Phillip Island, Australia

2009 Phillip Island 125cc Race Result - Thrilling Duel Goes Down To Last Lap

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Phillip Island:

Julian Simon wrapped up the 2009 125cc World Championship in the best way possible: with a victory in the race in Australia. Simon took the win with a classic Phillip Island move, diving up the inside of his team mate and the only man who could take the title from him, Bradley Smith, at MG corner on the very last lap.

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2009 Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying Practice Report

The weather at Phillip Island for the MotoGP qualifying session was exactly as you would expect in the South Atlantic spring - cool and blustery, the Antipodean sun breaking through the clouds and warming the track, chasing off the morning rain. But Phillip Island's fickle weather has made it supremely difficult to find a race setup so far this weekend, and so when the bikes hit the track for qualifying, the focus was at first on weighing up the tire options, most teams still undecided on whether to run the softer or harder option for the race on Sunday, especially at the rear.

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2009 Phillip Island 125cc Qualifying Practice Result - Upstart Tops The Timesheets

Result of qualifying for the 125cc class at Phillip Island:

Pol Espargaro will start the race from pole on Sunday, the Derbi rider enjoying a new lease of life since his first win at Indianapolis. The Spaniard set his time under testing conditions - sun, wind and a cool track - but came out ahead of Nicolas Terol and championship leader Julian Simon, who should be able to clinch the title with a front row start. Simone Corse completes the front row, leaving Bradley Smith heading up row 2 on the grid. 

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2009 Phillip Island 250cc FP2 Result - Pasini Leads French Cohorts Again

Mattia Pasini set the fastest time in the final session of free practice for the 250 class, keeping ahead of the team mates of the title contenders. Scot Honda's Raffaele de Rosa and Mapfre Aspar's Mike di Meglio finished the session in 2nd and 3rd, well ahead of their championship-chasing team mates Hiroshi Aoyama (7th) and Alvaro Bautista (10th). Jules Cluzel was once again at the front, setting the 4th fastest time. Aoyama was later fined 1000 dollars for kicking out at Axel Pons during the session.


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2009 Phillip Island MotoGP FP2 Result - Stoner Edges Pedrosa

Casey Stoner was fastest on a cold Saturday morning at Phillip Island. The Australian was fast from the start, ceding the top spot only briefly to Dani Pedrosa, before forcing the Repsol Honda man back into 2nd spot. But Stoner's margin was small indeed, less than five hundredths of a second over Pedrosa. Valentino Rossi was 3rd fastest, over quarter of a second off Stoner, while Jorge Lorenzo improved his standing, but still eight tenths slower than the Ducati of Stoner.

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