Conditions were deemed too dangerous to continue running at the Australian GP, Qualifying rescheduled for Sunday morning should weather allow it.
Morning running on Saturday at the Australian Grand Prix was limited to just a few laps as high winds and rain hit the Phillip Island Circuit. While the rain eased in the afternoon, strong gusts of wind persisted. Riders attempted to run during Free Practice 4 but an emergency Safety Commission meeting between the MotoGP class riders ruled it was too dangerous to continue running today.
Before the red flag, Marc Marquez managed a 1’31.185 to lead Free Practice 4 from Maverick Viñales. Jorge Lorenzo completed a best lap of 1’35.589 while working on setup changes during the session and was 20th as the red flag came out.
Sunday’s provisional schedule will see MotoGP Warm Up held at 09:50 Local Time with Qualifying starting immediately after the session at 10:20. The 27-lap Australian Grand Prix is still scheduled to run at 15:00 Local Time, weather permitting.
Australian GP Overall Combined Free Practice Classification
|1||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'28.824|
|2||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.496|
|3||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.501|
|4||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Ducati Lenovo Team||Ducati||0.503|
|5||Miller Jack||43||AUS||Pramac Racing||Ducati||0.520|
|6||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.597|
|7||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.612|
|8||Rins Alex||42||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.648|
|9||Morbidelli Franco||21||ITA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||0.894|
|10||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||0.967|
|11||Mir Joan||36||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.051|
|12||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||1.173|
|13||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Aprilia Racing||Aprilia||1.346|
|14||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||1.602|
|15||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||LCR Honda||Honda||1.617|
|16||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.882|
|17||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.035|
|18||Kallio Mika||82||FIN||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.041|
|19||Syahrin Hafizh||55||MAL||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.116|
|20||Oliveira Miguel||88||POR||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.580|
|21||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||Esponsorama Racing||Ducati||2.635|
|22||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha||6.020|
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)|
|2019 Race Winner||Marc Marquez (Honda)|