth-Amos

KTM

3

20 Laps

Spain
Spain

Alonso López

Honda

2

21 Laps

Japan
Japan

Ayumu Sasaki

Honda

0

Japan
Japan

Kaito Toba

Honda

0

Spain
Spain

Sergio García

Honda

0

Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan

Makar Yurchenko

KTM

0

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