MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Phillip Island MotoGP FP4: Hayden (Yes, Hayden) Leads The Way

Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP champion and current World Superbike rider, finished FP4 at the top of the timesheet when a fortuitous downpour ended the dry qualifying on slicks just after the American set a fast lap. World Champion Marc Marquez finished second 3.2-seconds behind. But the Spaniard might have been the real winner. His 1'40.031 on full wet tires after a rainstorm interrupted practice, was nearly a second faster than next quickest rider, Aleix Espargaro.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. /Prev.  
1 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'36.810    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'40.031 3.221 / 3.221
3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'40.971 4.161 / 0.940
4 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'40.973 4.163 / 0.002
5 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'41.092 4.282 / 0.119
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'41.199 4.389 / 0.107
7 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'41.482 4.672 / 0.283
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'41.648 4.838 / 0.166
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'41.825 5.015 / 0.177
10 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'41.880 5.070 / 0.055
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'42.112 5.302 / 0.232
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'42.152 5.342 / 0.040
13 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'42.225 5.415 / 0.073
14 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'42.226 5.416 / 0.001
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'42.916 6.106 / 0.690
16 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'43.019 6.209 / 0.103
17 7 Mike JONES Ducati 1'43.048 6.238 / 0.029
  25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'43.821 7.011 / 0.773
  50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'43.933 7.123 / 0.112
  19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'44.411 7.601 / 0.478
  53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'44.545 7.735 / 0.134

 

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UPDATE: 2016 Phillip Island Moto3 QP: A Frenzied Pole Dance

SUNDAY UPDATE: Two riders were docked starting positions late Saturday so the grid has been reshuffled. Fabio Quartararo was remanded to the rear of the grid after race direction found illegal software in the KTM's ECU. He will start at the back of the grid and every rider -- except pole-sitter Brad Binder -- will move forward one position. And Francesco Bagnaia will be docked three grid positions at the start of the race, bumping him from 9th to 12th and moving three riders forward. The qualifying chart (below) has been changed to reflect Quartararo's demotion. Bagnaia, who was found to have caused Nocolo Bulega's qualifying crash, will be docked on the starting grid and so remains in 9th until the race start.

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World Champion Brad Binder took pole position in a frenzied Moto3 QP Saturday at the Phillip Island Circuit in Australia. Fabio Quartararo, in his best QP in a year, seized second at the very end of the session that first saw a red flag and then four riders on potential pole laps with time running out.

Nicolo Bulega, who had the top time before his crash and a subsequent red flag stopped the session, found two fast laps at the end of qualifying for the final spot on the front row. Gabriel Rodrigo climbed into fourth, just in front of early fast-lap holder John McPhee (5th).

Livio Loi arrived in sixth, besting his time in the session's final four minutes. Andrea Migno (7th) just grabbed the first spot in the third row in front of John McPhee (8th). Early in qualifying, McPhee held the top spot. Jorge Martin (9th) and Francesco Bagnaia  (10th) rounded out the top 10. 

The qualifying session started wet but didn't stay that way. At the 20-minute mark, riders began to switch from wet to dry tires led by Philip Oertl, who was the pole-sitter in Austin earlier in this year. Immediately, lap times began to drop, and within two laps, riders were dipping 10 seconds from earlier wet-track times.

Bulega grabbed the first sub-1’40 lap with a 1’39.050. But the VR46 rider nearly clipped his teammate Bagnaia and ran off track and crashed with a little more than 11 minutes left in the session. While he sat, lap times continued to fall on the drying track. Andrea Locatelli grabbed the top time two minutes later. Then Quartararo. Then McPhee. Then it reversed again. Bulega now sat in the pits in eighth.

But the Italian rider caught a break in the form of Juanfran Guevarra high-side and red flag with 4:13 left in the session. The restart resembled a race from pit row, with the riders crowding forward and launching onto the track when qualifying resumed. Locatelli crashed nearly immediately. Then Aron Canet.  Bulega grabbed pole again briefly. In session's last lap, four riders were on potential pole laps with Binder barely taking the top spot. 

