Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Phillip Island:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Phillip Island:
The elements prevailed in the end. The weather gods threw rain and wind at the Phillip Island circuit on Friday, and after showing their power to pose real peril to the riders, the riders and Dorna surrendered to a power greater than them. The very strong gusting wind was just too dangerous to make riding at the Australian circuit safe.
Miguel Oliveira's crash was the last straw. The Red Bull KTM Tech3 rider was caught out by the changing wind in the early part of FP4, got pushed wide on the entry to the terrifyingly fast first corner, and took a massive tumble through the gravel. It looked like a huge crash, and Oliveira was very lucky to come away with no broken bones, though he had heavy bruising on his arm and hand.
"I was slipstreaming Zarco and at that point I was a little bit more close to the left side of the track," Oliveira said. "And from the morning to the afternoon the wind just completely changed the way and was really sideways going onto the straight. I rolled off to let Johann pass and when I braked, I braked completely sideways and the wind just pushed me out of the track."
WorldSBK standings after the final race of the year:
The final standings of the World Supersport championship:
The last race of the season took place on a warm night with a cooling track. Third place in the championship was undecided between Alex Lowes, Michael van der Mark and Toprak Razgatlioglu.
The World Supersport championship's last race of 2019 will be the title decider. Three riders are in contention, with Randy Krummenacher leading Federico Caricasulo and Jules Cluzel.