Full Recap and Results Below.
Jack Miller has taken a hugely popular and nail biting victory following a chaotic Moto3 Grand Prix at Phillip Island, after starting eighth on the grid the young Australian timed his run to the line perfectly to hold off the charging Honda pairing of Alex Marquez and Alex Rins by three hundredths of a second. Marquez and Rins both had fantastic starts and lead the field in the early laps, Miller also got a great start and moved from eighth to fifth on the opening lap ensuring that he wasn't caught out by any break away attempts.
A leading group of eleven riders formed at the halfway stage of the race as the lead swapped lap after lap at the end of the front straight and into turn one, the Estrella Galicia Honda's held a clear advantage over the KTM's of Miller and Fenati down the chute and the battle for the slipstream turned out to be a crucial factor. Miller managed to lead onto the final lap and broke the tow of the Hondas; he swerved quickly to the left out of the final corner and won the dash to the line.
Efren Vazquez narrowly missed out on the podium by one hundredth of a second, taking fourth position ahead of his team mate John McPhee. Alexis Masbou made it five Honda's in the top six underlining their dominance around the seaside circuit. Miguel Oliveira headed up the second group of riders to claim seventh place aboard his Mahindra ahead of Jakub Kornfeil, Niklas Ajo and Niccolo Antonelli who rounded out the top ten.
Juanfran Guevara and Isaac Vinales had a coming together through the southern loop and crashed out of the leading group with fourteen laps remaining. It was an unfortunate outcome for Guevara after he started from his best ever grid position. Romano Fenati crashed out of the race heading onto the penultimate lap and a few corners later Brad Binder and Danny Kent collided and also both crashed out of the leading group.
Miller's victory sees Alex Marquez' Championship lead cut to 20 points heading into the final two races, at the very least Miller has ensured that the pressure remains on his Spanish rival and sets up a brilliant end to the Moto3 season.
|12||4||99||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||18.226|
|19||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||35.571|
|21||65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||40.291|
|23||9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||40.514|
|25||58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||56.233|
|27||4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||57.002|
|5||Romano FENATI||KTM||2 Laps|
|32||Isaac VIÑALES||KTM||7 Laps|
|33||Enea BASTIANINI||KTM||11 Laps|
|55||Andrea LOCATELLI||Mahindra||22 Laps|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||Honda||22 Laps|