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'37.696    
2 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'38.487 0.791 / 0.791
3 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'38.570 0.874 / 0.083
4 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'38.661 0.965 / 0.091
5 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'38.776 1.080 / 0.115
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'38.981 1.285 / 0.205
7 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'39.195 1.499 / 0.214
8 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'39.272 1.576 / 0.077
9 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'39.347 1.651 / 0.075
10 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'39.353 1.657 / 0.006
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'39.439 1.743 / 0.086
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'39.448 1.752 / 0.009
13 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'39.472 1.776 / 0.024
14 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'39.485 1.789 / 0.013
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.513 1.817 / 0.028
16 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'39.551 1.855 / 0.038
17 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'39.589 1.893 / 0.038
18 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'39.624 1.928 / 0.035
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.630 1.934 / 0.006
20 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'39.675 1.979 / 0.045
21 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.740 2.044 / 0.065
22 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'39.828 2.132 / 0.088
23 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.890 2.194 / 0.062
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'40.110 2.414 / 0.220
25 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'40.159 2.463 / 0.049
26 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'40.236 2.540 / 0.077
27 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'40.412 2.716 / 0.176
28 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'40.537 2.841 / 0.125
29 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'40.969 3.273 / 0.432
30 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'40.996 3.300 / 0.027
31 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 1'41.198 3.502 / 0.202
32 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'41.410 3.714 / 0.212
  14 Matt BARTON FTR Honda 1'45.537 7.841 / 4.127
  20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'37.790 0.094  
             

 

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2016 Phillip Island Moto2 FP3 Result: Zarco Tops Frantic Last Few Minutes

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The weather continues to dominate the timesheets at Phillip Island, with rain coming and going throughout the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class. The rain finally held off at the end of practice, times dropping by tenths of a second with every lap.

It was Johann Zarco who ended the session as fastest, putting in a lightning lap to displace a surprising Axel Pons for top spot. Tom Luthi finished as third fastest, a fraction behind Pons and four tenths faster than Alex Marquez, who ended up in fourth. Marcel Schrotter was just four thousandths behind Marquez, Schrotter making it two AGR riders in the top four, and ending just ahead of Simone Corsi.

The weather meant that a lot of riders got caught out. Only 22 riders ended within the 107% cut off time. But given that everyone except for Alessandro Nocco had already posted a time in one session that was within the cut off time, that should have no consequences for the starting grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'38.206    
2 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'38.755 0.549 0.549
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'38.778 0.572 0.023
4 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'39.121 0.915 0.343
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'39.125 0.919 0.004
6 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'39.379 1.173 0.254
7 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'40.242 2.036 0.863
8 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'41.553 3.347 1.311
9 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'41.634 3.428 0.081
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'42.149 3.943 0.515
11 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.872 4.666 0.723
12 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'42.967 4.761 0.095
13 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'43.150 4.944 0.183
14 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'43.178 4.972 0.028
15 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'43.901 5.695 0.723
16 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.905 5.699 0.004
17 19 Xavier Simeon Speed Up 1'44.006 5.800 0.101
18 27 Iker Lecuona Kalex 1'44.195 5.989 0.189
19 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'44.347 6.141 0.152
20 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'44.688 6.482 0.341
21 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'44.810 6.604 0.122
22 32 Isaac Viñales Tech 3 1'44.896 6.690 0.086
  70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'45.809 7.603 0.913
  93 Ramdan Rosli Kalex 1'46.137 7.931 0.328
  52 Danny Kent Kalex 1'46.275 8.069 0.138
  54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'46.635 8.429 0.360
  20 Alessandro Nocco Kalex 1'46.980 8.774 0.345
  30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'47.421 9.215 0.441
  14 Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 1'48.040 9.834 0.619
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2016 Phillip Island MotoGP FP3 Result: Wild Weather Creates Insane Session

The weather played a major role in the third session of free practice for MotoGP, much as it had on Friday. The session was extended to a full hour because the rain had led to Friday's FP2 session being red flagged and then canceled, but the alternating wet and dry and the chase for a spot in Q2 turned almost the entire FP3 session into a frantic rush to set a fast lap. That meant there were big winners, and big losers.

The session started off dry, with the entire field rushing out to try to set a fast lap. The short, fast and tight Phillip Island circuit bunched the riders up, making free practice look far more like a race, riders slipstreaming and battling for position. Several times in the first 40 minutes, brief showers chased the riders back into the pits, then reappearing once the sun came out again.

Changing weather meant changing track conditions, and that meant a choice of tires. With heavy rain in the last 10 minutes, riders used every possible tire except the hard rear slick at some point during the session. That, in itself, tells the tale of the session. 

Marc Marquez ended FP3 as the fastest man, the newly-crowned world champion gambling perfectly twice during the session. First, switching to intermediates early on, and taking top spot. Then, just before the rain came, opting for a front intermediate and slick rear to secure top spot once again. 

