Only 15 thousandths of a second separated Jeremy Alcoba from what would have been his maiden Moto3 World Championship win. The Catalan rider #52 rode once again a smart race, as he stayed in the leading group before making his final charge to the podium as the race entered its final stretch. The last lap saw the hardest of battles on the track, with seven riders covered by 0.4secs at the chequered flag.
Among these seven riders there was also Gabriel Rodrigo, who in some way played even a bigger role in the race than his teammate. The Argentine rider of team Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3 FPS Automation branded showed on many occasions his superb level of form as he led a good part of the race and even tried to pull away at some point. In the end, he had to settle for a sixth place which does not reflect his potential in this encounter, but his confidence is still growing.
Both riders scored some valuable points, with Rodrigo now eighth while Alcoba moves up to 11th place while waiting for the next back-to-back races at Sachsenring and Assen.