Best of Yamaha Finance Australian Round

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:47 GMT

Don’t miss out some of the best videos from the opening round of the championship

Melandri sliced past Sykes to reign the Island

As is to be expected around the sensational 4.4km circuit, race one provided drama, close racing and action not to be missed, so be sure to enjoy the highlights of the opening race on Saturday. 22 laps of pure adrenaline greeted fans on Saturday, and a they were treated to a final lap thriller which saw Marco Melandri ( Racing – Ducati) take the victory over the line. But how did he make his way through the pack? Take a look at the highlights.

Make Melandri’s a double: Ducati rider beats Rea in stunning photo finish

Just when you thought action couldn’t get any more exciting out on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Sunday’s race two welcomed a photo finish to the line. Race two had everything needed for an Island classic, complete with a mid-race pit stop. The first nine laps were pure WorldSBK action, before the pit stops provided a mix up in the front, and fans were in for a battle to the line.

WorldSSP back with a bang and a battle royale

If WorldSBK action isn’t enough, the ever unpredictable FIM Supersport World Championship round was not one to miss. Following a red flag, the race was shortened to a nine lap shoot-out for the victory, and riders didn’t disappoint. Reigning world champion Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) was able to secure a stunning victory, but it was the battle for the final two spots on the podium which will catch your eye, and one that will keep you on the edge of your seats.

Riders style comparison

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is fast, flowing and adrenaline fuelled, and all riders have a different take on the track down under. Take a look at how the WorldSBK riders take on some of the stunning corners Down Under.

Melandri celebrates his first WorldSBK victory at Phillip Island – twice!

Enjoy the feeling of ecstasy with Italian Melandri, as he celebrates in the all new Parc Ferme with both his team and the fans. The Ducati rider has now won around the Australian circuit in WorldSBK, 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP World Championships, and you can see the pure joy on his face. Join in with his celebrations here.

Lowes crashes at Lukey Heights

Lucky to walk away from his Saturday morning crash, Alex Lowes (Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team) suffered a big crash at the top of the famous Lukey Heights – with the infamous blind entry. Take a look at how he escaped major injury in Australia.