Marquez held off a strong challenge by Jack Miller, the Australian using slicks to get within a tenth of the Repsol Honda, while the Espargaro brothers took third and fourth. It was Aleix on the Suzuki who bettered younger brother Pol on the Tech 3 Yamaha, though both were well over a second slower than Marquez. Andrea Dovizioso took fifth, the factory Ducati ahead of Scott Redding on the Pramac bike.

Stefan Bradl had an excellent session on the Aprilia, the German taking seventh spot ahead of Nicky Hayden, filling in on the Repsol Honda. Danilo Petrucci took ninth, while Hector Barbera made it four Ducatis in the top ten, and the last rider straight into Q2. 

The weird conditions caught a good few riders out. Those who didn't get their timing just right found themselves out on the track with the wrong tires. That mistake claimed a few very high profile victims. Maverick Viñales finished in eleventh, the Suzuki rider furious with his position. Valentino Rossi ended up in twelfth, the Movistar Yamaha rider unable to find a fast lap late in the session.

But the biggest victim was Jorge Lorenzo, though his problem seemed to be more his own fear in the wet rather than anything else. Lorenzo spent nearly all of the session on wet tires, fearing the gamble on slicks. He suffered badly, ending dead last, and five seconds off the pace. This marks the first time that both Movistar Yamaha riders have been in Q1 at the same time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.155    
2 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'33.209 0.054 0.054
3 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'34.399 1.244 1.190
4 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'34.650 1.495 0.251
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'34.721 1.566 0.071
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'34.852 1.697 0.131
7 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'34.914 1.759 0.062
8 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.189 2.034 0.275
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'35.269 2.114 0.080
10 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'35.300 2.145 0.031
To Q1    
11 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'35.364 2.209 0.064
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'35.463 2.308 0.099
13 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'35.736 2.581 0.273
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'36.029 2.874 0.293
15 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'36.189 3.034 0.160
16 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'36.351 3.196 0.162
17 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'36.447 3.292 0.096
18 7 Mike Jones Ducati 1'36.756 3.601 0.309
19 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'37.193 4.038 0.437
20 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'38.012 4.857 0.819
21 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'38.318 5.163 0.306

 

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2016 Phillip Island Moto3 FP3 Result: Bagnaia Leads Mahindra Clean Sweep

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The weather gods are looking on Phillip Island with a little bit less disdain on Saturday morning, the Moto3 FP3 session starting on a wet track, but under a dry sky. It would not quite remain fully dry all session - spots of rain started to fall in the final minutes - but track conditions were good enough to provide consistent improvements.

John McPhee led a Peugeot/Mahindra charge, topping the timesheets for much of the second half of FP3. The Scotsman kept improving every lap, but in the final seconds was demoted to third, with Aspar pairing Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin moving ahead of McPhee to take first and second. The trio made it a Mahindra lockout of the top three, McPhee's Peugeot in reality a rebadged Mahindra.

Andrea Locatelli ended the session in fourth, ahead of Aron Canet and Fabio Quartararo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'45.429    
2 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'45.574 0.145 0.145
3 17 John Mcphee Peugeot 1'45.623 0.194 0.049
4 55 Andrea Locatelli KTM 1'45.899 0.470 0.276
5 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'46.140 0.711 0.241
6 20 Fabio Quartararo KTM 1'46.156 0.727 0.016
7 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'46.316 0.887 0.160
8 42 Marcos Ramirez Mahindra 1'46.373 0.944 0.057
9 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'46.405 0.976 0.032
10 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.430 1.001 0.025
11 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'46.437 1.008 0.007
12 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'46.440 1.011 0.003
13 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'46.659 1.230 0.219
14 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'46.673 1.244 0.014
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'46.789 1.360 0.116
16 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'46.860 1.431 0.071
17 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'46.874 1.445 0.014
18 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'46.915 1.486 0.041
19 36 Joan Mir KTM 1'46.940 1.511 0.025
20 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'46.954 1.525 0.014
21 12 Albert Arenas Peugeot 1'47.035 1.606 0.081
22 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 1'47.157 1.728 0.122
23 3 Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 1'47.628 2.199 0.471
24 77 Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 1'47.826 2.397 0.198
25 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'47.845 2.416 0.019
26 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'48.041 2.612 0.196
27 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'48.307 2.878 0.266
28 84 Jakub Kornfeil Honda 1'48.365 2.936 0.058
29 43 Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 1'48.555 3.126 0.190
30 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'49.309 3.880 0.754
31 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'49.330 3.901 0.021
32 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'49.796 4.367 0.466
33 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'49.950 4.521 0.154
  14 Matt Barton FTR Honda 1'59.654 14.225 9.704
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2016 Phillip Island MotoGP and Moto2 FP2: CANCELLED Due To Heavy Rain

The rain that limited Moto3's second practice worsened and forced the cancellation of both MotoGP's and Moto2's FP2. The weather -- heavy rains, windy and cold -- is expected to improve slightly for Saturday's practice and qualifying sessions. As it stands now, Cal Crutchlow, Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller are the top qualifying times based on FP1. Race direction will post a revised Saturday schedule within hours so check back with motomatters.com for updates.  

