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Moto GP 2015 Round 16 Australia ***SPOILER***

wow Motegi was crazy, looked like Jorge was going to run away with it..... then the track started to dry out. Both Jorge and Vales tires (fronts esp) were giving out big time!! I honestly was waiting for one of them to crash out. Little Dani managed his tires better and of course being prob the lightest rider weight wise was to his advantage! 50th Win for DP26! Vale managed to get around Jorge to take second. Marc broken hand and all finished an impressive 4th. These points are huge for Vale, with 3 races to go lets just say Jorge wins all 3, Vale just needs to finish second and he will still take the title, I really think this ones coming down to Valencia!!!
Also to note: Alex De Angelis is now on the slow road to recovery, he is awake now , super happy to hear this latest news. Get well soon Alex




About the circuit

Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair during the late 70s and early 80s until it was bought in 1985 and given a AUS $5m facelift. MotoGP returned in 1989 and 1990 before becoming a regular fixture once more from 1997 onwards.
The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and, as one of the fastest, most fluid, tracks on the calendar, it continues to provide some of the most spectacular racing in the MotoGP season.


Current Points
1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 283
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 265
3 Marc Marquez Honda 197
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati 172
5 Dani Pedrosa Honda 154
6 Bradley Smith Yamaha 152
7 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 150
8 Cal Crutchlow Honda 98
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 93
10 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 88
11 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 81
12 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 74
13 Scott Redding Honda 73
14 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 49
15 Hector Barbera Ducati 30
16 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 28
17 Alvaro Bautista Aprilla 26
18 Jack Miller Honda 16
19 Nicky Hayden Honda 16
20 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 11
21 Eugene Laverty Honda 9
22 Michele Pirro Ducati 8
23 Mike di Meglio Ducati 8
24 Katsuyuki Nagasuga Yamaha 8
25 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 5
26 Takumi Takahashi Honda 4
27 Alex de Angelis ART 2


2014 Podium:
VR, JL, BS

Circuit Record:
MM93 (2013) 1:28.108

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Prob my fav track, I think the same is true for most of the riders, such an awesome track.

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Thurs 15 Oct - press conf 02:00

Thurs 15 - Practice
19:00 - 19:40 Moto3 FP1
19:55 - 20:40 MotoGP FP1
20:55 - 21:40 Moto2 FP1
23:10 - 23:50 Moto3 FP2
00:05 - 00:50 MotoGP FP2
01:05 - 01:50 Moto2 FP2


Qual Fri 16
19:00 - 19:40 Moto3 FP3
19:55 - 20:40 MotoGP FP3
20:55 - 21:40 Moto2 FP3
22:35 - 23:15 Moto3 QP
23:30 - 00:00 MotoGP FP4
00:10 - 00:25 MotoGP Q1
00:35 - 00:50 MotoGP Q2
01:05 - 01:50 Moto 2 QP


RACE Sat 17
19:40 - 20:00 Moto3 WUP
20:10 - 20:30 Moto2 WUP
20:40 - 21:00 MotoGP WUP
22:00 Moto3 RAC
23:20 Moto2 RAC
01:00 MotoGP RAC
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FP1 Results:
Valentino Rossi leads team-mate Jorge Lorenzo by 18 points with three rounds of the MotoGP season remaining.

Anthony West is returning to MotoGP as a replacement for the injured Karel Abraham, with fellow Australian Damian Cudlin replacing Alex de Angelis.

FP1 took place in cold and windy conditions, with spots of rain throughout. A shower in the closing stages then effectively brought the session to an end...

