Phillip Island, one of the most spectacular tracks of the World Championship; certainly one of those where the rider must know how to handle every different moment of the race, due to both the wind, which can breathe with very strong gusts, and the “wake effect”, which on this circuit can determine the fate of the GP.

In Moto3, great performance for Darryn Binder, who qualifies for the second best time, 257 thousandths behind Jorge Martin. In the race we saw, as usual in this category, the “wild heap”, a dozen riders who alternately took the lead, often including our Darryn. In such a situation, you can move from the first to the tenth place in a corner, and that unfortunately happened to Darryn on the last lap. From the top of the race to twelfth place in a very short time, getting a second of delay. A race of pure survival considering the many falls. It’s just an appetizer of what we will see during the last two seasonal races.

Moto2 remains a family matter, since it’s Binder’s elder brother, Brad, to be the protagonist throughout the weekend. The free practice first and the qualifying tests later demonstrate a great shape of the South African rider, who places the fifth time at just over a tenth from the front row. Even here, as it often happens, the race is a succession of leading riders, but the absolute protagonist is Brad Binder. While the others alternate to give him battle, he is always ready to defend himself and attack, until the checkered flag, where, with a big hit, he passes first on Joan Mir of the team EG 0,0 Marc Vds detached of 36 thousandths. Triplet for Brad this season, after Germany and Aragon and for the fourth consecutive year on the podium in Phillip Island, where he had already won in Moto3 in 2016. A really heart-stopping race with a worthy final, showing that Binder has champion qualities and he’s destined to live the 2019 season as a sure protagonist.

In MotoGP the games are already made, with Marquez World Champion but still combative and able to take the pole position. The two Suzuki, with Iannone and Alex Rins, are able to place good times both in practice and in qualifying. On the grid the Italian is fourth and the Spanish fifth, proving a perfect feeling between the rider and the bike. In the race Iannone lives one of the most exciting experiences of his two years in Suzuki, fighting like a lion and replying blow by blow to the attacks of the two official Ducati, never giving up, even when some mistakes relegate him some position further back. The GSX RR has finally found a balance between the engine chassis and the tires, almost like on 2016 season, when Maverick Vinales won at Silverstone. At the end Iannone must just surrender to Viñales, author of a masterly race; for the Italian just a bit of regret as in the last three laps he managed to reduce the disadvantage from 3 seconds to only 1. The young Rins ends fifth in front of Rossi, the other Yamaha. Great team result for Suzuki, there are still two GP to get the victory.

Three truly spectacular races but with too many very dangerous falls, one for all that of Zarco after the high-speed Marquez crash. Now the circus immediately moves to Sepang. It will be a special Grand Prix for our Brad Binder, his 125th start in a World Championship GP, a great achievement for the South African talent.

Stay tuned!