“After making a series of changes to the schedule in order to guarantee maximum action on the track in the safest conditions possible, the weather – which is expected to worsen throughout the day – has not allowed us to continue with the activity on the track and have forced the organization to cancel the event after the conclusion of the Moto2 race,” reported the championship organization, just after the Moto2 race had to be terminated for this reason with 14 laps still remaining.
Last Friday, Dorna and the organizers of the ocean event decided, after learning of the poor weather forecasts announced for Sunday at Phillip Island –with wind gusts of up to 60km/h-, that the long MotoGP race will be held on Saturday and that the sprint race will be held on Sunday if conditions allow it.
On Saturday, the Spanish pilot Jorge Martin (Ducati) moved even further away from the leader Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) in the MotoGP general standings after making a mistake in his strategy and being overtaken, when he was first, by up to four riders in the last lap of the long race, in which the Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati) won ahead of ‘ Pecco’ and also Italian Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati).
In this way, ‘Pecco’ increased his distance over Martín, from whom he is now separated 27 points. MotoGP will return to action from October 27 to 29 with the Thai Grand Prix.
- F. Bagnaia (ITA / Ducati) – 366
- J. Martín (ESP / Ducati) – 339
- M. Bezzecchi (ITA / Ducati) – 293
- B.Binder (RSA/KTM) – 224
- J. Zarco (FRA / Ducati) – 187
- A. Espargaró (ESP / Aprilia) – 185
- M. Viñales (ESP / Aprilia) – 170
- L. Marini (ITA / Ducati) – 148
- J. Miller (AUS/KTM) – 144
- F. Quartararo (FRA / Yamaha) – 134