MARC MARQUEZ WINS 50TH MOTOGP RACE AT PHILIP ISLAND

The Pramac Grand Prix of Australia proved an excellent opportunity as Marc Marquez after an intense 27 Laps conquest emerged victories to record his 50th Grand Prix victory in MotoGP Marc Marquez made a strong start from pole position but it was Andrea Iannone who took the hole shot leading into the first few corners at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Philip Island. Soon there was a tussle for the lead as Marc Marquez got involved in a battle with Iannone. Suddenly, a Seagull flew into Andrea Iannone’s GP while leading forcing ‘The Mamiac’ to loose concentration thereby relieving his leadJorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) managed to force his way past the incident and fighting heads and began to open up a gap while as the pair (Iannone and Marquez) relived their Moto2™ scrape days. As Lorenzo escaped, his team mate and championship leader Valentino Rossi closed fought off. Aleix Espargaro, Cal Crutchlow and Dani Pedrosa to close in on the front runners. Few laps later Rossi has battled off Iannone for the 3rd spot and launched yet a hand to hand combat with Marquez for 2nd. Andrea Iannone aboard the Ducati DESmosedici GP15 joined the two world champions in an epic battle believed to be the best in recent MotoGP years. The trio closed Lorenzo down and the Australian GP soon became a four rider affair. The race went down to a last lap battle between Marquez and Lorenzo with Marquez coming out victorious on setting a lap record to secure his first ever premier class victory in Philip Island as well his 50th career victory

Jorge Lorenzo finished second ahead of his team mate and championship rival Valentino Rossi in 4th reducing the points gap between both Movistar Yamaha team mates. Ducati’s Andrea Iannone took the last step of the Philip Island rostrum finishing 3rd. Dani Pedrosa finished fourth with Cal Crutchlow completing the top five

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