He’s back! Marc Marquez took his first victory in five races to equal the record of 12 victories in a single season set by fellow-Honda rider Mick Doohan of Australia back in 1997 – and the 21-year-old Spaniard now has a crack at setting the outright record in his home country when the season concludes in Valencia in a fortnight.
Remy Gardner proved he belongs in World Championship Grand Prix racing on the weekend with a stunning 15th place in his third Moto3 race – and his first ever visit to the challenging Sepang Circuit.
Remy, who was picked up by Team Calvo to replace injured rider Eric Granado, had impressed team boss Pablo Nieto with his wildcard ride at the previous weekends Tissot Australian Grand Prix, securing a one-off ride on a factory KTM.
Remy Gardner is in transit to Kuala Lumpur today, where he is set to compete in his third World Championship Grand Prix.
The 16-year-old, who was due to fly out of Melbourne last night to a CEV Repsol Championship team Calvo Laglisse test at Portimao, Portugal, has changed plans and is on his way to KL this morning.
Remy will replace injured Moto3™ rider Eric Granado on the factory Team Calvo KTM Moto3™ bike this weekend.
Seven-time MotoGP™ World Champion, Valentino Rossi won today’s 2014 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in his 250th premier class start.
Current MotoGP™ title holder, Marc Marquez exited the race in dramatic style, crashing unexpectedly while in control of the race.
Rossi’s 82nd premier class victory equalled Australian Casey Stoner’s record of six Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix wins and moved him clear of both Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa in the battle for second in the World Championship.
Valentino Rossi has taken a stunning victory in the 2014 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island to celebrate his 250th start in the senior class of world motorcycle racing.
Rossi took full advantage of an uncharacteristic slip-up by World Champion Marc Marquez to seize the lead on the 18th lap of the 27-lap race and raced away to beat Movistar Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo by 10.836 seconds as their main competitors came to grief over the closing stages.
Spaniard Maverick Vinales pulled clear of his challengers in the final five laps to win the Moto2™ race at the 2014 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
It was the Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider’s second win in the last three races, as he really starts to hit some red-hot form just as his one-year tenure in Moto2™ begins to wind down. In 2015, Vinales will step up to the MotoGP™ ranks with Suzuki.
Jack Miller had no hesitation in calling his victory in the 2014 Tissot Australian Moto3 Grand Prix the best race of his career so far.
Miller, in the 47th race of his Moto3 career, became the first Australian rider to win in the lightweight class of the World Championship at Phillip Island, keeping his title hopes alive by reducing the gap to second-placed finisher Alex Marquez to 20 points.
Australian Jack Miller has kept his Moto3™ World Championship hopes alive – and brought an adoring home crowd to its feet – with a sensational victory in the 2014 Tissot Australian Moto3™ Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
After a typical Moto3™ race with too much slicing and dicing to mention, the 19-year-old from Townsville held off World Championship leader Alex Marquez, 18, on the drag to the finish line at the tail end of 23 extraordinary laps of the 4.45km Grand Prix circuit.
If you’re a Dani Pedrosa fan, hang on to your #26 hat.
The diminutive Spaniard left it late to find his qualifying form on Saturday and starts from row two, but in the final track rehearsal for the 27-lap 2014 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix he fired in a superb final lap to make it a Repsol Honda 1-2 at the top of the warm-up times.
World Champion Marquez, who starts from his 12th pole, may have topped the 20-minute session with a 1:29.871 but his teammate was just 0.028 behind him – and Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo was only a further 0.029 adrift.
Team Honda rider Josh Hook has completed his most emphatic weekend as a superbike rider, leading from the front to win all three support races at the 2014 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Today’s victory followed the same narrative as the earlier two, as New South Welshman Hook led from the front and then absorbed early pressure from his three teammates: Victorian Wayne Maxwell and another NSW duo, Jamie Stauffer and Troy Herfoss.