We’re heading into the final rounds of the MotoGP championship and it’s time now for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The qualifying session finished a few minutes ago and we know who will start on the first row tomorrow on what we thought it would be an awesome race.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will have to face the first qualifying round, something that we’re not used to with the italian rider, so he’s the favorite for being on the first position after this session. Lorenzo and Abraham were the riders on top on their first lap, but everyone improve their times on the next laps being Rossi the top rider after the second lap. No one could beat Rossi’s time, who even improved his time on the final minute, so the question was who was going with him at the second position. Danilo Petrucci crashed on his last attempt and the chequered flag was shown. Rossi and Smith will go to Q2 and he low part of the grid was completed with Rins, Rabat, Abraham, Lorenzo, Baz, Petrucci, Barbera, Redding, Parkes, Bautista and Lowes.
Second round of qualifying and Iannone was the fastest after the first lap but Marquez took the first place on the second one. The battle for the pole was open and everything can happen. Dovizioso on the other side, was on 12th position making slow times with his Ducati. After the final setups on the bikes, the riders were ready to make their final laps at Phillip Island and be prepared for tomorrow’s grid, but Crutchlow crashed with just 3 minutes left for the end of the session.
Pole position for Marc Marquez who has a great chance to increase the advantage at the championship. Viñales and Zarco will be with him at the first row. The rest of the Q2 grid was completed with Iannone, Miller, Pol Espargaro, Rossi, Aleix, Smith, Crutchlow, Dovizioso and Pedrosa.
That’s it for now, but today we will continue with the Formula 1 qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas for the United States Grand Prix, so stay tuned to know what will happen at the american dream country.