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Phillip Island 101: Gaunt/Bates win after late crash drama

Audi drivers Daniel Gaunt and Tony Bates won a wild Phillip Island 101, which included two red flags and bizarre crash from the runaway leader in the closing stages.

Phillip Island 101: Walkinshaw Porsche takes pole

The #911 Walkinshaw Porsche GT3 R will start the Phillip Island 101 from pole position, Liam Talbot and John Martin combining to lead the way in qualifying.

Supercars stars join Australian GT field for Phillip Island

Supercars stars Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander are part of a 35-car field for this weekend's Phillip Island 101 GT race.

Triple Eight explains curious ZB Commodore pace deficit

An inability to find the new ZB Commodore's set-up sweet spot at Phillip Island is being blamed for Triple Eight's drop in performance relative to the pace-setting DJR Team Penske outfit.

Lowndes, van Gisbergen make up after teammate tussle

Craig Lowndes says teammate Shane van Gisbergen apologised to him for the contact that sent the veteran off track in the closing stages of Sunday's Phillip Island race.

Phillip Island Supercars: McLaughlin completes clean sweep

Scott McLaughlin made it a perfect 300 points at Phillip Island with an impressive second Supercars race win of the weekend.

Phillip Island Supercars: McLaughlin bags sixth straight PI pole

Scott McLaughlin extended his run of Phillip Island poles to six with a dominant effort in Sunday qualifying.

Whincup loses second due to pitstop infringement

Jamie Whincup has been handed a post-race penalty for a pitstop infringement in Saturday's first Supercars race at Phillip Island, dropping him from second to 14th.

Phillip Island Supercars: McLaughlin runs down Whincup in Race 1

Scott McLaughlin ran down reigning Supercars champion Jamie Whincup to win a tense 57-lap opener at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island Supercars: McLaughlin leads all-Penske front row

DJR Team Penske dominated Saturday qualifying at Phillip Island, Scott McLaughlin taking his fifth consecutive pole at the circuit ahead of teammate Fabian Coulthard.

Phillip Island Supercars: Whincup ends Friday on top

Jamie Whincup will head into Supercars qualifying as the man to beat after comfortably topping the second practice session at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island Supercars: Courtney fastest in opening practice

James Courtney beat Scott McLaughlin to top spot in the opening Supercars practice session of the weekend at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island WSBK: Melandri beats Rea in flag-to-flag thriller

Marco Melandri doubled up in the second World Superbike race at Phillip Island after he beat Jonathan Rea by 0.021s as Eugene Laverty and Chaz Davies both crashed from the lead.

WSBK makes Phillip Island pitstop mandatory after tyre issues

The second race of the Australian World Superbike weekend will feature a mandatory pit stop due to safety concerns regarding Pirelli's tyres.

Phillip Island WSBK: Melandri passes Sykes to win opener

Ducati's Marco Melandri drew first blood in World Superbike in 2018 after beating pole man Tom Sykes to victory at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island WSBK: Sykes matches all-time pole tally

Kawasaki's Tom Sykes drew level with Troy Corser's pole tally after claiming his 43rd World Superbike Superpole victory in a chaotic first qualifying of the 2018 season.

Phillip Island WSBK: Savadori sets Friday pace for Aprilia

Aprilia's Lorenzo Savadori set the pace on the opening day of the 2018 World Superbike season at Phillip Island ahead of Honda's new recruit Leon Camier.

Rea ends Philllip Island test on top despite crash

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was fastest on the final day of pre-season at Phillip Island despite suffering a small crash during the first session.

Australia battles force Rossi to reconsider “vintage” approach

Valentino Rossi admits he will have to adapt his “vintage” approach to MotoGP racing in future after a bruising encounter in last weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.

Miller backed off while leading Australian GP

Jack Miller says he backed off after jumping into a sensational lead at the start of last Sunday’s Australian MotoGP race, as he looked to learn from the other riders how best to manage the rear tyre.

KTM breaching top six felt "strange" to Espargaro

Pol Espargaro says it felt “super-strange” to see KTM competing with Yamaha and Honda after taking the team’s best-ever MotoGP qualifying position last weekend at Phillip Island.

Crutchlow nearly didn't race after heavy warm-up crash

Cal Crutchlow admits he wasn’t sure whether he would race in MotoGP’s Australian Grand Prix after a heavy crash in warm-up he described as “one of the worst I’ve had in a long time”.

Iannone: Phillip Island shows doubters "how strong I am"

Andrea Iannone said it is "satisfying" to prove his doubters wrong with a second consecutive strong MotoGP finish in last weekend's race at Phillip Island.

Zarco: “No way to be disappointed” with fourth at Phillip Island

Johann Zarco says he’s in no way disappointed with not having finished on the podium at the Australian Grand Prix, after being pipped at the post by the factory Yamahas after a spirited battle at Phillip Island.

Dovizioso: Lack of speed, not error, to blame for poor finish

Andrea Dovizioso says a lack of speed on his Ducati, not his early error, was the worst thing about his potentially championship-defining run to 13th at Phillip Island.

Marquez: 33-point buffer makes me happier than win

Marc Marquez says the fact he is now 33 points clear of Andrea Dovizioso in the MotoGP title race is more important to him than his Australian Grand Prix victory.

Rossi: "Crazy" Iannone cost me shot to beat Marquez

Valentino Rossi reckons he had the potential to stay with Phillip Island winner Marc Marquez until end of the race if not for an aggressive late overtake from Andrea Iannone.

Australian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after race

Marc Marquez takes a momentous victory at dry Phillip Island

Australian MotoGP: Marquez edges clear of frantic battle for victory

Marc Marquez gave his MotoGP title hopes a huge boost with a commanding win at Phillip Island, while Andrea Dovizioso was lucky to score at all after struggling to 13th position.

