The top two riders in MotoGP Qualifying 1 now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start this afternoon's race, in the following order, from 13th on the grid onwards.

Qualifying was moved to Sunday morning due to strong gusts of wind at Phillip Island on Saturday afternoon.

Miguel Oliveira, whose big accident in FP4 prompted the end of yesterday's track action, was declared unfit to ride due to a lack of strength in his heavily bruised hands.

Quartararo was forced to take part in Qualifying 1 after missing FP2, the quickest of the practice sessions, due to an ankle injury in the Friday morning session.

Iannone got a tow from the Petronas Yamaha rider to also progress to Qualifying 2.

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Australian MotoGP - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*
2Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*
4Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)
5Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*
6Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)
7Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
8Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)
9Jorge LorenzoSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
10Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)
11Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)

* Rookie.
Fastest Practice Time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 28.824s (FP2)

Official Phillip Island MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 27.899s (2013)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 28.108s (2013)

By Peter McLaren

 

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