With all the excitement that comes with the season opener, relive the action from Australia
The first Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship is traditionally held far from the European Crowds, at the Phillip Island GP Circuit, Australia. However, the distance doesn’t stop fans from the world over gathering to witness the heart-stopping on-track action as the season kick-offs at one of the fastest and most scenic tracks on the calendar. Below you can see some of the highlights from the Yamaha Finance Australian Round.
WorldSBK 2017 Season In
On Board Lap
Veteran of the track Stefan Bradl (Red Bull Honda Racing Team) talks you through a lap of the fast and furious 4.4km circuit, which has played host to some of the most nail biting racing to ever start a World Championship season.
Amazing save by Savadori at turn 11
Lorenzo Savadori (Milwaukee Aprilia) demonstrated the right way to save a high side turned tank slapper before it goes tragic. Quick reflexes and some extra throttle got Savadori through the potential disaster during FP1. Despite the huge wobble, Savadori kept excellent pace to round out the day in the top 10.
Riding Style comparison
Discover with the different ways in which the WorldSBK riders Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), Alex Lowes (PATA Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) and Chaz Davis (ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati) approach Turn 3 of the Phillip Island Circuit.
Rea & Savadori clash in MG corner
The reigning Champ had a close call with Italy’s Savadori heading out of MG corner during Friday Free Practice. Rea took the inside line as Savadori went wide on the notorious downhill turn.
The highlights of the races Down Under. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) dominated his first two races of the season, while in World Supersport, Roberto Rolfo (Team Factory Vamag MV Agusta) fought to the very end to claim the victory by a mere 0.001 of a second ahead of Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP). Relive the best moments of weekend races here.
Happy Rea celebrates double win at first round
After taking the first pole of 2017, North Irishman Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) then brought home victories in both races to celebrate with fans under blue skies at the Australian circuit.