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Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Phillip Island:
Results and summary of Moto2 race at Phillip Island:
Alex de Angelis has taken his second Moto2 victory in a row at Phillip Island, getting past Stefan Bradl with a last lap pass to take the win in Australia. With Marc Marquez finishing in 3rd after an astounding charge through the field, the championship is still close, Bradl taking over from Marquez, but his lead just 3 points.
The MotoGP race at Phillip Island is to start without the two factory Yamaha riders, both Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo being forced to miss the race with injury. Ben Spies' withdrawal has been forced after the Texan received a bang to the head in a huge, 270 km/h crash during qualifying yesterday, but the bigger news is Jorge Lorenzo. The reigning World Champion crashed heavily during the morning warm up session in Australia, losing part of his left ring finger in the process. The injury leaves him incapable of racing, and he will be forced to sit out the race.
Results of the 125cc race at Phillip Island:
Jorge Lorenzo crashed heavily during the MotoGP warm up, badly injuring the ring finger on his left hand. He has been declared unfit to race, meaning that if Casey Stoner finishes 6th or better, the Australian is champion.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying at Portimao:
Portimão – Qualifying Practice 2 & Superpole.
Saturday, 15th October 2011.
There is a storm brewing in the MotoGP paddock. The cause is well-known, and has been debated to death over the past three years: MotoGP is too expensive, for both teams and for factories and the grids keep getting thinner every year. After the departure of Aprilia, Ilmor and Kawasaki, it now looks as if Suzuki is on the verge of pulling out. And it's not just factories withdrawing, the number of satellite bikes available is reducing just as fast.
Another piece of the 2012 Silly Season puzzle has slotted into place, this time affecting both the World Superbike and MotoGP series. Hiroshi Aoyama is to leave the San Carlo Gresini MotoGP team and move over to World Superbikes with the Ten Kate Honda team. The move was widely expected, Aoyama having two options for next season, either switching to World Superbikes or staying with Gresini to ride their CRT entry for 2012.
Results and Summary of Superpole for World Superbikes at Portimao:
Johnny Rea was the first man to set a time out of the pits at Portimao, dropping straight into the 1'42s, together with Joan Lascorz and Leon Haslam. His time would not keep him at the top for long, though, with Marco Melandri edging Carlos Checa and Eugene Laverty a lap later.