The weather at Phillip Island has a reputation for providing four seasons in one day, but this Friday, the Island is mainly offering winter. Cold winds and heavy rain have lashed the Island on the edge of the Southern Ocean, with floods washing sand onto the track surface, and circuit staff are hard at work trying to clear the track and make it fit to ride on. As a result, practice has been postponed until the track has been cleared for use.
A further update is due at 2:30pm local time, at which point it will be decided if and when to start practice. The MotoGP 2010 season has been blessed with extraordinarily good weather this year, with only a couple of sessions showing any rain at all. That run of luck had to run out at some point, and it appears that time is now.