AirAsia Australian Grand Prix 2012
Posted on Oct 23, 2012 by Nick Harris
Bradley Smith has good memories of the superb 2.764 miles Phillip Island track where he finnished second in 2009 riding in the 125cc class.
Moto2 Championship leader Marc Marquez was close to clinching the title in Sepang before he crashed out. With two rounds remaining he leads Pol Espargaro by 48 points and should clinch the title on Sunday but the memories of Sepang will be in the back of his mind. The big battle is for third place with Andrea Iannone 11 points in front of Tom Luthi. Look out also for Sepang winner Alex De Angelis who won at Phillip Island for the last two years.
Fresh from his first Moto2™ podium finish in Malaysia Londoner Gino Rea aims to go two better and win the AirAsia Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island on Sunday. He will be praying for rain after a superb performance in Sepang that saw him cross the line in first place when the race was stopped because of the heavy rain only to be pushed back to third when the results were taken from the previous lap.
PHILLIP ISLAND FACTS AND FIGURES
Circuit Length: 4.4448 kms
Width: 13 m
Pole Position: Left
Longest Straight: 900m
Left Corners: Seven
Right Corners: Five
TELEVISION TIMES BBC/BRITISH EUROSPORT
Friday 26 October
0410 – 0700 British Eurosport – Live Practice Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Saturday 27 October
0355 – 0700 BBC Red Button & British Eurosport - Live Qualifying Moto3, MotoGP, Moto2
Sunday 28 October
0245 – 0405 BBC Red Button/British Eurosport – Live Moto3 and Moto2 races
0430 – 0600 BBC2 Live MotoGP race
1230 – 1400 BBC2 MotoGP race repeat