Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

Melandri looks to bounce back and take the crown in Australia

Melandri looks to bounce back and take the crown in Australia

Melandri looks to bounce back and take the crown in Australia

Twenty year-old Italian Marco Melandri must overcome his disappointment at breaking down on the first lap at Sepang as he strives to clinch the World 250cc Championship in the 25 lap SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix this weekend. Riding the Aprilia, he still leads the winner of the last round at Malaysia, Fonsi Nieto by 27 points and will be crowned World Champion in Australia if he concedes no more than two points to the Spaniard.

Nieto will no doubt once again be helped by his team-mate Toni Elias who protected him in Malaysia and rode to a stirring second place. Meanwhile the likes of third placed Roberto Rolfo, riding the Honda Gresini machine and the Yamaha TVK of Sebastian Porto will also be out to spoil the party.

Tags:
250cc, 2002, SKYY VODKA Australian Grand Prix, Marco Melandri

Other updates you may be interested in ›