Australian GP (2017)

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Australia battles force Rossi to reconsider “vintage” approach

Valentino Rossi admits he will have to adapt his “vintage” approach to MotoGP racing in future after a bruising encounter in last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

Miller backed off while leading Australian GP

Jack Miller says he backed off after jumping into a sensational lead at the start of last Sunday’s Australian MotoGP race, as he looked to learn from the other riders how best to manage the rear tyre.

KTM breaching top six felt "strange" to Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says it felt “super-strange” to see KTM competing with Yamaha and Honda after taking the team’s best-ever MotoGP qualifying position last weekend at Phillip Island.

Crutchlow nearly didn't race after heavy warm-up crash

Cal Crutchlow admits he wasn’t sure whether he would race in MotoGP’s Australian Grand Prix after a heavy crash in warm-up he described as “one of the worst I’ve had in a long time”.

Iannone: Phillip Island shows doubters "how strong I am"

Andrea Iannone said it is "satisfying" to prove his doubters wrong with a second consecutive strong MotoGP finish in last weekend's race at Phillip Island.

Zarco: “No way to be disappointed” with fourth at Phillip Island

Johann Zarco says he’s in no way disappointed with not having finished on the podium at the Australian Grand Prix, after being pipped at the post by the factory Yamahas after a spirited battle at Phillip Island.

Dovizioso: Lack of speed, not error, to blame for poor finish

Andrea Dovizioso says a lack of speed on his Ducati, not his early error, was the worst thing about his potentially championship-defining run to 13th at Phillip Island.

Marquez: 33-point buffer makes me happier than win

Marc Marquez says the fact he is now 33 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in the MotoGP title race is more important to him than his Australian Grand Prix victory.

Rossi: "Crazy" Iannone cost me shot to beat Marquez

Valentino Rossi reckons he had the potential to stay with Phillip Island winner Marc Marquez until end of the race if not for an aggressive late overtake from Andrea Iannone.

Espargaro breaks finger in Phillip Island crash

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro has fractured a finger after an early crash during Sunday's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Marc Marquez takes a momentous victory at dry Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Marquez edges clear of frantic battle for victory

Marc Marquez gave his MotoGP title hopes a huge boost with a commanding win at Phillip Island, while Andrea Dovizioso was lucky to score at all after struggling to 13th position.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez fastest in wet warm-up

Phillip Island polesitter Marc Marquez comfortably topped a wet warm-up session ahead of today’s Australian GP.

MotoGP riders call for earlier Phillip Island start time

MotoGP’s top riders have called for the start time of the Australian Grand Prix to be brought forward by an hour from next year onwards.

Crutchlow expects Iannone, Miller to create a "mess"

Cal Crutchlow predicts a chaotic start to Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, as several “nuts” riders who lack long-run pace try to make an impact early on.

Dovizioso admits FP4 crash cause of poor qualifying

MotoGP title contender Andrea Dovizioso admits his crash in fourth practice at Phillip Island was the main cause for a disappointing run to 11th in qualifying.

Rossi "not strong enough" to fight for Phillip Island win

Valentino Rossi admits he needs to "find something" in order to have a chance at winning MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island after qualifying seventh.

Miller: "Everything and anything" possible from fifth on grid

Jack Miller reckons ‘everything and anything’ is possible in the Australian Grand Prix, as he looks to turn an impressive qualifying performance into a solid result on home soil.

Australian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Marc Marquez takes fourth consecutive Phillip Island pole position

Australian MotoGP: Marquez on pole as Dovizioso struggles

Marc Marquez stormed to pole for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, while MotoGP title rival Andrea Dovizioso struggled to just 11th on the grid.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez dominates wet FP3 despite crash

MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez put his Honda topped a wet third practice at Phillip Island by a dominant margin, but a late tumble meant he was unable to take advantage as a dry line started to emerge.

Dovizioso fears Friday speed "not enough" against Marquez

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was satisfied with his opening day of running at Phillip Island, but reckons MotoGP title rival Marc Marquez will be "very difficult to beat".

Rossi explains failure to make top 10 in Friday practice

Valentino Rossi says his failure to finish in the top 10 the first day of MotoGP practice at Phillip Island was down to not focusing on using the soft option rear tyre.

Lorenzo wants to try old fairing after poor practice

Jorge Lorenzo is considering reverting to the old Ducati fairing after the three-time MotoGP world champion struggled during Friday practice at Phillip Island.

Miller's Phillip Island practice speed not affected by injury

Jack Miller says the broken leg that ruled him out of last week’s Motegi MotoGP race had no effect on his laptimes during Friday practice at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Espargaro edges Marquez in second practice

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro edged Marc Marquez by just 0.005s in what could prove to be a decisive second MotoGP practice session at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Fast-starting Marquez tops first practice

An early Marc Marquez lap was good enough to top the opening 45-minute practice session for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Miller expecting to pass Phillip Island fitness test

Jack Miller is confident that the MotoGP medical team will declare him fit enough to race at the Australian MotoGP this weekend.

Parkes drafted in to replace Folger at Phillip Island

Tech 3 Yamaha has announced Australian veteran Broc Parkes will fill in for an unwell Jonas Folger in this weekend's Phillip Island MotoGP race.

Miller confident of Phillip Island MotoGP return

Jack Miller says he’ll be fit enough to return to MotoGP action at his home race at Phillip Island this week.

Five reasons why MotoGP at Phillip Island is a must-see

Promoted content: Whether you’re an Australian rev head desperate for a two-wheel fix, or an overseas MotoGP fan looking to add a flyaway round to your resume, MotoGP at Phillip Island is a must-see.