1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.047s [Lap 12/12] 331km/h (Top Speed)
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.395s +0.348s [14/15] 336km/h
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.572s +0.525s [15/15] 329km/h
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.669s +0.622s [11/12] 328km/h
5. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.712s +0.665s [15/15] 329km/h
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.782s +0.735s [18/19] 339km/h
7. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.902s +0.855s [15/17] 334km/h
8. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 30.967s +0.920s [11/15] 339km/h
9. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.111s +1.064s [10/18] 334km/h
10. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 31.240s +1.193s [11/15] 330km/h
11. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.260s +1.213s [8/13] 330km/h
12. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.385s +1.338s [14/16] 342km/h
13. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1m 31.506s +1.459s [13/18] 328km/h
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 31.670s +1.623s [10/15] 332km/h
15. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 31.670s +1.623s [3/13] 330km/h
16. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 31.702s +1.655s [5/11] 324km/h
17. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 31.772s +1.725s [10/15] 329km/h
18. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.121s +2.074s [15/16] 339km/h
19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.173s +2.126s [14/15] 328km/h
20. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 1m 32.589s +2.542s [12/15] 324km/h
21. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 1m 32.756s +2.709s [14/15] 325km/h
22. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 32.959s +2.912s [11/14] 327km/h
23. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 33.558s +3.511s [7/16] 325km/h
24. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1m 33.790s +3.743s [17/20] 321km/h
25. Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1m 36.091s +6.044s [11/12] 308km/h


FP2 Results:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.383s [Lap 17/19] 336km/h (Top Speed)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.433s +0.050s [16/18] 331km/h
3. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 29.518s +0.135s [18/20] 330km/h
4. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.544s +0.161s [18/19] 346km/h
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.579s +0.196s [16/20] 338km/h
6. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.876s +0.493s [18/19] 328km/h
7. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.021s +0.638s [17/21] 336km/h
8. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.032s +0.649s [20/20] 334km/h
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.041s +0.658s [19/21] 333km/h
10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.113s +0.730s [20/20] 328km/h
11. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.127s +0.744s [17/20] 332km/h
12. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1m 30.184s +0.801s [18/21] 329km/h
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 30.278s +0.895s [19/20] 332km/h
14. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 30.451s +1.068s [16/19] 343km/h
15. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.552s +1.169s [17/20] 334km/h
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.660s +1.277s [17/19] 341km/h
17. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 30.773s +1.390s [19/19] 331km/h
18. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.910s +1.527s [19/20] 330km/h
19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.260s +1.877s [4/21] 327km/h
20. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 31.339s +1.956s [13/18] 330km/h
21. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.577s +2.194s [17/21] 328km/h
22. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 32.122s +2.739s [18/21] 328km/h
23. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 1m 32.309s +2.926s [8/16] 323km/h
24. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1m 32.592s +3.209s [17/19] 324km/h
25. Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1m 34.479s +5.096s [15/15] 315km/h
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Marc leads the way again in FP3
FP3:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.081s [Lap 16/20] 339km/h (Top Speed)
2. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 29.509s +0.428s [17/19] 339km/h
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.520s +0.439s [16/18] 332km/h
4. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 29.675s +0.594s [18/19] 336km/h
5. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 29.715s +0.634s [18/18] 330km/h
6. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.755s +0.674s [3/22] 345km/h
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.815s +0.734s [3/20] 331km/h
8. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 29.877s +0.796s [22/22] 337km/h
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.962s +0.881s [18/20] 348km/h
10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.982s +0.901s [18/18] 332km/h
11. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.034s +0.953s [16/18] 334km/h
12. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 30.163s +1.082s [18/19] 331km/h
13. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.193s +1.112s [19/21] 334km/h
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.295s +1.214s [18/19] 337km/h
15. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1m 30.351s +1.270s [17/19] 329km/h
16. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.404s +1.323s [19/20] 331km/h
17. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.414s +1.333s [18/20] 340km/h
18. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.505s +1.424s [19/20] 327km/h
19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.766s +1.685s [17/18] 330km/h
20. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 1m 31.145s +2.064s [4/18] 328km/h
21. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 31.176s +2.095s [17/17] 332km/h
22. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.419s +2.338s [17/20] 329km/h
23. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1m 31.898s +2.817s [2/19] 325km/h
24. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 31.913s +2.832s [19/21] 333km/h
25. Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1m 34.302s +5.221s [13/15] 315km/h

Riders going directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V)
4. Maverick Vinales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*
5. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15)
6. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)
8. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)
9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15)


