Tag Archive: Phillip Island

Oct 22

This is war: Marquez wins the fight for Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

This is war Marquez wins the fight for Phillip IslandNumber 93 extends his lead as Dovizioso has a tough race – and Rossi wins a last lap three-way battle for second. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his sixth win of the year in a scintillating Phillip Island showdown, breaking away from an eight-rider fight for the win in the latter stages to take to the top step. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Marquez throws down the gauntlet with pole at Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Points leader takes it by three tenths, with Viñales and Zarco on the front row – and Dovizioso in P11. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will be starting from pole at Phillip Island, as the reigning Champion took back the honour on his final lap after being threatened at the top by Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Motegi polesitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who now join the reigning Champion on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023Contract extension confirms the French firm will continue as official, sole tyre supplier of the premier class from 2019-2023. Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a contract extension with Michelin that will see the French marque continue as the sole, official tyre supplier to MotoGP™ until at least 2023.

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Oct 19

“To the final corner”: fighting talk ahead of Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

To the final corner fighting talk ahead of Phillip IslandThe Championship, the weather, and fighting to the last corner: the Australian GP is open for business. Ahead of track action for the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, there was one last chance for something a little more out of the ordinary as some of the grid came face to face with some locals – of the furry or scaly kind.

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Oct 18

Take no prisoners: Rins & Miller break out of Old Melbourne Gaol

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Take no prisoners Rins & Miller break out of Old Melbourne GaolPitstop in the slammer for two notorious MotoGP™ riders ahead of the Australian GP.  Ahead of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) faced a race against time to get to Phillip Island – locked up in Old Melbourne Gaol in the capital of Victoria and looking for a way out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 26

AUSWorldSBK Day 3: Rea stuns to do the double Down Under

Third row start doesn’t slow down Rea and Davies

AUSWorldSBK Day 3 Rea stuns to do the double Down Under The season-opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round at Phillip Island saw Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) wrap up a double victory from ninth position, in a superb Sunday race. Starting from a re-shuffled grid, Aruba.it Racing – Ducati pair Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri were also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 25

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 2 – Rea triumphs as tactics prevail 

Champion wins opening thriller with Lowes set to take pole in Race 2

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 2 - Rea triumphs as tactics prevail Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was the backdrop for a stunning first race of the 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) took a superb win, to start the season in style. Rea beat Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) by just 0.042s across the line as the pair battled hard to the last corner, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) also on the podium. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 1: Davies Friday’s fastest 

Phillip Island Day One: Ducati rider takes opening honours 

Phillip Island WorldSBK Day 1 Davies Friday's fastest Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) was Friday’s fastest participant at the season-opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round, with the Welshman topping the combined FP1 and FP2 timesheets courtesy of a 1’30.189 best time from the morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 23

WorldSBK 2017 officially launched, WorldSBK 2017 starts its engines

The 2017 World Superbike season officially launched at sunny Phillip Island

WorldSBK 2017 officially launched, WorldSBK 2017 starts its engines Anticipation swirled around the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit as the season was officially launched in front of the world’s media and circuit officials.

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Feb 22

Start your engines, WorldSBK goes Down Under

Phillip Island preview, what’s in store in WorldSBK Round One

Phillip Island preview, what’s in store in WorldSBK Round One Australian summer sun awaits the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, as the paddock heads to the legendary Phillip Island. Set on the glorious Southern Island, the 4.4km flowing circuit is a favourite of many riders, and doesn’t take fools on lightly as it twists over the hills for 12 corners of pure speed and racing action.

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Feb 21

Jonathan Rea ends on top as Official Phillip Island test concludes 

Final session for WorldSBK before season gets underway

Basking in the summer sun at the stunning Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit, MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were able to take advantage of the four hours they have out on track, following a disrupted day on Monday before the opening round of the season commences in three days time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 20

Phillip Island Official Test: Fores stuns in official test to end day one on top

WorldSBK sparks into action around Phillip Island

Phillip Island Official Test As riders took to the fast and flowing Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit for the first session of the Official test, changeable weather conditions caused disruption throughout the morning session. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 17

Full house: Viñales tops the #AusTest

MotoGP Official Test Phillip Island – Day 3

MotoGP - Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha rider once again tops the timesheets to make himself the fastest man at every test so far. New kid on the Yamaha block Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has done it again at Phillip Island, going even faster on Day 3 to top the timesheets once more.

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Feb 17

Getting in gear: Phillip Island hosts final pre-season test

2017 is just around the corner

WorldSBK  Countdown is on and the season opener draws ever closer as the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship heads to the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit for their two day official test.

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Feb 15

#AusTest first look

The best photos from Day 1

http://photos.motogp.com/2017/02/15/22-sam-lowes-eng-motogp-2017-action-australia-motogp-phillip-island-pre-season-test03514_test2017_ambience_0.big.jpgA showcase of the best photography from the first day on track at Phillip Island Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 15

Manufacturers ups and downs at Phillip Island

How have different manufactures fared Down Under in WorldSBK?

Aprilia is the third most successful manufacturer in Phillip Island with six wins. The first one came with Troy Corser in 2000 and after their return to racing, they won five times in the years spanning from 2012 to 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

The Island awaits as testing continues

After Sepang comes Phillip Island – one step closer to the start of the season 

Phillip Island 2017 Event Main Sponsor Announced The first official test of the year saw the class of MotoGP™ 2017 out in force at Sepang International Circuit recently, and actions resumes soon at Phillip Island in Australia from February 15th-17th as the countdown to Qatar gets shorter.

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Feb 02

Rea impresses in Southern Spain

Rain doesn’t stop play in two day Jerez test

Jerez de la Frontera played host to pre-season winter testing for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship again today, as teams continue to put in the miles before the season opener at Phillip Island, now only three weeks away. Rain held up track action this morning, however once the track dried up, teams didn’t waste time to get out on track. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

Josh Brookes to wild card at Phillip Island

Australian aims to start 2017 with a bang

Josh Brookes will make a one off return to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship this season, as he prepares for a wild card ride at his home round of Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 14

Anthony West set to wildcard at Phillip Island

Australian to race in his own WorldSSP Team 

Anthony West will once again race as a wild card at his home round of Phillip Island in the hotly anticipated opening round of the FIM Supersport World Championship, under West Racing on a Yamaha YZF R6. Read the rest of this entry »

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