The Australian Grand Prix ended on lap 6 for Marc Marquez and on lap 14 for Dani Pedrosa. It was a DNF for the Repsol Honda Team, for the first time since the 2017 Argentine Grand Prix.
The 2018 World Champion was forced to retire after his bike was damaged during contact with Johan Zarco: the Frenchman unexpectedly struck the tail of Marquez’s bike while braking into the fast turn one at the end of the main straight and crashed out, luckily without consequences. Marc was able to keep control of his shaking machine and avoided a crash himself, but he couldn’t continue his podium quest and entered the pit.
Dani, who had never been at ease at the Australian track over the weekend, was in 14th place when a crash at turn 4 put an early end to his race.
The Repsol Honda Team will now move on to Malaysia for the third and final consecutive flyaway race before returning to Europe for the season finale in Valencia.
|1||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||25||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||40'51.081|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||20||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.543|
|3||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||16||Ducati Team||Ducati||1.832|
|4||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||13||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||4.072|
|5||Rins Alex||42||SPA||11||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||5.017|
|6||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||10||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||5.132|
|7||Miller Jack||43||AUS||9||Pramac Racing||Ducati||6.756|
|8||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||8||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||21.805|
|9||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||7||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||22.904|
|10||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||6||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||22.940|
|11||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||5||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||34.386|
|12||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||4||Pramac Racing||Ducati||35.025|
|13||Redding Scott||45||GBR||3||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||36.348|
|14||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||2||LCR Honda||Honda||36.389|
|15||Simeon Xavier||10||BEL||1||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||44.214|
|16||Luthi Tom||12||SWI||0||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||48.226|
|17||Torres Jordi||81||SPA||0||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||1'04.965|
|18||Jones Mike||7||AUS||0||Angel Nieto Team||Ducati||1'19.817|
|19||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||5 laps|
|20||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||0||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||9 laps|
|21||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||16 laps|
|22||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||0||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||22 laps|
|23||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||22 laps|
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)|