2018 Motegi Moto3 Race Result: Minding the Gap

Marco Bezzecchi took the win at the Motegi circuit in Japan and in the process turned the Moto3 championship into a near a dead heat with the top two riders separtated by a single point. And the reason for the disappearing points gap? Championship leader Jorge Martin crashed out of the contest late, handing the maximum 25 points to his leading rival.

Fabio Di Giannantonio took second, one tenth of a second behind the winner, closely chased by Aron Canet to complete the podium. 

Bezzecchi's win, coupled with only three races remaining, puts considerable pressure on Martin who has lwon six races this seasons but finds himself with no margin for error.

Result:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 2'05.403    
2 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'05.532 0.129 0.129
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'05.600 0.197 0.068
4 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'05.838 0.435 0.238
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'06.009 0.606 0.171
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'06.087 0.684 0.078
7 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'06.247 0.844 0.160
8 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'06.286 0.883 0.039
9 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'06.315 0.912 0.029
10 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'06.425 1.022 0.110
11 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'06.498 1.095 0.073
12 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'06.529 1.126 0.031
13 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'06.635 1.232 0.106
14 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'06.693 1.290 0.058
15 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'06.856 1.453 0.163
16 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'06.882 1.479 0.026
17 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'07.084 1.681 0.202
18 31 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'07.102 1.699 0.018
19 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'07.866 2.463 0.764
20 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'08.090 2.687 0.224
21 17 John MCPHEE KTM 2'08.311 2.908 0.221
22 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'08.576 3.173 0.265
23 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'09.221 3.818 0.645
24 36 Yuto FUKUSHIMA Honda 2'09.790 4.387 0.569
25 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'10.091 4.688 0.301
26 13 Shizuka OKAZAKI Honda 2'10.907 5.504 0.816
27 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'12.469 7.066 1.562
28 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'13.720 8.317 1.251
  19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM      
  71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda      
Round Number: 
16
2018
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