FP4
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.245s [Lap 11/15] 339km/h (Top Speed)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.864s +0.619s [6/14] 332km/h
3. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.871s +0.626s [12/14] 344km/h
4. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.956s +0.711s [9/11] 327km/h
5. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.099s +0.854s [4/15] 335km/h
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.108s +0.863s [14/17] 333km/h
7. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.157s +0.912s [16/16] 328km/h
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 30.212s +0.967s [3/13] 345km/h
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 30.246s +1.001s [14/15] 328km/h
10. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.262s +1.017s [7/16] 339km/h
11. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.402s +1.157s [11/17] 336km/h
12. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.491s +1.246s [16/16] 332km/h
13. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 30.547s +1.302s [3/16] 334km/h
14. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.597s +1.352s [6/12] 334km/h
15. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.814s +1.569s [12/13] 330km/h
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.875s +1.630s [15/15] 337km/h
17. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 30.921s +1.676s [9/14] 329km/h
18. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 1m 31.105s +1.860s [12/13] 324km/h
19. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.519s +2.274s [3/11] 325km/h
20. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1m 31.586s +2.341s [13/14] 329km/h
21. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 31.676s +2.431s [7/11] 332km/h
22. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.851s +2.606s [10/13] 328km/h
23. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 32.132s +2.887s [9/11] 330km/h
24. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1m 32.514s +3.269s [11/14] 327km/h
25. Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1m 34.036s +4.791s [3/6] 316km/h

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Qualifying 1/2
1. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 29.647s [Lap 3/3] 332km/h (Top Speed)
2. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.697s +0.050s [3/7] 330km/h

3. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 29.918s +0.271s [6/7] 335km/h
4. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 30.064s +0.417s [6/8] 335km/h
5. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.104s +0.457s [3/8] 336km/h
6. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 1m 30.105s +0.458s [6/6] 329km/h
7. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.135s +0.488s [2/7] 339km/h
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.147s +0.500s [6/8] 332km/h
9. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 1m 30.173s +0.526s [5/6] 329km/h
10. Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) 1m 30.376s +0.729s [6/7] 328km/h
11. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 30.634s +0.987s [6/8] 331km/h
12. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 1m 30.959s +1.312s [7/8] 330km/h
13. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 1m 31.205s +1.558s [7/8] 328km/h
14. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 31.837s +2.190s [3/7] 331km/h
15. Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) 1m 33.884s +4.237s [3/6] 315km/h
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Marc gets POLE! Vale on third row :(
Marc Marquez takes pole at Phillip Island, Jorge Lorenzo unhappy at towing Andrea Iannone ahead of him to second (on exact same lap time), championship leader Valentino Rossi only seventh.

Rossi leads team-mate Lorenzo by 18 points with three rounds of the MotoGP season remaining.

Anthony West and fellow Australian Damian Cudlin are returning to MotoGP as replacements for the injured Karel Abraham and Alex de Angelis...

Qualifying 2:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 28.364s [Lap 7/8] 338km/h (Top Speed)
2. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 28.680s +0.316s [9/9] 347km/h
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 28.680s +0.316s [8/8] 333km/h
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 28.712s +0.348s [7/7] 332km/h
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 28.912s +0.548s [6/7] 340km/h
6. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 28.932s +0.568s [6/8] 328km/h
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.014s +0.650s [6/7] 335km/h
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 29.015s +0.651s [3/3] 331km/h
9. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 29.222s +0.858s [3/7] 340km/h
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.267s +0.903s [6/7] 347km/h
11. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 29.499s +1.135s [3/7] 338km/h
12. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 29.626s +1.262s [7/9] 337km/h

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Really too bad for Tito :( he hopes to race in Valencia for the final time on his Moto2 bike
Tito Rabat will head back to Spain and miss the Malaysian Grand Prix to fully recover from his injury.
Tito Rabat will tomorrow head home to Spain, where he will undergo further examination and possible surgery on the left arm injured two weeks ago in a training crash at Almeria.

The former Moto2™ World Champion crashed heavily in the fast final turn at Phillip Island yesterday, during the second free practice session ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. Precautionary x-rays showed no additional damage to the left arm injury, but the possibility of a displaced bone fragment was identified during a further examination today.

Rabat will return to Barcelona for a more detailed assessment of the injury and will miss the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, staying in Europe to recuperate fully ahead of the final race of the season in Valencia instead.

