Motorcycle Racing News Phillip Island MotoGP Highlights Video

Phillip Island MotoGP Highlights Video

Phillip Island Video

The Ducati Team rider Casey Stoner won his home race, the Iveco Australian Grand Prix, for the fourth consecutive year with a clear victory ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi at the Phillip Island MotoGP.

Jorge Lorenzo (Fiat Yamaha M1) rode a lonely MotoGP race in second position as he finished almost ten seconds ahead of third-placed Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha M1).

American Nicky Hayden (Ducati GP10) missed the final podium spot by a margin of just 0.038s to finish fourth.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Ben Spies achieved his eighth top-five finish of his maiden MotoGP campaign and with it secured 2010 MotoGP Rookie of the Year.

Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini) was just under three seconds further back in sixth position.

The remaining MotoGP finishing positions went to Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Aleix Espargaró (Pramac Racing), Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini) and Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda).

Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) was the only MotoGP rider who failed to finish the race after he experienced technical problems early on.

Absent due to injuries was Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) – who rode in MotoGP qualifying but opted not to race as he continues his recovery from a broken collarbone

Also Loris Capirossi (Rizla Suzuki), who sustained a groin injury in a qualifying session crash. The pair both expect to be fit to return at the Estoril MotoGP in a fortnight.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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