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NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro was bitterly disappointed after the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, with his challenge for a top five result coming to an end after a collision with Stefan Bradl.
Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider Alvaro Bautista took sixth place at Phillip Island, finishing as the best placed Honda rider at checkered flag in a race that marked his 200th Grand Prix start in the World Championship.
Having qualified in 11th place for the Tissot Australian Grand Prix Stefan Bradl crashed out of the race when battling for a top five result.
Andrea Dovizioso finished fourth in the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, round 16 of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship, whilst his teammate Cal Crutchlow suffered an unfortunate crash on the very last lap when running in second place.
Despite having started from eighth on the grid, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi took victory in a hectic Tissot Australian Grand Prix.
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Bradley Smith rode a careful race to finish third at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, claiming his best finish in the premier class.
A crash strewn Tissot Australian Grand Prix saw Jorge Lorenzo overcome problems to secure second on his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP machine, helping Yamaha lock out the podium.
A double DNF at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, after Dani Pedrosa was collided into and Marc Marquez crashed while leading, made it a difficult day for Repsol Honda at Phillip Island on Sunday.
Avintia Racing’s Hector Barbera finished fifth at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix in a crash effected race, securing his best result to date in the premier class.
The MotoGP™ race at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix saw Valentino Rossi take his second win of 2014, with Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith also on the podium. Marc Marquez crashed out of an incident packed race whilst leading and Dani Pedrosa was forced to retire after being clipped by Andrea Iannone.
In Warm Up at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix pole man and World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was the pace setter, with Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo also on the pace.
With pole position secured, Marc Marquez was happy with his pace in FP4 and the Repsol Honda rider believes he can fight for victory on Sunday at the Tissot Australia Grand Prix.
Cal Crutchlow put his Ducati second on the grid for Sunday’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix race, with a solid performance in Q2.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo secured third on the grid at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, out-qualifying his rivals for second place in the championship.
Dani Pedrosa will start from the second row in fifth position at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, having had his first experience of Q1 on Saturday at Phillip Island.
Bradley Smith steered his Monster Yamaha Tech3 YZR-M1 to fourth position on the grid for Sunday’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix in a closely fought Q2 - which saw the Englishman lap just 0.014s off the pace of compatriot Cal Crutchlow, who was second.
The MotoGP™ Q2 session at Phillip Island saw 2014 World Champion Marc Marquez take pole, with Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo also securing front row starts for Sunday’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix race.
Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was the leading rider in MotoGP™ FP3 at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, joined in the top three by Marc Marquez and Andrea Iannone – despite a late crash for Iannone. Dani Pedrosa dropped to 11th overall and must therefore go into Q1.
With a new asymmetric front tyre introduced this weekend by Bridgestone and new rear tyres provided for the teams - further to the preseason test at Phillip Island - the riders had plenty to try on Friday at Phillip Island.
Former MotoGP™ World Champion, six-time Phillip Island winner and ex-Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner is attending the Tissot Australian Grand Prix this weekend.