Due to safety concerns because of the mixture of strong winds, rain, and cold temperatures at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this afternoon, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix MotoGP Sprint has been cancelled.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli were keen on racing in front of the Australian fans in the 13-lap Sprint. Unfortunately, due to the very windy and wet conditions right before the rescheduled start of the Sprint at 13:00 local track time (GMT +11) and with no signs of the weather improving for the remainder of the Sunday, it was ultimately decided that racing was not feasible and that the Sprint had to be cancelled.
Though the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team and its riders were disappointed not to be able to ride today, there‘s a consensus on the decision that safety should come first.
The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP teammates will be back in action next week for the Thailand Grand Prix, held at the Chang International Circuit, from 27th - 29th October.