After clinching the Riders’ Championship at Twin Ring Motegi with record-breaker Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda Team has left Japan and is headed toward Australia, chasing a record 24th Constructors Title, which would also be Honda’s seventh in the past eight years.
With a 47-point lead and three races remaining in the season, there is a chance for the company to reach the prestigious achievement at Phillip Island on Sunday, when round 17 of the MotoGP World Championship will get underway at 4 p.m. local time (6 a.m. CEST time).
At the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Marc Marquez has 3 wins—1×125 (2010) and 2xMotoGP (2015, 2017)—plus 2 podiums and 5 pole positions.
Dani Pedrosa has 1 win in 250 (2005), plus an additional 2 podiums and 1 pole position.
Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair… read more.
|Length||4.448 kilometres / 2.764 miles|
|Longest straight||0.900 kilometres / 0.559 miles|
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island, Ventnor, Victoria, Australia - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 27.899s (182.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)|
|Race Lap||1m 28.108s (181.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race Time||40m 33.849s (177.6 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)|
|2018 Race Winner||Maverick Vinales (Yamaha)|