AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

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Phillip Island:

Track image of Phillip Island

Circuit info

Length: 4.448 m / 2.764 miles

Width: 13m

Left corners: 7

Right corners: 5

Longest straight: 900 m / 0.559 miles

Constructed: 1956

Modified: 1988

Race Length: MotoGP Moto2 Moto3
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
27 - 120.1 km - 74.6 miles

Introduction:

Phillip Island, the self-styled home of Australian motorsport, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair during the late 70s and early 80s until it was bought in 1985 and given a AUS $5m facelift. MotoGP returned in 1989 and 1990 before becoming a regular fixture once more from 1997 onwards.


The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and, as one of the fastest, most fluid, tracks on the calendar, it continues to provide some of the most spectacular racing in the MotoGP season.


Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2013Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'27.899182.1 km/h
Circuit Record2013Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda1'28.108181.7 km/h
Best Pole2013Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'27.899182.1 km/h
Top Speed2013Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)Honda340.9 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap2013Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'32.530173.0 km/h
Circuit Record2013Alex DE ANGELIS (RSM)Speed Up1'32.814172.5 km/h
Best Pole2013Pol ESPARGARO (SPA)Kalex1'32.530173.0 km/h
Top Speed2013Sandro CORTESE (GER)Kalex296.8 km/h
Moto3
Fastest Lap2013Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)KTM1'36.650165.6 km/h
Circuit Record2013Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)KTM1'37.073164.9 km/h
Best Pole2013Luis SALOM (SPA)KTM1'36.890165.2 km/h
Top Speed2013Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)KTM249.4 km/h

Time Schedule

AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

15 September 2006

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

16 September 2006

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

17 September 2006

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2006 - Event Results

Podium

1ndMELANDRI M.ITA44'15.621
2dVERMEULEN C.AUS+9.699
3dROSSI V.ITA+10.526

Records:

Pole Lap:  HAYDEN N.1'29.020179.9 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 4ROSSI V.1'30.917176.1 Km/h

Podium

1ndLORENZO J.SPA39'17.327
2dANGELIS A.RSM+0.009
3dAOYAMA H.JPN+6.560

Records:

Pole Lap:  LORENZO J.1'32.717172.7 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 12ANGELIS A.1'33.471171.3 Km/h

Podium

1ndBAUTISTA A.SPA24'30.115
2dKALLIO M.FIN+3.242
3dPASINI M.ITA+3.381

Records:

Pole Lap:  KALLIO M.1'36.625165.7 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 3BAUTISTA A.1'36.927165.2 Km/h