An intense Sunday for Ducati fans with MotoGP and WorldSBK in action

 
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For the first time this season there will be MotoGP and Superbike races on the same Sunday. In reality, because they are competing on distant continents there are no overlaps, but following them both will take a fair amount of time.

MotoGP will be racing on one of the most beautiful tracks in the world: Phillip Island. Attempting to describe this track seems to be a useless endeavour since it is one of the most famous in the world for both track quality and the spectacular landscape surrounding it. A very fast track, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, with a very linear configuration yet extremely demanding for riders.

Dovizioso and Lorenzo are coming off the race in Japan where DesmoDovi unveiled yet another masterful weekend, winning one of the most hard-fought races of the season. It was the fifth success for the Italian rider and a big confidence booster for the final rush. Jorge Lorenzo struggled with a precarious grip on the asphalt, and after a good start he settled behind the lead group finishing sixth. The Ducati Team arrives in Australia looking to confirm the great weekend in Motegi, Dovizioso trying to stay in the fight for the world championship and Lorenzo battling back to the top part of the standings.

For its part, the Superbike will see its penultimate appointment of the season on the Jerez track, which is similar to Phillip Island in certain respects. Besides having the same colour curbs, the two circuits both feature long, bending high-speed curves that put bike tyres and alignments to the test. The Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Team has two more opportunities to reach the podium as it competes to bring home some more victories.

Davies still has a chance of earning the unofficial title of vice champion behind Rea. Mathematically Melandri is also within striking distance for the same spot but the point spread separating the Italian from Davies and Sykes does not leave much hope. In any case, both Marco and Chaz will be ready to battle on the Andalusian circuit.

Jerez will host the final race of the Superstock season, where, despite the last two races, Michael Rinaldi still leads the championship and remains the favourite for the title. The tension will surely be palpable as, after the Turk Razgatlioglu was knocked out of the competition due to an injury, the rider from Rimini fights off the attack of the French rider Marino who has become a factor in the last races and is now only eight points away from Rinaldi. MotoGP and Superbike will fill the weekend, and to make sure you don't miss any of the events on the track below you can see times for the qualification runs and races.

Week-end Timetable (Local time)

Friday 
Time Session
10.55 - 11.40 MotoGP FP1
15.05 - 15.50 MotoGP FP2
09.45 - 10.45 WorldSBK FP1
14.30 - 15.30 WorldSBK FP2
Saturday 
Time Session
10.55 - 11.40 MotoGP FP3
14.30 - 15.00 MotoGP FP4
15.10 - 15.25 MotoGP Q1
15.35 - 15.50 MotoGP Q2
08.45 - 09.10 WorldSBK FP3
10.30 - 10.45 WorldSBK SP1
10.55 - 11.10 WorldSBK SP2
13.00 WorldSBK Race1
Sunday 
Time Session
11.40 - 12.00 MotoGP WarmUp
16.00 MotoGP Race
09.30 - 09.45 WorldSBK WarmUp
13.00 WorldSBK Race2
15.15 Superstock Race

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