Scott Jones Down Under: Phillip Island Photos, Part 2

The Doctor, up and over

If it's spectacular vistas you want, Phillip Island is second only to Miller Motorsports Park

Wind is a problem at the island. Some riders believe that drilling the fairing helps...

... and some riders believe it doesn't make any difference

An old friend pays a visit. Albeit temporary

Aim for the tree, and you'll be right

Alex Rins. Getting better every race.

Pol Espargaro, new king of Moto2

Crazy Joe. But crazy enough?

Lorenzo's Land Down Under

The calm before the storm. And what a storm it would be

Maverick Viñales is seeing the 2013 Moto3 title slip gradually from his grasp

Alvaro Bautista's development work on Showa and Nissin is paying off. That RCV1000R might end up being pretty good...

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Jorge had holes in his fairing for the race and some, but not all, practice sessions. I think this is the first year I've seen a non-ducati with this type of venting. Has anyone heard anything about their efficacy? Thanks.

I've asked a few people about this. The riders who have it think it works, the riders who don't have it don't think it works, and one Moto3 crew chief I asked about it said the only difference it made was between the rider's ears. Make of that what you will...

Never been to Phillip Island, let alone been to Australia but based on some topographic and aerial maps I have seen of the circuit and its proximity to the Bass coast I think it would be nice if more race circuits were built within proximity of a coast --- I could imagine the coastal winds adding a level of strategy to the overall race.