Tito Rabat: “The crash yesterday left me with no other option; I need to return home for further treatment as soon as possible, so that I have the maximum amount of time to recover ahead of the final race of the season in Valencia. I would like to say thank you to the medical staff at the circuit here at Phillip Island and also to the MotoGP medical team for the good job that they’ve done, both with my rehabilitation from the original injury and for quickly identifying the possibility of further damage after my crash yesterday. Now my focus is solely on recovery, ready for the race in Valencia and the new adventure in MotoGP that starts the Tuesday after.”

Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal: “The original injury wasn’t the problem for Tito here in Australia or in Japan, but rather it was a lack of strength in his left arm following the surgery. With the physiotherapy that Tito has been doing since the operation the strength was starting to return, so it made sense for him to come to the overseas races and test the injury on the bike. The crash yesterday has changed that, as there is a possibility that it dislodged a bone fragment in his damaged arm that may require further treatment. It’s disappointing for Tito, but the positive thing is that he will be sufficiently recovered to race in Valencia and then test the MotoGP bike on the Tuesday after the final race of the season.”
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And to update on Alex, great news :)

Preparations are in progress to transfer Alex De Angelis to San Marino within the next 10 days.
Update 17/10/2015: After eight days of hospitalization in the intensive care unit at the Dokkyo University Hospital of Mibu, doctors have deemed Alex de Angelis "fit to fly". The confirmation on the clinical improvement of the San Marino rider was also given by Clinica Mobile MD. Michele Zasa, who is attending Alex De Angelis in Japan.

Preparations are in progress to transfer Alex De Angelis to San Marino, where he will be admitted to the State Hospital to receive the necessary medical care. De Angelis is expected to return to San Marino within the next 10 days.

Team e-motion Iodaracing joyfully welcomes the positive news on their teammate and thanked the doctors at the Dokkyo University Hospital, the rescue unit of Motegi and the medical staff at the circuit, the Clinica Mobile and MD. Michele Zasa, as well as Dorna and IRTA for the huge help that was given to Alex De Angelis in these difficult days.
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The bird tore a chunk out of the right front fairing, looks like it didn't actually hit Iannone.

I'm glad I stayed up to watch the race, all I can say is wow.
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WOW!!!!! by far best race of the year, crazy crazy last lap by Marc for the win!! Andrea I pushes Vale off the podium, at least Marc took the win so 11 pt gap now between them with 2 to go!!

Marc Marquez wins the Australian MotoGP after an epic last lap by the Honda rider saw him charge from third to first, passing Jorge Lorenzo at MG Corner.

At the same time, World championship leader Valentino Rossi lost third to Andrea Iannone with the top four covered by one-second at the line!

Rossi's MotoGP title lead now stands at 11 points over team-mate Lorenzo, with two rounds remaining.

Anthony West and fellow Australian Damian Cudlin were returning to MotoGP as replacements for the injured Karel Abraham and Alex de Angelis...

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 40m 33.849s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 40m 34.098s
3. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 40m 34.779s
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 40m 34.907s
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 40m 38.911s
6. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 40m 40.649s
7. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 40m 43.224s
8. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 40m 52.250s
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 40m 53.888s
10. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 40m 54.506s
11. Scott Redding GBR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 40m 55.695s
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 40m 56.689s
13. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP15) 41m 3.017s
14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 11.093s
15. Jack Miller AUS LCR Honda (RC213V-RS)* 41m 14.041s
16. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 41m 22.112s
17. Yonny Hernandez COL Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 41m 22.421s
18. Loris Baz FRA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)* 41m 22.526s
19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS)* 41m 24.050s
20. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14 Open) 41m 24.111s
21. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 41m 24.126s
22. Toni Elias SPA Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 41m 54.791s
23. Anthony West AUS AB Motoracing (RC213V-RS) 41m 57.303s
Nicky Hayden USA Aspar MotoGP Team (RC213V-RS) DNF
Damian Cudlin AUS E-Motion IodaRacing (ART) DNF


