Italy's Dalla Porta crowned Moto3 world champion in Australia

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.