Australian GP (2018)

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Petrucci: Pramac still can't explain Phillip Island failure

Danilo Petrucci says his Pramac Ducati team still cannot understand the reason for the clutch failure on his GP18 that caused him to run off-track right after he took the lead at Phillip Island.

Bautista: Australia star showing all down to the bike

Alvaro Bautista says his star showing in last weekend's Phillip Island MotoGP race was simply down to having a superior bike than what he's been used to.

Insight: Vinales' win highlights Yamaha's big decision

Maverick Vinales’ MotoGP triumph at Phillip Island ended a long winless run for Yamaha, but also highlighted the crucial decisions the manufacturer faces that could define its short-term future.

Rins admits race was "over" after Vinales hit

Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins said his race at Phillip Island was "over" when he was hit by eventual winner Maverick Vinales at Turn 4.

Rossi: Vinales win "doesn't change much" for Yamaha

Valentino Rossi says that his Yamaha MotoGP teammate Maverick Vinales' victory in Sunday's Phillip Island race "doesn't change much" for the Iwata marque.

Espargaro's hand struck by debris from Zarco crash

Aleix Espargaro has revealed his left hand was struck by debris arising from Johann Zarco's huge crash in the early stages of last weekend's Phillip Island MotoGP race.

Phillip Island MotoGP race to start earlier in 2019

The Australian MotoGP race start is set to be shifted forward an hour from 2019 onwards, following an intense campaign from riders.

Zarco thought horror Phillip Island crash 'wouldn't end'

Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider Johann Zarco says the scariest part of his horror high-speed shunt at Phillip Island was a sense that he'd never stop sliding once coming off his bike.

Vinales: Yamaha needed Phillip Island win for 2019

Maverick Vinales said he and Yamaha needed the victory he achieved at Phillip Island to give them a boost for 2019.

Miller was set to replace Lorenzo before Japan crash

Jack Miller says he'd agreed to be Jorge Lorenzo's replacement on the factory Ducati for Phillip Island, only for a pair of crashes in Japan to change the Italian manufacturer's mind.

Australian MotoGP: Vinales breaks Yamaha's winless streak

Maverick Vinales broke a 25-race winless MotoGP streak for Yamaha with a dominant performance at Phillip Island, as Johann Zarco walked away from a nasty crash with Marc Marquez.

Australian MotoGP: Iannone tops morning warm-up

Andrea Iannone comfortably topped the morning warm-up session at Phillip Island, ending the 20-minute hit-out more than three tenths clear of Maverick Vinales.

Analysis: How Phillip Island has shaken up MotoGP's form book

While Phillip Island is bringing the worst out of both Honda's and Ducati's packages, Suzuki and Andrea Iannone seem to have clicked perfectly, emerging as surprise favourites.

Threatening rain required "big balls" – Rossi

Spitting rain throughout today's MotoGP qualifying session meant lap speed was dependent on 'big balls', according to Valentino Rossi.

Iannone the favourite at Phillip Island, says Marquez

Newly-crowned five-time MotoGP champion and Australian Grand Prix pole-sitter Marc Marquez has named Suzuki's Andrea Iannone as the favourite to win Sunday's race at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez takes dominant pole

Marc Marquez dominated a tricky Australian Grand Prix qualifying session to take his fifth consecutive MotoGP pole position at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez edges Vinales in FP3

Marc Marquez edged Maverick Vinales to top the third free practice session for MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix, as there were no changes to the Q1/Q2 split compared to Friday.

Marquez set to undergo surgery in December

Marc Marquez says he will undergo surgery on his left shoulder after the end of the 2018 MotoGP season, but aims to have fully recovered by the middle of January.

Australian MotoGP: Iannone tops FP2, Crutchlow crashes heavily

Andrea Iannone and Danilo Petrucci fought over top spot in the second free practice session in MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix, while Cal Crutchlow's day ended with a nasty shunt at Turn 1.

Australian MotoGP: Vinales fastest in FP1, Marquez crashes

Maverick Vinales led Jack Miller in opening practice for MotoGP's Australian Grand prix at Phillip Island, as Marc Marquez crashed with five minutes to go.

MotoGP practice delayed by Phillip Island oil slick

The opening MotoGP hit-out of the Australian Grand Prix weekend has been delayed by almost two hours thanks to a combination of oil on the track and poor weather conditions.

Vinales keeps "wondering" what he'd do with Honda/Ducati

Maverick Vinales says that he keeps wondering what he could do on a Honda or a Ducati amid Yamaha's ongoing issues in MotoGP.

Bautista: Timing of factory Ducati chance "ironic"

Alvaro Bautista says it is "ironic" that his first chance in the factory Ducati MotoGP team has come after he had already lost his ride in the championship for the 2019 season.

Espargaro to try Aprilia "lab bike" in Phillip Island

Aprilia MotoGP rider Aleix Espargaro will try a "lab bike" in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix in a bid to start work on improving the 2019 version of the RS-GP.

Jones chosen to fill in for Bautista in Australia

Australian rider Mike Jones will make his third MotoGP start in this weekend's Phillip Island race with the Angel Nieto Ducati squad.

Bautista to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island

Alvaro Bautista will take the injured Jorge Lorenzo's place at the factory Ducati team in MotoGP's upcoming Australian Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.

Ducati confirms Lorenzo will skip Australian GP

Jorge Lorenzo will not take part in next weekend's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, the Ducati MotoGP team has confirmed.

Bautista favourite to replace Lorenzo at Phillip Island

Angel Nieto Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista has emerged as the main candidate to replace Jorge Lorenzo in the Australian Grand Prix as the three-time MotoGP champion looks likely to miss another race.

Lorenzo fears he won't recover in time for Phillip Island

After withdrawing from the Japanese Grand Prix, Jorge Lorenzo admits he struggles to imagine he will be able to ride in next week's MotoGP race at Phillip Island as well.