Not just MotoGP to give Phillip Island a show. Look at the strange extras on the track during the two days of activity!
The MotoGP World Championship is back to compete in Phillip Islandin Australia, for the first time since 2019. A long one absence for a circuit much loved by all the boys of the three categories of the championship. Not just for the mythical layoutbut also for its location close to the sea. Of course, all factors, however, that lead to some problems regarding the relationship with the local fauna. Also this year there were some thrills for some details runway invasionsduring shifts or towards the end.
Friday at Phillip Island was pretty eventful for the MotoGP category. And it’s not just about chasing the best possible time. But there was some thrill after a few minutes, with a train of pilots in transit that had to deal with a little kangaroo. The animal crossed the Australian track with a great career, without creating problems for the riders a little further back. It was a blow to the heart instead for Aleix Espargarotake a look!
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Creepy right? And about 220 km / h for the pilot Aprilia! Fortunately there were no consequences between him and the animal, which he has quietly got through the track for then to disappear around. Later Espargaro managed to laugh at it, but certainly much less at that moment … And it’s not even the first case in Australia, just remember the seagull mowed by Andrea Iannone in 2015. Two years earlier another example had ended up under the wheels of Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo. Not only at Phillip Island: let’s not forget the rabbits of Mugello, nor the cobra that ended up under the wheels of the Aprilia Gino Borsoi in Malaysia in 1998.
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But it doesn’t end there, in fact it happened again on qualifying Saturday, but in the lower classes. Free practice 3 of the Moto3 they closed with a sudden red flag for “track conditions”. This time it was a ‘goose, quietly walking around turn 10, fortunately not on the trajectory given the many drivers still in the race. Over here? Absolutely not, take a look.
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There were 36 seconds left in the Moto2 qualifying, when everything is blocked. Again for unknown ‘track conditions’, until the images appear. A pair of birds in the middle of the track, for Ogura and Canet it was not the best moment … But everything was resolved without consequences, only with one Red flag and a few laughs afterwards. Unusual protagonists at Phillip Island, to contend for him show to the MotoGP riders.