Richard and Gabrielle are down at Phillip Island covering the MotoGP for us, with Saturday seeing qualifying as well as the Australian Superbike and Supersport support races. Photography: Richard Collins, Gabrielle Matthews
We’ve got all the action from Saturday at the Phillip Island MotoGP, 2016, with weather remaining poor for much of the day.
For the Australian Supersport Race 1 results, run this morning after the Friday race was cancelled see: Clarke secures victory starting from pit lane
For the Australian Superbike Race 1 results see: Stauffer clinches a tightly contested win at MotoGP
In the MotoGP, the sun shone over Phillip Island at the right moments today, allowing fans to enjoy the extended track time for the International categories giving riders additional laps to familiarise themselves with the circuit before Qualifying.
Marc Marquez secured his 65th MotoGP career pole position and subsequently created history by being the first person to achieve the feat in any class and demonstrating the talent of the 2016 MotoGP World Champion.
The adrenalin kicked in for Australian Jack Miller who crossed the line in an impressive fifth position for his hometown race, making it the first time he has ever Qualified in the Top 10 in his MotoGP career.
The World Championship battle may be settled, however pride is on the line for all of the MotoGP riders tomorrow as they get set to tackle one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar.
Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2016 – Qualifying Results:
- Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) 1’30.189
- Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) 1’30.981
- Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) 1’31.107
…5. Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) 1’31.754
Moto2 – Qualifying Results:
- Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) 1’33.992
- Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) 1’34.051
- Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) 1’34.057
Moto3 – Qualifying Results:
- Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1’37.696
- Fabio Quartararo (Leopard Racing) 1’37.790
- Nicolo Bulega (ITA SKY Racing Team VR46) 1’38.487