 

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2016 Phillip Island Moto3 FP2: McPhee Soaks It In

John McPhee finished first in a soaking FP2 at Phllip Island Friday after torrential rain arrived and never left during the session. McPhee's 1'54.692 put him half a second over Tatsuki Suzuki at the Austrailian track but still left him five seconds slower than Nicolo Bulega's 1'49 during slightly drier FP1. Wet weather specialist Khairul Pawi -- rainy-day winner in Argentina and Germany -- rounded out the top three.

The rain is expected to continue all weekend but the worst of it was predicted for Friday. As a result, many riders made limited runs on the cold and slippery circuit. Last year's Moto3 winner at Phillip Island, Miguel Oliveira, now races in Moto2. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'54.692    
2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'55.143 0.451 / 0.451
3 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'55.409 0.717 / 0.266
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'55.517 0.825 / 0.108
5 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'55.912 1.220 / 0.395
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'55.971 1.279 / 0.059
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'56.130 1.438 / 0.159
8 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'56.483 1.791 / 0.353
9 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'56.578 1.886 / 0.095
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'56.604 1.912 / 0.026
11 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'56.765 2.073 / 0.161
12 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'56.824 2.132 / 0.059
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'56.825 2.133 / 0.001
14 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'56.874 2.182 / 0.049
15 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'56.942 2.250 / 0.068
16 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'56.968 2.276 / 0.026
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'57.068 2.376 / 0.100
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'57.146 2.454 / 0.078
19 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'57.291 2.599 / 0.145
20 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'57.444 2.752 / 0.153
21 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'57.506 2.814 / 0.062
22 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'57.678 2.986 / 0.172
23 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'58.306 3.614 / 0.628
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'59.418 4.726 / 1.112
25 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'59.474 4.782 / 0.056
26 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 2'00.444 5.752 / 0.970
27 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 2'00.590 5.898 / 0.146
28 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'00.969 6.277 / 0.379
29 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'00.979 6.287 / 0.010
30 14 Matt BARTON FTR Honda 2'02.351 7.659 / 1.372
  43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 2'03.170 8.478 / 0.819
  40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 2'03.514 8.822 / 0.344
  77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 2'04.781 10.089 / 1.267
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda      

 

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2016 Phillip Island Moto2 FP1 Result: Folger Leads In Worsening Conditions

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The Moto2 FP1 session started wet and the weather only got worse, the rain falling more heavily as the session went on, and the wind picking up into the bargain. The last third of the session saw riders only sporadically take to the track. Those that did risked falling: Franco Morbidelli wrote off his Estrella Galicia MarcVDS Kalex completely, while Luca Marini fell in the final seconds after his rear wheel started aquaplaning in standing water.

Jonas Folger ended the session on top of the timesheets, the German just holding off Danny Kent, the Moto3 champion finding his feet in the wet. Johann Zarco took third spot, though half a second behind Folger, and just a few thousandths ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri. Alex Rins ended the session in 5th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'47.629    
2 52 Danny Kent Kalex 1'47.798 0.169 0.169
3 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'48.129 0.500 0.331
4 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'48.135 0.506 0.006
5 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'48.199 0.570 0.064
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'48.315 0.686 0.116
7 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'48.340 0.711 0.025
8 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'48.394 0.765 0.054
9 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'48.481 0.852 0.087
10 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'49.209 1.580 0.728
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'49.324 1.695 0.115
12 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'49.468 1.839 0.144
13 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'49.704 2.075 0.236
14 19 Xavier Simeon Speed Up 1'49.999 2.370 0.295
15 32 Isaac Viñales Tech 3 1'50.152 2.523 0.153
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'50.753 3.124 0.601
17 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'50.808 3.179 0.055
18 27 Iker Lecuona Kalex 1'50.879 3.250 0.071
19 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'51.186 3.557 0.307
20 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'51.551 3.922 0.365
21 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'51.667 4.038 0.116
22 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'51.733 4.104 0.066
23 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'51.769 4.140 0.036
24 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.838 4.209 0.069
25 93 Ramdan Rosli Kalex 1'51.954 4.325 0.116
26 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 1'52.002 4.373 0.048
27 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'52.557 4.928 0.555
28 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'53.098 5.469 0.541
  20 Alessandro Nocco Kalex 2'02.459 14.830 9.361

 

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2016 Phillip Island MotoGP FP1 Result: Crutchlow Leads Rossi in Driving Rain

Miserable circumstances which got worse towards the end of the session saw the MotoGP riders start in the rain and put in a full wet session. The weather was so poor that several riders chose to limit their laps: Bradley Smith protected his injured knee by only going out at the end to test out his injury, and Jorge Lorenzo only did limited laps in the wet, and did not appear to push, ending the session in 20th.

