But even Stoner is unsure who will inherit his crown as king of the Island, and is predicting a tense, three-way battle in Sunday’s race.Australian GP, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
Carmichael has elected to keep most of last year’s track elements, reverse the layout and, quite simply, go bigger.
“After last year’s race, we immediately rolled up our sleeves and began working on the next generation of this track,” said five-time Supercross champion Carmichael. “I didn’t want to change the dynamics of it but wanted to fine tune what already made for one of the greatest tracks I have ever seen, and coming away from last year’s race, I knew the joker lane was a must-have.”Las Vegas, MEConFOX, Monster Energy Cup, Motocross, Ricky Carmichael, Supercross
After fracturing his right ankle in a highly unfortunate FP4 crash at Sepang last weekend, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl tried to ride at Phillip Island on Friday but was declared unfit after FP1.
The German MotoGP star had a medical review after the morning practice at the Australian track, which had seen him complete 11 laps but end up way down the timesheet in the unfamiliar territory of 20th-place.Australian GP, MotoGP, Phillip Island, Stefan Bradl
Yamaha stars Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo joined a chorus of riders predicting record breaking speeds in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
Lorenzo opened the bidding with time in Friday’s free practice that was already under the race lap record held by Nicky Hayden.Australian GP, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP