- 159 hp POWER
- 95 lb-ft Torque
- 218 kg Dry weight
Let's start with MotoGP, which 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. Last year Andrea Dovizioso made it to the podium, ending a famine of results for the Desmosedici GP that dated back to the time of Casey Stoner. Alvaro Bautista replaced the injured Lorenzo and took fourth place, making himself known and leading the race for several laps.
The Ducati Team riders will have to deal with the tyre wear that is always quite accentuated at Phillip Island, but also with the rather unstable weather conditions typical of southern Australia at this time of year. It would not be the first time that a race takes place with very cold asphalt.
Phillip Island, which is situated around 150 km south of Melbourne, is steeped in motor racing tradition, with the first car races having been held there on public roads in the 1920s. The first motorcycle races took place in 1931 and a permanent track was built in 1956. The circuit fell into disrepair during the late 70s and early 80s until it was bought in 1985 and given a major facelift. MotoGP returned in 1989 and 1990 before becoming a regular fixture once more from 1997 onwards. The Phillip Island circuit is blessed with breathtaking scenery and beautiful ocean views and is one of the fastest tracks on the calendarCircuit data
The 5.4 km Losail Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar and was built in little over a year. The main straight is over one kilometre in length and there is a good mix of medium and high-speed corners, including a couple of quick left-handersCircuit data