The GP250, 250cc race was the domain of reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, who won from Alvaro Bautista (both Aprilia) with Andrea Dovizioso (Scot Honda RS250RW) third. Lorenzo was more than 19 seconds ahead of a gaggle of chasing riders fighting for the remaining podium places.
Julian Simon (Repsol Honda RS250RW) finished sixth and Shuhei Aoyama (Repsol Honda RS250RW) eighth while Yuki Takahashi (Scot Honda RS250RW) stole in the top ten in tenth.
Dovi said: "Lorenzo was impossible to catch, anyway I hoped to get second position, but instead Bautista beat me by a few thousandths of a second. I'm sorry because every earned point is important for us with two races to the end of the Championship.Lorenzo hasn't won it yet and we can still fight in the last two races and this motivates me. To be sincere if I had to go in Malaysia with the Championship already ended I would have been very demoralized. It will be very difficult to make up 45 points though in two races."
Ratthapark Wilairot, Thai Honda PTT-SAG: 19th, "It was a pretty poor weekend. I knew Phillip Island was a challenging track and things only got worse when I crashed yesterday. My right hand bothered all through the race and the pain was increasing as the laps went by. This and a poor start prevented to get into the points. We have to think about what happened and focus on bouncing back next Sunday at Sepang Malaysia."