This was changing all the time though. The top 23 were split by just 3.8 seconds heading onto Lap 8, and the Moto3™ slipstream game was in full flow – no one was going to be escaping, barring a few disasters. Both Öncü and Binder were going in search of their first Grand Prix victories, and the former was looking comfortable at the front as title contender McPhee slipped down the pack to P13, but he was still well in the hunt. Then, a moment for Binder at Turn 3. The South African was in hot but got it stopped at the apex – just. Getting back on the gas though, Binder was out the seat but stayed on, costing him time, as Arenas led the race. However, the Championship leader needed to be careful, Race Direction giving the Spaniard a track limits warning.