Cormac Shoots The Island: Because The Scenery Is So Stunning You Sometimes Forget The Bikes

Up and over Lukey Heights, heading toward giant skies

MotoGP had missed Phillip Island, and Phillip Island had missed MotoGP

Home race, and nothing left to lose. Remy Gardner indulges in the lost art of the burnout after his home race

Photographers love Phillip Island. For obvious reasons

Fans love Phillip Island too. For obvious reasons

A Suzuki win. Just what they needed. Alex Rins proved to Hamamatsu that the bike was competitive. A shame to lose them

A contrite Alex Marquez offering profuse apologies to Jack Miller, after the LCR Honda rider pulled a silly move to take the Australian out

This offer would be less appealing coming from a Glaswegian

The circuit had been lashed by rain in the days preceding the Australian Grand Prix, so Friday practice got underway with water still crossing the track

A place you don't want to be. Crashing is relatively rare at Phillip Island. The track is so fast that the consequences are never trivial

Your 2022 MotoGP champion?

Marco Bezzecchi wrapped up rookie of the year in Australia. Few would have thought it would be him at the start of the year, but he has excelled in MotoGP

What lap was this on? Impossible to tell. The racing was this close from start to finish

Marc Marquez got Honda their first podium since Qatar. HRC, and Takeo Yokoyama, really needed that, for a lot of reasons

Casey Stoner, the man who owned Phillip Island

There are very few circuits where the view is as spectacular as Phillip Island

While brother Marc made all the headlines, Alex Marquez had a very respectable weekend in Australia

Those skies...

Jorge Martin was less than delighted about the aggression Marc Marquez put into his overtakes

This was where Fabio Quartararo threw the 2022 MotoGP title away

Close combat. We saw a lot of that

Jeremy Burgess, once crew chief to MotoGP Legend Valentino Rossi, deserves to be a MotoGP Legend in his own right

Phillip Island didn't bring what Brad Binder had hoped for

Speed. That's what it's all about

Fast at previous races, Cal Crutchlow struggled in Australia

Bike. Track. Sky. Joy.

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