Scott Jones Down Under: Friday At Phillip Island

Funny what a special track and home motivation can do. Jack Miller was impressively quick on Friday

Marc Marquez, complaining about rear grip. Didn't stop him from being the fastest man on the day

The wind at Phillip Island makes aerodynamics difficult. Ducatis went out with no wings, just the upper wings, just the lower wings, and both sets

Jorge Lorenzo knows what he has to do, and is getting on with doing it

Look at the timesheets, and Rossi is in trouble. Look at race pace, and he's right there

Back in MotoGP, and not a million miles off the pace: Ant West

Phillip Island is a rider's track. Maverick Viñales is one hell of a rider

Big sky down under

Tires and brakes are the big talking point at PI. Blue stripe = asymmetric front. Brake is the high mass 320mm, but with brake cowling to keep the temperature in

Bradley Smith ahead of newly-named MotoGP Legend Nicky Hayden. The American is having a good weekend at a track he loves

Marc Marquez' hand injury may not have slowed him, but he still needs the special handlebar grip

Lean and gas it up, that's the secret. Cal Crutchlow shows how.

It's fair to say that Dani Pedrosa is back at last

Andrea Iannone, aboard Pegasus

Up and over Lukey Heights. One of the finest spots in racing

The Blue Flash

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It would be interesting to read the telemetry on the front suspension downforce levels at max lean angles on the bikes using wings. The wings are at the same angle as the suspension and the force they exert, i think, would add to the centripetal forces acting on the bike. I would imagine this would at least make the bike understeer during this phase of cornering. I'd like to read what the riders feel the bikes doing during the apex cornering phase with these new aerodynamic devices.

The next development will be to have the wings rotate, and their angle of attack be controlled by electronics.