Featured MotoGP: ‘Dangerous’ conditions cancel MotoGP qualifying at Phillip Island

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  1. Simon

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    Mar 25, 2015
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    Riders and race officials have called off qualifying deeming the weather conditions too dangerous to continue running at the Australian GP; qualifying is now rescheduled for Sunday morning should weather allow it.

    Morning running on Saturday at the Australian Grand Prix was limited to just a few laps as high winds and rain hit the Phillip Island Circuit. While the rain eased in the afternoon, strong gusts of wind persisted. Riders attempted to run during Free Practice 4 but an emergency Safety Commission meeting between the MotoGP class riders ruled it was too dangerous to continue running today.

    Before the red flag, Marc Marquez managed a 1’31.185 to lead Free Practice 4 from Maverick Viñales.

    Sunday’s provisional schedule will see MotoGP Warm-Up held at 09:50 Local Time with Qualifying starting immediately after the session at 10:20. The 27-lap Australian Grand Prix is still scheduled to run at 15:00 Local Time, weather permitting.

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