Tickets purchase
VideoPass purchase

The world reacts to #TheIslandBattle

The world reacts to #TheIslandBattle

The Australian GP produced one of the most thrilling MotoGP™ races of the last decade & fans from all walks of life reveled in the action.

Fans and fellow riders were on the edge of their seats as Rossi, Iannone, Marquez and Lorenzo battled around Phillip Island on Sunday. Social media exploded with fans all wanting to share their thoughts on the action. #AustralianGP was one of the most used hasthtags on Twitter throughout the weekend as millions reacted.

Former Formula 1 race winner and championship runner-up Mark Webber had his jaw on the floor after watching the 27-lap magic unfold, Webber having been involved in some hard fought races himself:

Holly shit!!! @MotoGP What a race!!!!!

— Mark Webber (@AussieGrit) October 18, 2015

One of Spain’s biggest sporting stars, Chicago Bulls and Spanish Olympic team member, Pau Gasol celebrated a Spanish 1-2 in the epic race:

Congrats to the #AustralianGP champion @marcmarquez93 and your 50th victory in @MotoGP! Also to @lorenzo99 for the important 2nd place!

— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 18, 2015

Motorcycle fan and Hollywood celebrity Ewan McGregor couldn’t contain his excitement during the titanic clash:

Holy s**t! What a race!! @MotoGP #PhillipIsland

— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) October 18, 2015

As the title fight comes down to just two races, the star of the popular ‘Faster’ series of MotoGP™ movies showed the world that his blood runs yellow:

Good luck @ValeYellow46 have a great ride! Go go go! @MotoGP

— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) October 18, 2015

If you’re like the Star Wars star and want Valentino Rossi to take the 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship be sure to show your support on social media with the #GoRossi.

Or if you want Jorge Lorenzo to recover his 11 point deficit to take the title then show him you’re on his side with #GoLorenzo.

Be sure to check out to see who the world is supporting in the final two rounds and for even more insights into the world of MotoGP™.


Other updates you may be interested in ›

Team Suzuki Ecstar
Espargaro: “I had many struggles”

5 years ago

Espargaro: “I had many struggles”