Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) won an exciting race after firstly holding off the challenge of Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) for the first eight laps until Rossi’s engine blew up causing his retirement this being followed by a determined effort by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) which saw him take the lead on the last lap and looked like winning the race until he was passed by Lorenzo just before the finish line.
There was also a tight battle for third place between Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team), who had a poor front row start and eventually worked his way through the field to pass both Dani Pedrosa ( Repsol Honda Team) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) to finish on the podium in third place. Fourth place went to Dani Pedrosa with Dovizioso fifth and Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR), who also had a poor start from the front row of the starting grid, in sixth place.
1 Jorge LORENZO (SPA) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41’36.535
2 Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.019
3 Andrea IANNONE (ITA) Ducati Team Ducati +4.742
In a race shortened to 10 laps because the first race was red flagged as the result of damage to an air fence after an incident between Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) and Luca Marini (Forward Racing), Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) eventually claimed victory after a titanic struggle with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team)who finished second.
Third place went to Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) who passed both Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) and Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) late in the race to gain a podium spot. Fourth place went to Luthi with Sayharin fifth and Axel Pons (AGR Team) sixth.
1 Johann ZARCO (FRA) Ajo Motorsport Kalex 18’59.391
2 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA) Forward Team Kalex +0.030
3 Sam LOWES (GBR) Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex +1.096
In an incredible race where any one of at least five riders could have won victory finally went to Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who showed superior race craft to win a race where the top five finishers were separated by 0.077 sec. Second place went to rookie Fabio Di Giannatonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) with the last podium position going to Francesco Bagnaia (ASPAR Mahindra Team Moto3).
In fourth place was Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) with Fabio Quartararo (Leopard Racing ) fifth and Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia) sixth.
Binder’s main Moto3 title rivals Romano Fenati ((SKY Racing Team VR46) and Jorge Navarro ((Estrella Galicia 0,0) who were in the leading group failed to finish the race. Fenati’s chain broke on lap ten and Navarro crashing out on lap twelve after coming into contact with another rider.
1 Brad BINDER (RSA) Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 39’49.382
2 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO (ITA) Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda +0.038
3 Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA) ASPAR Mahindra Team Moto3 Mahindra +0.069