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Australian MotoGP Sprint Race called off due to weather conditions

Australian MotoGP, Phillip Island, action, wet [Gold & Goose]

The Australian MotoGP Sprint Race has been cancelled amid worsening weather conditions at Phillip Island, organisers have confirmed.

After changes were made to the schedule in an attempt to mitigate the threat of poor weather being forecast for Sunday, high winds and heavy rain would indeed result in the decision to call a halt to proceedings early.

As such, the Sprint Race - having been moved to Sunday so the full-length GP could be brought forward to Saturday instead - has been cancelled altogether.


It comes after the Moto2 race was halted on lap nine amid several crashes in the difficult conditions. The Moto3 class, however, ran to its full scheduled 21 laps.

With Johann Zarco claiming victory on Saturday, second place Pecco Bagnaia has increased his lead over Jorge Martin in the overall standings, the Spaniard fifth across the line after being swamped out of the race lead on the final lap.

The gap between the pair now stands at 27 points with four rounds remaining.

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