Jorge Lorenzo takes his 50th GP victory in Phillip Island thriller
Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered a stunning ride today to win the Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling spectacle filled with drama. Teammate Valentino Rossi delivered another exciting performance, fighting to take third on the podium. Following concerns over the safety of the Bridgestone tyres to last full... Read more
Australian GP, Phillip Island: Race roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo has inflicted maximum damage on the day Marc Marquez could have clinched the MotoGP™ crown, as the current title-holder clinched his 50th career race victory in a Tissot Australian Grand Prix including mandatory bike changes. Failing to acknowledge the pre-determined pit window, Marquez was shown the black... Read more
Aleix Espargaro takes 2013 CRT title for second year – and by a huge margin
Top CRT rider at 13 of 16 races, Espargarò claims title for second consecutive season Following confirmation yesterday that the MotoGP tyres would not withstand the abrasive asphalt at Phillip Island for an entire 27 laps, Race Direction decided to run a flag-to-flag contest at the Australian GP. The shortened... Read more
Jordi Torres ends exceptional Australian weekend with 3rd, Nico Terol finishes 9th
Race Direction yesterday cut the Moto2 race distance from 23 to 13 laps, due to the safety requirements of the riders. Tyre degradation concerns at the resurfaced Phillip Island track led to the move being made. Thus, a sprint race took place in the intermediate class, with a fast... Read more
Second place for Dani Pedrosa at Phillip Island, Marc Marquez disqualified
It has been a remarkable day in Phillip Island for the MotoGP paddock, especially the Repsol Honda Team. After Race Direction last night changed the format of today’s twenty-seven lap race due to tyre issues, this morning, the rules changed once again after more troubles in warm up. The new... Read more
Luis Salom works hard for Phillip Island podium
There was another podium finish for Luis Salom in the Moto3 World Championship —his twelfth of the season. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider took third in a close Australian Grand Prix, retaining his lead in the overall standings with a five-point advantage over his nearest rival. Salom made... Read more
Alex Rins takes Australian victory by slim margin, Alex Marquez fourth
Alex Rins today took a big step forward in the battle for the Moto3 title in Australia, winning a close race by just 0.003s. He did so ahead of Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom, with whom he is competing for the World Championship crown. Rins has now cut the... Read more
Australian GP, Phillip Island: Qualifying roundup, MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Jorge Lorenzo has clinched pole position for the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, beating Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi to the top spot in a highly dramatic shootout at Phillip Island. With only three rounds remaining in the 2013 MotoGP™ season and Marquez able to clinch an historic premier class title... Read more
Jordi Torres on Phillip Island front row, Nico Terol lines up in 8th
Today’s Moto2 qualifying session at Phillip Island was action packed, in no small part due to a red flag with sixteen minutes remaining. It was necessary to pause the session for ten minutes to evacuate Thitipong Warokorn, who had been laid prone by a crash. The new Phillip Island... Read more
Aleix Espargaro 13th on the grid for Australian GP
MotoGP qualifying for the Australian GP saw plenty of entertainment and surprise. After Jorge Lorenzo dominated yesterday in the first two free practices and Dani Pedrosa did the same today, qualifying featured the fastest times of the weekend on the newly resurfaced Phillip Island track. Lorenzo hit a seagull... Read more