LCR Honda rider, Cal Crutchlow, managed to finish in first place in the Australian Grand Prix race at the Phillip Island circuit on Sunday (23/10/2016). For Crutchlow, this is the second victory this season after becoming champion at the Czech GP race at the Brno circuit. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) finished second, followed by Maverick Vinales (Suzuki Ecstar).
End of the first lap and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) leads the race followed Pol Espagaro (Yamaha Tech3), Crutchlow and Aleix Espargaro (Suzuki Ecstar). On lap 5, Rossi, who started from the 15th position was at No. 6, while Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) finished 7th. 6th lap, Crutchlow move into second place, behind Marquez. Aleix and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) followed in third and fourth positions.
While on lap 8, Valentino Rossi had climbed to the 5th position shortly thereafter moved up to fourth after passing Dovizioso. One lap later, Rossi managed to pass Aleix and get into the top three. A few moments later, still on the same lap, the Repsol Honda rider Marquez fell while passing the bend 4 in sirkut Philiph Island
For Marquez, terjatuhnya this is the first time she did not finish the race throughout the 2016 season.Crutchlow led the race ahead of Rossi. Aleix and Dovizioso followed in third and fourth. Rossi continued to pursue Cal Cruthow who are in pole position after the fall marquez. On lap 12, Maverick Vinales moved up to fifth after passing Pol.
Change of position occurred on the 19th lap. Dovizioso got past Aleix and up to third. The Ducati rider is behind Crutchlow and Rossi. The third place match was tight between Dovizioso, Aleix, and Vinales. Aleix back to third position after passing Dovizioso on the corner 10 laps on laps 20
All three riders still competing until lap 22. Disaster occurred on lap 23, Espargaro fell while racing in front of Vinales, on the fourth bend. Vinales is third, behind Crutchlow and Rossi. Dovizioso remained in fourth place. One more driver again fell at the corner 4. Nicky Hayden (Repsol Honda) crashed while undergoing lap-26.
Crutchlow remains in the top 27 rounds leading up to the race is over. Rossi finished second, followed Vinales in third. In the standings even though marquez fell not change anything because he had locked the MotoGP world title in 2016 his points could not be pursued by Rossi who Phillip island race in second position