1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 296
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 285
3 Marc Marquez Honda 222
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati 188
5 Dani Pedrosa Honda 165
6 Bradley Smith Yamaha 158
7 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 153
8 Cal Crutchlow Honda 107
9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 97
10 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 96
11 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 88
12 Maverick Vinales Suzuki 84
13 Scott Redding Honda 78
14 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 49
15 Hector Barbera Ducati 30
16 Alvaro Bautista Aprilla 28
17 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 28
18 Jack Miller Honda 17
19 Nicky Hayden Honda 16
20 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 11
21 Eugene Laverty Honda 9
22 Michele Pirro Ducati 8
23 Mike di Meglio Ducati 8
24 Katsuyuki Nagasuga Yamaha 8
25 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 5
26 Takumi Takahashi Honda 4
27 Alex de Angelis ART 2
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It was Marcs 50th Win
Marquez's 50th victory sets title race alight
Marc Marquez wins one of the most dramatic MotoGP™ races of all time as Lorenzo reduces Rossi's lead in the standings to just 11 points.
Repsol Honda’s Marquez emerged triumphant from an incredible Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to record his 50th career GP victory and fifth of 2015. Marquez secured the race win in the end by just 0.249s from Jorge Lorenzo, with Andrea Iannone completing the podium ahead of championship leader Valentino Rossi who had to settle for fourth.

The 32,000 fans packed into the grandstands bore witness to one of the most exciting races in the history of the World Championship as Marquez was involved in a race-long scrap with Movistar Yamaha teammates and title rivals Lorenzo and Rossi, plus the Ducati GP15 of Iannone. The battle between these four was simply breath-taking, as for once the weather did not throw a spanner in the works with the sun shining and track temperatures reaching 40˚C. It really did have everything: a myriad of overtakes, lots of contact, a championship title on the line, and even a bird strike.

At the start it was Iannone who got the drive off the line to lead into turn 1 with Lorenzo and Marquez in hot pursuit. Lorenzo would take the lead into turn 8, and in a sign of things to come there was contact between Marquez and his teammate Dani Pedrosa at turn 10 as the former defended 3rd. Iannone re-took the lead on lap 2, only to be hit by a stray seagull on the entrance to turn 4 to allow Lorenzo to move back to the front.

The lead swapped hands a number of times between these three on the opening laps. All the while Rossi, who had started from seventh on the grid, had been biding his time, before starting to move through the pack by lap 3. The ‘Doctor’ overtook the Repsol Honda of Dani Pedrosa and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow to move up to fourth on lap 4 and join in the fun at the front.

Lorenzo began to break away at the front, and by the end of lap 7 he had opened up a 1.4s gap, but just when it looked like he would disappear into the distance the chasing trio started to close. Unbelievably, despite constantly swapping places, the three started to reel in Lorenzo at the front. At the end of lap 13, Lorenzo’s lead was down to a second. At the end of lap 14 it was 0.5s, and fans were in for a treat as Marquez, Iannone and Rossi caught Lorenzo at the front with 10 laps to go.

From here on in it was anyone’s guess who would win, with Iannone using the incredible power of his GP15 to show some blistering pace on the straight. This meant each time once of the others passed the Italian; he was able wait until the Gardner straight to launch his Bologna missile back past.

Lorenzo took the lead with 7 laps to go once more, and with just two laps to go had extended this lead to one second as the others fought against each other. The best was still to come though. As the riders entered the final lap less than second separated all four, as Lorenzo led across the line from Iannone with Marquez in third and Rossi fourth.

Marquez passed Iannone in the Southern Loop to move into second and set off after Lorenzo. Rossi also came past his compatriot after contact at turn 4, before Iannone fought back into 3rd through Lukey Heights. Then at turn 10 Marquez blitzed past Lorenzo into the lead, as Rossi tried desperately to pass Iannone for the final time but failed. Marquez then managed to hold on through the final few corners to secure an amazing victory as the crowd went wild. Marquez had saved his best till last, putting in the fastest lap of the race on the final lap as he timed his move to perfection. It seemed a fitting way for the reigning MotoGP™ World Champion to break his MotoGP™ points duck at Phillip Island, as he became the youngest ever rider to reach the milestone of 50 GP wins.

Lorenzo took second, his tenth podium of the year, to close the gap in the standings to Rossi to just 11 points with two races remaining. Iannone completed the podium, his third of the year and first since Mugello, while Rossi’s fourth was only the second time he has missed out on the podium this season. To give you an idea of how close it was, just a second separated the four across the line. It was also Rossi’s 328th grand prix, which moves him level with Loris Capirossi at the top of the list of riders with the most World Championships starts.

