Efren azquez won a breathtaking Moto3 race in Sepang on Sunday the 26th of Ocotber by nail-biting two tenths of a second ahead of Australian Jack Miller aboard his Ajo KTM.
The battle at the front was enthralling from the first lap to the last with title contestants Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW), Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda NSF250RW) and Jack Miller (KTM) in the thick of it throughout.
Positions changed every corner and there was plenty of bumping and barging. At the start of the final lap there were seven riders in the lead group, though that changed when front-row starter John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda NSF250RW) slid off, leaving six men in with a chance of victory.
Vazquez made superb use of his Honda's impressive power to grab the lead as the pack sped down the back straight for the last time and just fended off Miller on the dash to the line, with Rins a further 0.172 seconds down and Danny Kent (Husqvarna), Marquez and Alexis Masbou Ongetta-Rivacold Honda NSF250RW) in their wheel tracks.
‰ÛÏMoto3 is always so close, so it's never easy to make a plan for the end of the race." Vazquez admitted after his win. "Even more so than usual, everyone was riding really aggressively, especially Marquez and Jack who are fighting for the championship.
"I tried to do my best but not to be too risky because I didn't want to affect their chances in the championship. Anyway, I have my own personal battle for third overall with Rins, so I tried my very best at the end and it worked perfectly."