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Leopard Racing's Lorenzo Dalla Porta clinched the 2019 Moto3™ World Championship by taking his third victory of the season at the Pramac Generac Australian Grand Prix. It was a tenth podium finish in what has been a sensational season for the young Italian, but what other stats helped him to the lightweight crown? Here are the facts and figures behind your 2019 Moto3™ World Champion...
Lorenzo Dalla Porta is the first Italian rider to win a Moto3™ title since the introduction of the class back in 2012. In the lightweight category, he is the first Italian rider to clinch the title since Andrea Dovizioso back in 2004.
Dalla Porta is the 15th different Italian rider to clinch the title in the lightweight category. In addition, Dalla Porta’s title is the 24th in the lightweight category for Italian riders and 78th in Grand Prix racing.
Dalla Porta has won four races in his career so far, equalling Alex Marquez and Niccolo Antonelli in 13th place on the list of riders with most wins in the Moto3™ class since 2012.
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Dalla Porta has stood on the podium 10 times this season so far (more than any of his rivals) and 15 times in the Moto3™ class, equalling Sandro Cortese and Alex Marquez, one less than Joan Mir, who stands in ninth place on the list of riders with most podium finishes in the class.
With 15 podium finishes, Dalla Porta moves in third place on the list of Italian riders with most podium finishes in the Moto3™ class after Enea Bastianini and Romano Fenati (24).
Dalla Porta became the first rider to clinch a Grand Prix world title having one the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship.
This is the fifth time that a Honda rider has won the Moto3™ world title, adding to the championships won by Alex Marquez (2014), Danny Kent (2015), Joan Mir (2017) and Jorge Martin (2018).
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Lorenzo Dalla Porta (129) belongs to the list of 10 riders who have led more than 120 laps since the introduction of the Moto3™ class in 2012.
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