Izan Guevara has been crowned Moto3 World Champion after taking victory on the Australian Grand Prix!
After a tough outing in Thailand two weeks ago, Guevara came to Phillip Island hoping to get back on the podium, with the chance to wrap up the title early well within his grasp.
Qualifying for the Spaniard ended with a seventh-place result, meaning there was work to do on Sunday to get to the front.
The race began with damp areas present around the track, but not enough to force the riders on to the wet tyre, with slicks being the choice for all.
Guevara quickly made his intent clear from the start: to get to the front. As the lights went out it was Garcia who took the lead early on ahead of Diogo Moreira and pole-sitter Ayumu Sasaki.
Sasaki made a move for the lead on the third lap as Garcia dropped to third behind Ivan Ortola who had made a good start to find himself in second during the early stages.
Meanwhile the champion in waiting was still on the move, quickly getting up to second on lap four with an impressive move past both Moreira and Garcia, with his eyes firmly set on the lead.
By the eighth lap an exciting battle for first emerged between Garcia, who had taken first a few laps prior, and Guevara.
This battle went on for the rest of the race, with Sasaki and Deniz Öncü joining the fight.
The race went right down until the final lap, with the four riders separated by almost nothing!
Guevara had the pace to find a couple of tenths over his rivals, and crossed the line as winner ahead of Öncü, Garcia and Sasaki, crowning him champion!
With that, Guevara can now breathe a sigh of relief as he heads to the final two rounds of the year with the title already wrapped up.