Australian Moto2: Oliveira leads Binder in historic KTM 1-2

There was a brilliant scrap for second at Phillip Island between championship leader Franco Morbidelli, Brad Binder and Takaaki Nakagami, but Miguel Oliveira left them all behind with a flawless ride to score KTM's first Moto2 win.

Australian Moto3: Mir takes ninth win and clinches championship

Joan Mir rode to his ninth win of the year and won the Moto3 title as prime rival Romano Fenati was only sixth when the race was red-flagged as rain suddenly soaked the Phillip Island track.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez fastest in wet warm-up

Phillip Island polesitter Marc Marquez comfortably topped a wet warm-up session ahead of today’s Australian GP.

MotoGP riders call for earlier Phillip Island start time

MotoGP’s top riders have called for the start time of the Australian Grand Prix to be brought forward by an hour from next year onwards.

Crutchlow expects Iannone, Miller to create a "mess"

Cal Crutchlow predicts a chaotic start to Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, as several “nuts” riders who lack long-run pace try to make an impact early on.

Dovizioso admits FP4 crash cause of poor qualifying

MotoGP title contender Andrea Dovizioso admits his crash in fourth practice at Phillip Island was the main cause for a disappointing run to 11th in qualifying.

Rossi "not strong enough" to fight for Phillip Island win

Valentino Rossi admits he needs to "find something" in order to have a chance at winning MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island after qualifying seventh.

Miller: "Everything and anything" possible from fifth on grid

Jack Miller reckons ‘everything and anything’ is possible in the Australian Grand Prix, as he looks to turn an impressive qualifying performance into a solid result on home soil.

Australian MotoGP: Top 5 quotes after qualifying

Marc Marquez takes fourth consecutive Phillip Island pole position

Australian MotoGP: Marquez on pole as Dovizioso struggles

Marc Marquez stormed to pole for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island, while MotoGP title rival Andrea Dovizioso struggled to just 11th on the grid.

Australian MotoGP: Marquez dominates wet FP3 despite crash

MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez put his Honda topped a wet third practice at Phillip Island by a dominant margin, but a late tumble meant he was unable to take advantage as a dry line started to emerge.

Dovizioso fears Friday speed "not enough" against Marquez

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was satisfied with his opening day of running at Phillip Island, but reckons MotoGP title rival Marc Marquez will be "very difficult to beat".

Rossi explains failure to make top 10 in Friday practice

Valentino Rossi says his failure to finish in the top 10 the first day of MotoGP practice at Phillip Island was down to not focusing on using the soft option rear tyre.

Lorenzo wants to try old fairing after poor practice

Jorge Lorenzo is considering reverting to the old Ducati fairing after the three-time MotoGP world champion struggled during Friday practice at Phillip Island.

Miller's Phillip Island practice speed not affected by injury

Jack Miller says the broken leg that ruled him out of last week’s Motegi MotoGP race had no effect on his laptimes during Friday practice at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Espargaro edges Marquez in second practice

Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro edged Marc Marquez by just 0.005s in what could prove to be a decisive second MotoGP practice session at Phillip Island.

Australian MotoGP: Fast-starting Marquez tops first practice

An early Marc Marquez lap was good enough to top the opening 45-minute practice session for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.

Miller expecting to pass Phillip Island fitness test

Jack Miller is confident that the MotoGP medical team will declare him fit enough to race at the Australian MotoGP this weekend.

Herrera to make Moto3 return with Aspar

Maria Herrera will replace the injured Albert Arenas at Aspar for the Phillip Island and Sepang rounds of the Moto3 championship.

Miller confident of Phillip Island MotoGP return

Jack Miller says he’ll be fit enough to return to MotoGP action at his home race at Phillip Island this week.

Five reasons why MotoGP at Phillip Island is a must-see

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Holdsworth/Grant win frantic Carrera Cup Pro-Am race

Lee Holdsworth and Dean Grant won a bizarre weather-affected second leg of the Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island GT: Eggleston Mercedes takes pole

Dominic Storey and Peter Hackett combined to put the #63 Eggleston Motorsport Mercedes on pole for the opening round of the Australian Endurance Championship at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island GT entry confirmed

A 19-car field has been confirmed for this weekend’s opening round of the Australian Endurance Championship at Phillip Island.

Mostert fined $3000 for victory burnout

Chaz Mostert has been slapped with a $3000 fine for his post-race victory burnout at Phillip Island.

Triple Eight takes blame for tyre failures

Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton says a combination of an aggressive set-up and poor communication to the drivers led to Shane van Gisbergen, Jamie Whincup, and Craig Lowndes all suffering tyre failures at Phillip Island on Sunday.

Phillip Island Supercars: Mostert cruises to fairytale win

Chaz Mostert bounced back from two tyre failures on Saturday to win Sunday’s 250-kilometre Supercars race at Phillip Island, his first championship race victory since his horror crash at Bathurst in 2015.

Phillip Island Supercars: McLaughlin snares record pole

Scott McLaughlin stormed to pole position for today’s second Supercars race at Phillip Island with a lap record-busting time.

Supercars makes camber, pressure changes at Phillip Island

Supercars has moved to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s tyre failure-marred race by putting a revised minimum pressure limit and a maximum camber recommendation in place for today’s second 250-kilometre outing.

Supercars investigating tyre issues after "dangerous" race

Supercars is investigating the spate of tyre failures that marred Saturday’s opening race at Phillip Island, following what one team owner described as a “dangerous situation”.

Van Gisbergen slams "crap" pit entry penalty

Shane van Gisbergen says the 15-second penalty he was handed during a chaotic first Supercars race at Phillip Island was ‘crap’, and has called for more consistency from the stewards regarding the pit entry.