Already the author of a feat by winning at Misano over 18 years after his first Grand Prix victory, Valentino Rossi has further improved the longevity record in Australia with his second hit of the year after a wild ride . Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith complete a 100% Yamaha podium while no Repsol Honda is on arrival.
Valentino Rossi exults on the podium of the Australian Grand Prix. As a rookie 16 years would be required for the first time in the world championship. Or like a champ 35 who earned his 108th career success, without ever losing its freshness and taste for victory. However, the Italian who piled there not so long ago the world titles this year has more no mathematical chance to come a worry Marc Marquez sacred in Japan. But whatever winning “on the island” always has a special flavor. A success that also allows him to take a very light option instead of vice world champion Jorge Lorenzo facing a second after fallen dramatically rhythm over a Grand Prix twists.
And the first to pay the price name was Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Iannone crashed into while playing ninth and loses big points in the championship. His teammate was him well ahead of the Grand Prix when he was trapped, alone, under braking. A royal road was so drawn to the Yamaha Factory while in the chase group, Stefan Bradl had to settle accounts Aleix Espargaro on a suicide braking. A group which Cal Crutchlow was quickly extracted to achieve – by far – his best race of the season. Second to the regular a few miles from the finish, the Englishman was also at fault in braking, to the dismay of the clan Ducati.
A scenario that could have allowed Pol Espargaro to get on the box, but the Spaniard was also added to the list of the falls of the day, send-off its team buddy Bradley Smith the honor of mounting his 1st podium in the premier class . Andrea Dovizioso finished fourth ahead of him a Hector Barbera benefiting fully from numerous falls while the first Honda of Alvaro Bautista is sixth.
Moto2: Viñales confirmed his great form
Winner at Aragon and second at Motegi, Maverick Viñales is again mounted on the top step of the podium in the temple of Phillip Island. The Spaniard fought for that much of the race in a leading group of Esteve Rabat, Tom Luthi, Mika Kallio and Sam Lowes before finally succeed in digging a small gap to ensure victory . Faster testing and head several times, Rabat has made him too little mistakes hope to win and even let the second-place finish in a Luthi truly back in the game. Kallio finished him on the heels of his teammate and thus delays the maturity of a coronation announced which should take place in Malaysia. Fifth, Lowes Déroche his best Moto2 while Johann Zarco was he went to the foul. Louis Rossi finished an encouraging twelfth.
Moto3: Miller a breath
Forced the feat with 25 points behind Alex Marquez from his home race, Jack Miller has done the right thing by making the last two aggressive rounds to finally win for 29 mil against the Spaniard. Not enough to not endangering Marquez in the championship while Alex Rins completes a podium which stands at 32 thousandths with only twelve thousandths ahead of the third Honda Efren Vazquez. Teammate John McPhee takes fifth place at the checkered flag just before an Alexis Masbou back in the big points. Romano Fenati has dropped him two laps from the finish, helped by Vazquez.