The smallest class in MotoGP saw a surprise winner in the person of Can Öncü who made it to the top spot on the podium upon his début.
The race got under way with three riders going off at the first corner of Ricardo Tormo. Fortunately, however, no one was hurt. At the end of lap one, Tony Arbolino of Marinelli Snipers team was leading, followed by Marco Bezzecchi of Redox PruestelGP in second and wildcard entry Can Öncü of Red Bull KTM in third. Öncü was on to something greater as the Turkish rider made an aggressive move on lap three to move up a position to P2.
As the race progressed, it seemed like Tony Arbolino will claim a spectacular victory, for the Italian rider was leading till lap 11. By now, the gap between Arbolino and Öncü was almost three seconds. Unfortunately, on lap 12, Arbolino crashed and was out of the race.
This gave the lead to Öncü who simply ran away with it, never to look back. Fifteen-year-old Öncü went on to win the race with a four-second margin, thus becoming the youngest ever Moto3 winner in the history of this class. The Valencia round was
Öncü’s first-ever Moto3 race wherein he participated as a wildcard entry.