Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island: Bridgestone debrief with Shinji Aoki
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won an intriguing Australian Grand Prix ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and his factory Yamaha stablemate Valentino Rossi. The new Phillip Island track surface proved to be unexpectedly harsh on tyres, particularly at the rear, resulting in a decision by race direction – following... Read more
Early end to Australian GP for Simon after being taken out by crashing rider
The long journey to the Far East unfortunately did not pay off so far for Julian Simon. After it already didn’t start well in Malaysia, it didn’t improve in Australia either. After a good start and showing a good pace before the race, Julian Simon was incredibly unlucky to... Read more
“Unexpected” fifth place for Bautista after yet another strong podium battle in Australia
Alvaro Bautista managed to produce another challenge for the podium today, but with the decision forced on him to run a hard tyre that did not suit the setting of his bike the Spaniard was unable to break into the top three at the end. Alvaro missed out by... Read more
Espargaro takes big step towards title with Australia win as Rabat finishes 8th, Pons 24th
Pol Espargaró has taken the possibly most important victory of his career this afternoon at Philip Island. The Pons rider took his fifth pole position of the season yesterday and after a fantastic start he entered the first corner of the Australian Grand Prix in first position. After the... Read more
Australian GP, Phillip Island: KTM Race Report
Spanish rider Alex Rins emerged the winner of one of the tightest Moto3 GPs of the 2013 season on Sunday at the Phillip island circuit in Australia crossing the line three thousandths of a second in front of Maverick Vinales. Red Bull KTM Ajo factory rider and championship leader... Read more
Cardus back in the points with best race finish of the season
NGM Mobile Forward Racing riders had the podium within their reach at Phillip Island with their Speed Up bike. Simone Corsi started the race from the 14th position on the grid and made an extraordinary comeback all the way up to 4th place. Great performance done by his teammate... Read more
Vinales second in Australian photo finish, Carrasco relegated to 19th after tyre struggles
It was a dramatic Moto3 race at Phillip Island in which the Team Calvo riders once again played an important role. Maverick Viñales was fighting for victory until the finish line and it eventually escaped him by only 0.003 seconds. But the rider from Roses is happy with the... Read more
Vazquez 7th in Australia after tough battle, Oliveira fights back to 26th after first lap crash
Mahindra rider Efrén Vázquez showed true racing grit in Australia, fighting back into a big leading group in the closing stages to regain seventh place, giving the only Indian grand prix machine another top ten finish in its first development season. The 27-year-old Spaniard from Bilbao was the fastest... Read more
Espargaro and Rabat together again with 1-2 in Australia qualifying, Pons to start from 17th
Pol Espargaró has taken his fifth pole position of the season and the 14th of his career this afternoon at the Philip Island circuit in Australia. His teammate Tito Rabat was second fastest and will start alongside Pol, together with Spaniard Jordi Torres also on the front row. The race... Read more
Isaac Vinales hoping for big group battle to profit from second row start at Phillip Island
In the Moto3 class, Honda-powered machines again showed strength in practice and qualifying, at a track of fast corners and high rhythm that plays to their strengths. Honda is up against rival factories in the smallest class, where 250cc four-stroke engines operate under strict technical restrictions. Four Honda riders were... Read more