Marquez’s teammate Pedrosa came out on top in the battle for fifth as he crossed the line 5 seconds behind Rossi. The winner at Motegi had enjoyed an excellent race long fight with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow, who finished in sixth and seventh respectively. Sixth equalled Viñales best MotoGP™ result from the Catalan GP as he once more impressed in what is only the Spaniard's rookie season.

Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) won the battle of the brothers as he beat Aleix (Team Suzuki Ecstar) to 8th. Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith completed the top ten, finishing less than a second ahead of his compatriot Scott Redding on the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda in eleventh.

LCR Honda’s Jack Miller took the Open class victory at his home grand prix by finishing in fifteenth, while Irishman Eugene Laverty (Aspar MotoGP Team) crossed the line in 19th after announcing he will be staying with his team for 2016. Laverty’s teammate Nicky Hayden was forced to retire with a technical issue and Damien Cudlin (E-Motion IodaRacing Team), who was substituting for the injured Alex De Angelis, also had to return to the pits with an issue.
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Rossi: “The results could have been better”
For only the second time in 2015 Valentino Rossi fails to finish on the podium, ending the incredible Australian GP in fourth.
The action begun at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix as soon as the lights went out and didn’t stop till all of the 27 laps were complete. Valentino Rossi fought with tooth and claw against Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) as the trio attempted to close down Jorge Lorenzo. The four riders would eventually join together for one of the closest and most intense battles the MotoGP™ World Championship has seen in recent years. While Rossi was able to lap with the leaders he never seemed able to pose a real challenge for the lead of the race, usually drafted by Iannone down the straight and forced to fight past his fellow Italian lap after lap. Passing between the two close friends was hard but fair, both Rossi and Iannone revelling in the thrill of battle.

It all came down to the last lap but unfortunately Rossi was unable to best Iannone and for just the second time in 2015 he finished off the podium. Movistar Yamaha teammate and title rival Jorge Lorenzo finished second and was able to reduce the championship gap to just 11 points. Mathematically Rossi could claim the title in Malaysia if he is third or higher and Lorenzo is unable to score. Even if this scenario does not occur, Rossi can finish second in the remaining two rounds and still secure his tenth world title.

Valentino Rossi: “Today the results could have been better, but this is OK too. It could have been better if I would have been able to overtake Iannone in the last lap and it was a shame I wasn‘t able to stay on the podium. I had a good pace and good speed during the race, so arriving in fourth place is a pity, but it was still a good race. We already said that race results was going to be important ten rounds ago, but now it‘s really important and it will be very tough until the last race.”
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Marquez: “I overheated the front tyre”
Marc Marquez secured his 50th GP win and his first MotoGP™ victory at the Phillip Island circuit in the race of the year.
Back to his best, Marc Marquez made a strong start from pole position at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and was immediately fighting with Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha). Lorenzo managed to force his way past and began to open up a gap while Iannone and Marquez relived their Moto2™ days. As Lorenzo escaped, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) closed in and Marquez quickly found himself battling with both Italians. Turns 4 and 10 were the favourite overtaking spots of Marquez and despite their frantic battle they gained on Lorenzo. The trio closed Lorenzo down and the Australian GP soon became a four rider affair.

Having pushed hard initially, Marquez was forced to slow down for a handful of laps as he had overheated his front tyre and was having multiple moments. It all came down to the last lap; Marquez dug deep and produced the best final lap of his racing career. The final lap began with Marquez 0.662s behind Lorenzo but an incredible 1’29.280 lap saw the younger of the two Spaniards come out on top, and set a new circuit record in the process. Not only is this Marquez’s first win in the premier class at Phillip Island, but also his 50th victory in the World Championship. With two races left in the 2015 season Marquez could still play a crucial role in deciding who lifts the 2015 crown.

