Aron Canet took a perfect line into the final corner to pass two of his rivals and take a first world championship victory in the Moto3 Spanish Grand Prix.

The Estrella Galicia rider kept the clean sweep of Honda victories running with a perfectly managed end to his race, which saw four riders in contention for the three podium places.

The 17 year-old started the final lap the last of the quartet but in a frantic race with lots of contact he found a way through for his first rostrum finish of the year.

The Spaniard is joined on the podium by Marinell Rivacold Snipers rider Romano Fenati who was tucked right behind but lacked the line to slip past leaving him second by just 0.031s with Joan Mir snatching third in the drag to the line for Leopard Racing, recovering superbly from his ninth place start to claim a trophy.

The result - another all-Honda top three - sees Mir retain his lead the championship standings, with Fenati moving up two places to second, nine points behind his Spanish rival.

Marcos Ramirez lead the most laps over the line for Platinum Bay Real Estate only being raced out of rostrum contention in the drag to the line, his fourth is still his best result and a great boost for the team - they were the top KTM finishers and continue to see improvements to their results since swapping from Mahinrda.

Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini) and Andrea Migno (Sky Racing VR46) faded from the lead group but enjoyed a personal battle for fifth, with the Italian finishing ahead at the chequered flag.

Migno's team-mate Nicolo Bulega followed him over the line in seventh after winning his duel with Estrella Galicia's Enea Bastianini who took eighth.

Moto3 still has not been won by the pole-sitter in Jerez with Gresini's Jorge Martin slipping back to ninth, Juanfran Guevara completed the top ten for RBA.

Bo Bendsneyder fought back from 24th on the grid to secure valuable points in eleventh, catching and then pulling clear of the second group of riders for Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Jules Danilo was next to take the chequered flag in twelfth for Marinelli Rivacold Snipers, just ahead of Gabriel Rodrigo on the second RBA entry.

Albert Arenas was the top Mahindra, building on positive pace in warm-up to finish 14th. Ayumu Sasaki took top rookie honours, claiming the final point in 15th for the SIC Racing Team.

Darryn Binder had the slightest contact with Fenati in a very physical race at the front, which lead to him falling out of podium contention. The contact was reviewed by race direction but no further action was taken. Binder rejoined in 23rd and finished 20th.

Tatsuki Suzuki took out Niccolo Antonelli on the first lap, wild-card Vincente Perez fell out of contention on the third.

Contact between Adam Norrodin and Marco Bezzecchi meant their day ended in the gravel with ten laps to go.

John McPhee bravely staged a comeback after qualifying left him 25th on the grid, the British Talent team rider made up seven places on lap one but crashed out of twelfth with nine laps remaining, he initially rejoined before returning to the pits and calling it a day.

Manuel Pagliani was penalised for a jump start with a trip through the pits.

Philipp Oettl was declared unfit to race after fracturing his collarbone in his qualifying crash.

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