MotoGP Australia 2012: Ernest's chop
MotoGP Australia 2012: Ernest's chop

Third and last Asian date of the trans-oceanic journey at the end of the season and there are still two categories to be decided. Although In Moto2, everything indicates that Marc Márquez will be the champion, since by getting a single point the young driver will be the third youngest to win the intermediate category title. In MotoGP, the one with the most ballots (practically all of them) is Jorge Lorenzo. Although if he has the slightest mistake, Dani Pedrosa will be there to get the title he is missing from his showcase. Because let's remember that if Pedrosa finishes in the top four, Lorenzo will have to finish ahead of him to win the championship.

Of course, there is a third in contention who will also destroy their victory on Sunday at Phillip Island. Because Casey Stoner is back after some GP absent due to injury. The Australian arrives at what will be the last GP of his country before retiring and comes with a series of five consecutive years winning on the Australian track. But not only that, but during these previous five years Stoner has led all the laps of the Australian GP except the first of the 2009 GP led by Dani Pedrosa. Plus Casey also got pole in four of those five races.

In Moto3 we have to see who will be the second classified in the world championship. More than anything because of the curiosity that the whole "affair" with Máverick Viñales and his team brings us. That they have us on edge because we do not know at this moment if they will let him get on the motorcycle or what will happen. Will we see the continuation of the Malay explosion Zulfahmi Khairuddin? If you want to know, you will have to get up early on Sunday.

  • We start with Scott redding, who is the British rider who has achieved the most points in a season in the intermediate category. There are 148 points in the driver's box at this point in the season.

  • Monday after the GP Cal Crutchlow turns 27.

  • This will be the 24th time the Australian GP has been held since 1989. The first two were held on Phillip Island, then moved to Eastern Creek for six years. Since 1997 it has been held on Phillip Island.

  • On Wednesday after the GP Danilo Petrucci will turn 22 years old.

  • Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa have finished first-second 22 times. 12 of those times the winner has been Dani Pedrosa.

  • With the victory of Dani pedrosa in Malaysia the Repsol Honda rider has been to the top of the MotoGP podium 21 times. With this he surpasses Freddie Spencer in the list of winners and is placed in position 13, to a single victory of pilots like Geoff Duke, Kenny Roberts and John Surtees.

  • Honda could win its 19th constructors' championship if his bikes finish first and second in Sunday's race because he now leads that classification by 16 points against Yamaha.

  • Jorge Lorenzo has finished this season 15 times in first or second place of the career. This equals the record set by Valentino Rossi in 2002 in the premier class.

  • Sandro Cortese's victory in Malaysia is the 13th time he has finished on the podium this season. If he steps on the podium again in Australia, he will equal the record set by Álvaro Bautista in 2006 and which was equaled by Nico Terol in 2010 when he reached the sub-championship of the smallest category in the world.

  • Ducati and Honda have each achieved four victories at Phillip Island, Yamaha has only two victories at that circuit and the last was in 2005.

  • The Moto3 podium I flew the first of the Malaysian GP in four years in which there was no Spanish driver. The last one was at the 2008 Malaysian GP with Gabor Talmacsi first, Bradley Smith second and Simone Corsi third.

  • Dani Pedrosa's victory in Malaysia was the first time that a Spanish rider has won that GP and the first time that Dani has done it in the wet in MotoGP.

  • Marc Márquez set pole and won the 125 race in 2010 leading it from start to finish, in addition to setting the fastest lap in the race. In 2011 he came out last on the grid due to a one-minute penalty for colliding with Ratthapark Wilairot in the first free practice session. Marc finished the Moto2 race third.

  • Pol Espargaró made pole position in 125 in 2009 and finished the race in fourth place. in 2010 he finished second behind Márquez, being the pilot's first podium at that circuit. In 2011 Pol qualified sixth on the grid and finished fifth in the Moto2 race.

  • Thomas Luthi has only finished third at Phillip Island in 2005, the year he won the World Cup. The last three years he has finished 11th in Moto2.

  • Sandro Cortese is the only Moto3 rider to have won at Phillip Island. Last year, in difficult weather conditions, he put the runner-up by 13 seconds.

  • Luis Salóm finished second last year in 125. This was his first podium on the Australian circuit.

Ale, you already have here all the statistics about this GP. The weather forecast on Myweater2 is that there may be some rain on Friday at noon. On Saturday there will be some cloud in the sky and Sunday the sun will shine. What is striking is that there will be quite a bit of wind, over 40 km / h. Which, together with the temperatures that will not exceed 15 degrees at any time, will leave a thermal sensation around 10 degrees. Now as the prediction is as accurate as Malaysia's, the same snows.

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