It’s Springtime in Phillip Island and it’s time for the first verdicts in the MotoGp World Championship.

Moto3

In Moto3, a crazy weather alternating sun and rain, forces to stop the race at lap 14 and hands over Leopard Racing’s rider Joan Mir, his first world champion title. Martin starts from the pole, and has to first defend himself from his teammate Giannantonio, which then falls during the fourth lap.

But Mir is willing to get it out of the way and only his teammate Loi and Martin are able to keep is pace. As we said, the race was stopped in advance for rain and freeze positions. Mir is the new Moto3 World Champion and Fenati, second in the overall standings, closes the race in sixth position.

Moto2

In Moto2, the Red Bull KTM Team gets its first historic victory in Moto2 in the first year of participation and also takes the first two stages of the podium, with the winner Portuguese Oliveira and South African Brad Binder the second best. Third position for the Italian Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), which takes a step further in winning the world title.

Good start for Oliveira, who is able to overcome Pasini and Schrotter (then authors of an accident that will exclude them from the race) and is pursued by an explosive Binder and the leader of the World Championship Morbidelli, starting a prolonged duel for the second position and try not to lose contact with Oliveira. The Binder-Morbidelli duel becomes the hub of the race, with repeated overtakings and counter attacks.

In the end, Binder gains the upper hand and get his first podium in Moto2 in his rookie season. We appreciate his excitement when receiving the trophy from a living motorbike legend like Mick Doohan. Not a good race for Tom Luthi, who started in the fourth row and after a restraining contest, finishes only tenth, leaving the top of the world championship.

MotoGP

MotoGP was very similar to Moto3 for the amount of overtakings seen during the race. The circuit of Phillip Island gave emotions to viewers and riders and the result was exciting. After a good start from the pole, Marquez realizes that’s not enough because after some corners he is overtaken by Miller and being chased by Rossi.

The end of the first lap sees the first seven to eight riders very close, and they would be the protagonists of an intense race and often on the limit, with repeated contacts and some incredible duels. Marquez at one point seems to be content with the podium, but he was actually studying his opponents and at some point from the end he took the lead and keep it until the end.

Behind him, Rossi, Viñales, Zarco and at times Iannone battle for the podium, and at the end Rossi and Viñales get the podium on the French rookie Tech3 and the Suzuki Ecstar rider.

Amazing performance for the Suzuki Ecstar Team and its riders, here in the top positions, confirming the positive result seen at Motegi: Andrea Iannone finished in sixth place and Alex Rins eighth. Dovizioso, always uncomfortable on the Australian track, closes only 13th a really dull race.

Thanks to this victory and the result of Dovizioso, Marquez tries to escape in the championship by detaching the Ducati Italian rider by 33 points.

We will see in seven days in Sepang, if Dovizioso will succeed in repeating his 2016 winning race and getting closer to Marquez by postponing every chat at the very last Valencia race.