Phillip Island
Mar 2

MotoGP: Yamaha, Honda And Ducati Set For Phillip Island Test

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa (26) and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi (46) will be present at the Phillip Island tire test. (Photo: Getty Images)

Repsol Honda’s (26) and Yamaha’s (46) will be present at the tire test. (Photo: Getty Images)

From Monday to Wednesday this week (March 3-5), the Factory teams of Honda, Yamaha and Ducati will be on-track at Phillip Island as they and two Moto2 squads engage in a tire-focused test at the Australian circuit.

Following last year’s Australian Grand Prix – when the premier class race was divided into two halves by pit-stops and the Moto2 event was shortened, due to the abrasive new track surface leading to severe tire wear – it was decided to organize this test at the island track which will host the 16th round of the 2014 season.

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Feb 23

SBK: Laverty Breaks Suzuki Drought In Aussie Superbike

Eugene Laverty (58) leads Marco Melandri (33) during the Superbike opener. (Photo: Getty Images)

(58) leads (33) during the Superbike opener. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eugene Laverty of Ireland gave Suzuki its first World Superbike victory since 2010, winning the first race of the championships’ opening round on Sunday.

Laverty overcame a slow start from the second row of the grid to take the lead on the 17th of 22 laps, then pulled away to win by almost three seconds over Marco Melandri of Italy, riding an Aprilia.

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Feb 22

SBK: Guintoli Fastest Qualifer For Superbike Opener At Phillip Island

Sylvain Guintoli will start from pole in Sunday's Superbike season opener. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start from pole in Sunday’s World Superbike season opener. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sylvain Guintoli of France produced the fastest-ever qualifying time at the circuit to claim pole position for Sunday’s opening race of the .

Guintoli steered his Aprilia around the 4.445-kilometer circuit in 1 minute, 30.038 seconds, beating the previous best lap of 1 minute, 30.234 seconds, set by Carlos Checa last year.

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Nov 23

Video: Courtney, Premat Involved In Horror V8 Supercars Crash

and escaped serious injuries in a scary crash during Saturday’s race at .

On Lap 11 of the 28-lap race, Premat lost control and veered off the circuit – sliding helplessly across the grass – before re-entering the racing line and colliding with Courtney. The rear of Premat’s car slammed into Courtney’s driver side door, lifting both cars off the ground.

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