Marc Marquez: “You know during the race I feel really strong but there were many passes between me, Valentino and Andrea and Jorge opened a gap. Then I pushed a little to catch Jorge but I overheated the front tyre and I had a lot of movement when I tried to open a gap. I tried to slow down to cool it down but it wasn’t there. The last three laps I said ‘OK I will push’. Andrea and Valentino overtook me and then the last lap I pushed 100%. I didn’t expect to arrive to Jorge but really happy for the win. I don't know where I pulled that time out from, but it was what made the difference for us! I want to thank all the team, Honda and all the fans. After a difficult season it’s always nice to finish the year with some victories! We worked really hard and the results weren’t coming but this result is really nice for us.”
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Lorenzo: “I tried to close the door”
An unbelievable Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix saw Jorge Lorenzo claw back precious championship points after a titanic clash.
There was rarely a calm moment in the Australian GP as four of the MotoGP™ World Championship’s best riders produced one of the closest races in recent memory. The early stages saw Jorge Lorenzo make an early brake; able to open up a small advantage but a charging Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) quickly closed the Movistar Yamaha rider down, bringing Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) with him. As their battle intensified, Lorenzo was able to maintain a small advantage at the front despite issues with the front end of his Yamaha M1. It all came down to the final lap, Lorenzo beginning with a lead of 0.662s.

In any other race this would have been a safe gap, but something was in the air at Phillip Island and Marquez produced a record breaking final lap to just steal victory from Lorenzo. The title fight is close, claiming the extra five points for victory would have hugely beneficial, but fortune smiled on Lorenzo. With Iannone taking the final step on the podium, Lorenzo was able to reduce the gap to Rossi 11-points. Two races remain to decide the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship, it’s all still in play and another two races with Rossi off the podium could see Lorenzo take a third premier class crown.

Jorge Lorenzo: “I think this was the most exciting race of the season and for sure one of the best in the last few years. To have four of the fastest riders fighting for victory in all the corners for the whole race is unbelievable. To be honest, I didn‘t expect that Andrea and Valentino would be able to stay with us. I also expected Marc to be stronger than me, but in the race I saw that he had some problems in some corners and so when I passed him again I tried to push to the limit and create an advantage, but it wasn‘t enough."

"In the slow corners I lost out a little bit, because my front tyre‘s life was going down, so I couldn‘t lean in completely, so he was able to recover a lot of time in these corners. I thought if I pushed very hard I could leave him behind but he made an unbelievable last lap, a track record. I tried to close the door in the last braking area but he was braking harder and I couldn’t win this race. I didn‘t want to crash in the last braking zone and that‘s probably why Marc was able to brake later and take the victory. It‘s a really good feeling to close in on Valentino in the championship. The bike was working really well and we did a good job throughout the whole weekend. It was just a pity that this front tyre on the bike was struggling a little bit, but we are a step closer in the championship. It could have been more but it also could have been less, but it‘s enough. At some point you have to be happy, look ahead to continue delivering this good work during the last two races.
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Iannone: “I fought with the best riders”
Andrea Iannone brought the fight to three of MotoGP™’s biggest names and secured his third podium of the year.
The Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was one of the best races of the year, largely due to Andrea Iannone. Having started from the front row, the Ducati Team rider immediately made his presence known as he battled with Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) in the opening laps. Quickly Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) also became involved in the epic battle, small mistakes opening the door for at least two of the others to pass. But there was drama early on as Iannone plunged into Turn 10, an unaware seagull failed to get out of the path of his Ducati and slammed into the front of Iannone. This not only unsettled Iannone’s rhythm as it collided with his helmet, but also caused a sizeable puncture to the fairing of his GP15.

Turn 10 was a favourite overtaking place of the Italian, a wider corner entry allowed him to carry a lot more corner speed and Iannone was frequently able to surprise both Rossi and Marquez there. On the last lap all four riders had a chance of victory, but it would be Rossi and Iannone two sparred to the line. Throughout the race Iannone’s GP15 had the edge down the straight, easily beating out Rossi. A fast run out of the final corner cemented Iannone’s third place finish in what was one of the most thrilling races of year. Iannone maintains fourth in the MotoGP™ World Championship.

Andrea Iannone: “It is an amazing fight, an amazing race! Incredible. My first race with a strong fight so I’m happy because I fought with the best riders in the MotoGP class with many titles. I try my best and I keep the podium! I’m happy for this but a great job from the team and we’ll continue in this way step by step.”
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