Cal Crutchlow was fastest, the LCR Honda taking to the rain like a duck to water. The Englishman was only fractionally faster than Valentino Rossi, who in turn edged Danilo Petrucci. Jack Miller put on a strong display, leading the session early until deposed by Cal Crutchlow. Newly crowned world champion Marc Marquez ended the session in 5th, just ahead of Andrea Dovizioso.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'40.957    
2 46 *Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'40.998 0.041 0.041
3 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'41.010 0.053 0.012
4 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'41.457 0.500 0.447
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'41.511 0.554 0.054
6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'41.569 0.612 0.058
7 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'41.813 0.856 0.244
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'42.465 1.508 0.652
9 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'42.956 1.999 0.491
10 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'43.012 2.055 0.056
11 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 1'43.070 2.113 0.058
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'43.132 2.175 0.062
13 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'43.314 2.357 0.182
14 7 Mike Jones Ducati 1'43.483 2.526 0.169
15 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'44.176 3.219 0.693
16 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'44.178 3.221 0.002
17 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati 1'44.181 3.224 0.003
18 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'44.551 3.594 0.370
19 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'44.792 3.835 0.241
20 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'45.651 4.694 0.859
  38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'49.008 8.051 3.357

* Valentino Rossi was later demoted to 20th, after his first run was canceled for exceeding the maximum of 10 laps on the extra soft front wet tire

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2016 Phillip Island Moto3 FP1 Result: Bulega Leads In A Downpour

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The Phillip Island weekend kicked off with terrible weather, rain falling heavily and the wind starting to pick up. The weather made riders cautious, and the number of fallers proved them right to do so. Enea Bastianini was one of the more prominent fallers, and Brad Binder rode a bucking Red Bull KTM to make the save of the weekend so far. 

The weather gave rookies the chance to shine. Nicolo Bulega ended the session as fastest, with a comfortable lead over Niccolo Antonelli. Aron Canet ended in third, ahead of Gabri Rodrigo and Andrea Migno.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1'49.589    
2 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'50.045 0.456 0.456
3 44 Aron Canet Honda 1'50.126 0.537 0.081
4 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'50.525 0.936 0.399
5 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'51.131 1.542 0.606
6 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'51.182 1.593 0.051
7 55 Andrea Locatelli KTM 1'51.243 1.654 0.061
8 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'51.515 1.926 0.272
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 1'51.741 2.152 0.226
10 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'51.746 2.157 0.005
11 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'51.824 2.235 0.078
12 17 John Mcphee Peugeot 1'51.848 2.259 0.024
13 84 Jakub Kornfeil Honda 1'51.896 2.307 0.048
14 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta KTM 1'52.040 2.451 0.144
15 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'52.132 2.543 0.092
16 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'52.180 2.591 0.048
17 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 1'52.290 2.701 0.110
18 77 Lorenzo Petrarca Mahindra 1'52.304 2.715 0.014
19 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 1'52.480 2.891 0.176
20 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'52.595 3.006 0.115
21 20 Fabio Quartararo KTM 1'52.705 3.116 0.110
22 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'52.711 3.122 0.006
23 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'52.960 3.371 0.249
24 6 Maria Herrera KTM 1'52.997 3.408 0.037
25 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'53.071 3.482 0.074
26 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'53.398 3.809 0.327
27 36 Joan Mir KTM 1'53.950 4.361 0.552
28 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'54.308 4.719 0.358
29 3 Fabio Spiranelli Mahindra 1'54.329 4.740 0.021
30 42 Marcos Ramirez Mahindra 1'54.491 4.902 0.162
31 12 Albert Arenas Peugeot 1'55.056 5.467 0.565
32 43 Stefano Valtulini Mahindra 1'55.253 5.664 0.197
33 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 1'56.545 6.956 1.292
  14 Matt Barton FTR Honda 1'58.831 9.242 2.286
Round Number: 
16
2016
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Total votes: 16

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