Vierge And Vinales Undertake Encouraging Opening To The Australian Despite Limited Track Time
The 3 Racing Team pairing of Xavi Vierge and Isaac Viñales experienced a shortened but positive day of action at the Australian Grand Prix where torrid weather caused the afternoon session to be cancelled. The duo competed in the wet FP1, however, the rain continued to lash down which eventually prevented the second practice from taking place due to unsafe track conditions.
Rain Hampers Practice For Michelin Australian Grand Prix Dovizioso Finishes First Day At Phillip Island In Fifth, With Hector Barbera In Eighteenth Place
Heavy rain and wintry weather conditions hampered the first day of free practice action at the Phillip Island circuit today.
Andrea Dovizioso set the fifth fastest time of the day in 1’41.569, on lap eleven of the thirteen he completed during the morning’s FP1 session. The Italian then opted not to go out on track in the afternoon because the rain became heavier, which forced the organizers to red-flag the session after the first fifteen minutes.
Petrux 2nd In Australia In The Free Practices Stopped By The Rain. Scott 12th
The Friday of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Gran Prix at the Phillip Island Circuit has been characterised by the rain, which started to be heavy during the afternoon, impeding the regular conduct of the FP2. However, during the morning sessions, Danilo Petrucci has been very good at taking advantage of the moment in which the conditions of the circuit of Phillip Island were the best to register the third best time (it became the second best time after the penalty for Valentino Rossi). If the wether tommorrow is bad, his result would permit him to access with advance to the Q2. Scott gained the 12° time in the FP1.
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - MotoGP Australia Friday
THE RAIN FORCES THE APRILIA RS- MACHINES TO THE GARAGE AFTER A GOOD FP1 SESSION
As forecast, the first day of practice at Phillip Island for the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix had the weather as its main protagonist. In fact, the second session was initially postponed and then cancelled after just a few moments of action and with many riders staying in the garage in light of the prohibitive track conditions.
Rain Interrupts Track Action For 3 Pair On Day One At The Australian GP
Monster Yamaha 3 Team rider Pol Espargaro battled against the torrid weather on the first day of the Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to finish in 7th overall. The round 16 weekend kicked off under constant rain at the Phillip Island circuit and Espargaro braved the cold and damp weather in FP1 as he collected valuable wet setup information. He completed the session in 7th, and he looked ahead to the afternoon. Here, however, after a delayed start to the session due to the increased rainfall, the Spaniard opted against taking to the asphalt because of the treacherous conditions. The practice was eventually cancelled, but nevertheless, the 2013 Moto2 World Champion will aim to get straight back to work in free practice 3 tomorrow.
Only A Few Laps For Sam Lowes On Wet Opening Day In Australia
The first day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix saw Sam Lowes and the Team Federal Oil Gresini 2 in action for only four laps during the morning session: on a track made treacherous by rain, the 26-year-old British rider slipped without consequences in the early stages of the FP1 session, then considering the conditions the team decided to stay in the pit for the rest of the session.
Marquez Fourth And Hayden Ninth In Rainy First Day At Phillip Island.
Marc Marquez set the fourth-best lap time at a rainy, windswept Phillip Island Circuit on the opening day of the Australian Grand Prix. Conditions had been harsh enough during the FP1 session and became even worse in the afternoon, so the FP2 session was delayed to 3:45 p.m. from the original schedule of 3:05.
Bad Weather Disrupts Opening Day At Phillip Island
Gresini Racing Team 3 riders Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio faced today the first day of practice of the Australian Grand Prix at the spectacular Phillip Island circuit. Both of today’s free practice sessions took place under the rain, with conditions a lot worse in the afternoon.
Pre-event talk centers on the changeable conditions that could hit the Australian weekend. Former 250cc and 350cc World Champion Kork Ballington meets compatriot Brad Binder, and the local wildlife visits the Paddock.
Exclusive Lubricant Supplier to continue to partner FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for three more years
German lubricant giant Liqui Moly and the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship are set to continue their successful partnership after renewing their current contract to the end of 2020. Previously set to expire in 2017, the renewal sees Liqui Moly remain the Exclusive Lubricant Supplier to Moto2™ and Moto3™ for another three years, and the brand will retain it’s trackside presence on advertising hoardings throughout the season.
Andrea Dovizioso And Hector Barbera Join Up Again In The Ducati Team For The Australian At Phillip Island
Just a few days after the of Japan, the Ducati Team has arrived at the Phillip Island circuit in Australia, the venue for round 16 of the World , and the second leg in this challenging series of three end-of-season overseas races on two different continents.
The first of the intercontinental "triple-header" finished with a solid result for Aprilia, a double placement in the top ten for Bautista (seventh) and Bradl (tenth). The Italian team will therefore take on the Phillip Island circuit with a good dose of high morale, supported by a technical situation that has shown consistent growth in recent rounds. The RS-, in its début and developed during the 2016 season, has demonstrated consistent performance in the races and in recent rounds, has also shown improved speed in qualifying.
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