GP Australia – MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow wins in Phillip Island after the fall of Marc


He began the season without scoring in four of the five
first few runs, but 2016 will be a year they’ll never forget. After his parternidad and to premiere his track record at Brno, Cal Crutchlow has signed his second victory in MotoGP in Phillip Island. The pilot of the LCR Honda team has taken advantage of to the perfection the
fall of Marc Márquez and the position delayed output of the Yamaha to return to the top of the podium. With
all, Valentino Rossi finished second and Maverick Vinales third in a
race in which Jorge Lorenzo has returned to be very grey.

Pol Espargaró managed to be the lead ahead of Marc Márquez, who did not take risks in the output, although not delayed to forward to the pilot of the Tech3. However, all eyes were on the back of the group the whole time Jorge Lorenzo was able to climb to the eighth position in the first turns. Not had an output as positive Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi. Although both earned three positions on the first lap, the traffic will penalized in the early stages of the race. Marquez took advantage of the circumstance to pull from the first moment.

’93’ I got to break the race and he endorsed nearly two
seconds to Pol Espargaró, rather more concerned to resist the attacks of
Crutchlow and Aleix. In a second group, Rossi climbed until the sixth
, but was four seconds of the leader and more than a second and
half of Dovizioso. However, the Italian was the only one that showed a
sufficient rate as to be able to back up to fight for the podium, mhile
Lorenzo and Viñales proved to have more problems
to go to the step marked
by the Italian. With three maneuvers-carat, Rossi was third


The race was a rollover with the fall of Marc Márquez. The
Spanish went to the floor and left the leadership in the tray to Crutchlow, who
suddenly it was first and Rossi in ‘hunting’ to 1.7 seconds of your
Honda RC213V. However, the british pilot responded to the thousand wonders and
he pulled all the performance possible on the front tire hard, as Rossi
I had the option soft in the front. This difference of compounds marked differences and Cal Crutchlow managed to double their advantage with the ’46’
to address the last laps of the race.

An error from Valentino Rossi in turn 4 put in
uncertainty to their advantage over the chasing group, but the battle fratricidal
between Dovizioso, Aleix and Vinales
supposed that they would have to give up hunting
the Italian. A fight that was without one of their contenders the whole time
Aleix Espargaró went to the ground in the same angle at which Rossi saved the
mishap by a whisker, and in that Marquez could not prevent his career
it ended before time. All in all, Viñales remained as a favorite for
get a jump on the last step of the podium
in Phillip Island.

The positions did not change in the last four laps and
Cal Crutchlow claimed his second victory of the season, achieved in addition to the
the first british victory in the GP of Australia in the entire history of the
World of Motorcycling. Valentino Rossi crossed the finish line second, while
Maverick Viñales was imposed on Andrea Dovizioso for third position. Fruit
the fall of his brother Pol Espargaró signed the fifth place at Phillip
Island, while a disappointing Jorge Lorenzo could not pass the sixth
. Scott Redding, Bradley Smith, Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller after a
mishap with Nicky Hayden were in charge of closing the top ten.

Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Classification World MotoGP 2016