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#StatAttack: What is Zarco’s best result at Phillip Island?

#StatAttack: What is Zarco’s best result at Phillip Island?

All of the most useful Moto2™ facts and figures you need ahead of the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

This will be the 27th Australian Grand Prix, which has been held every year since the first visit in 1989. Below are some facts and statistics from the previous Grand Prix events held in Australia:

  • None of the riders currently competing in the Moto2™ class have won an intermediate-class grand prix at the Phillip Island circuit.

  • Johann Zarco has had one podium finish at Phillip Island – third in the 125cc race in 2012, when he also started from pole position. He has crashed out in Australia in each of the last two years.

  • Tito Rabat qualified on pole and finished third last year in Australia – his first podium finish at Phillip Island.

  • Alex Rins has finished on the podium in the Moto3™ class for the last two years in Australia, third last year and a race victory in 2013.

  • Sam Lowes finished fifth last year in Australia – the best result of his rookie season in the Moto2™ class.

  • Tom Luthi won the 125cc race at Phillip Island, from pole position, on his way to taking the world title in 2005. He has finished second in the Moto2™ race at Phillip Island in each of the last two years.

  • Sandro Cortese has twice won at Phillip Island in the lightweight-class – in the 125cc race in 2011 and in Moto3™ in 2012. His third place finish at Motegi was his first podium since he was third at the Czech GP last year.

  • Julian Simon won the 125cc race at Philip Island in 2009 to clinch the world championship title.

  • Alex Marquez set a new lap record on his way to finishing fourth in the Moto3™ race at Phillip Island in 2013. Last year he qualified on pole in Australia and finished the race second, but just 0.029 seconds behind race winner Jack Miller.

  • Azlan Shah finished fourth at the Japanese Grand Prix, a great improvement on his previous best GP result of 11th earlier this year in Indianapolis. Fellow Malaysian rider Hafizh Syahrin finished one place further back – the first time that two Malaysian riders have finished together in the top five of a grand prix race.

  • Ricard Cardus finished sixth in Motegi – the best result this year in Moto2™ by a rider using a Suter chassis.


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