Italy's Dalla Porta crowned Moto3 world champion in Australia

<i>Image:  Mirco Lazzari gp / Stringer</i>
<i>Image: Mirco Lazzari gp / Stringer</i>
Mirco Lazzari gp / Stringer

Italy's Lorenzo Dalla Porta was crowned Moto3 world champion Sunday, winning the Australia Grand Prix on his Honda as nearest rival Aron Canet crashed out.

The 22-year-old started sixth on the grid at Phillip Island and with a 47 point buffer ahead of the Spaniard in the world championship standings was heavily favoured to take the title.

Consistency is key

In a tight race, he moved through the field before clocking a brilliant final lap to hold off fellow Honda rider Marcos Ramirez and KTM's Albert Arenas, who finished second and third.

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Dalla Porta has been supremely consistent this year, with three victories and 10 podiums, securing the world title with two races to go.

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