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Great race to the end, after qualification pushed to early Sunday due to high winds on Saturday.

As always, this special Australian track provided a very exciting race. Although the championship and second place have already been decided, last week in Japan, this race is definitely worth watching.
 

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Good to see Aprillia go well. They might even get more money from Piaggio.
Zarco went well just couldn't get past Pol.
Top 10 for Zarco next Sunday.
 

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Good to see Aprillia go well. They might even get more money from Piaggio.
Zarco went well just couldn't get past Pol.
Top 10 for Zarco next Sunday.
Zarco finished 13th out of 16 finishers, add MV, Pet, Rabat, and FB, Zarco would have finished around 17th, similar to his results on the KTM in the dry. So no real progress there, but lets see next race. Nice to see the Aprilas up front for awhile, and Rossi also. But to push early was only going to get them a tempoary spot up front, they faded badly after 12 laps and the cream rose to the top, a bugger for MV, he really wanted that win and crashed trying. Over all, a great race on a great track in average conditions.
 

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Zarco finished 13th out of 16 finishers, add MV, Pet, Rabat, and FB, Zarco would have finished around 17th, similar to his results on the KTM in the dry. So no real progress there, but lets see next race. Nice to see the Aprilas up front for awhile, and Rossi also. But to push early was only going to get them a tempoary spot up front, they faded badly after 12 laps and the cream rose to the top, a bugger for MV, he really wanted that win and crashed trying. Over all, a great race on a great track in average conditions.
- Johann hasn't raced in almost 2 months, has NEVER thrown a leg over the Honda, had BRUTAL qualifying and FP conditions to try and establish a baseline, and still finished in the points and 40 seconds ahead of the Factory rider and former 3-time GP Champ who's on a better/newer spec RCV.

- You think that's not progress, not impressive? Wow... Especially given the Honda's reputation for being the hardest GP bike to ride - proven by Lorenzo, Miller, Morbidelli, etc... who all struggled mightily but are doing wonders on their new manufacturers bikes.
 

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- Johann hasn't raced in almost 2 months, has NEVER thrown a leg over the Honda, had BRUTAL qualifying and FP conditions to try and establish a baseline, and still finished in the points and 40 seconds ahead of the Factory rider and former 3-time GP Champ who's on a better/newer spec RCV.

- You think that's not progress, not impressive? Wow... Especially given the Honda's reputation for being the hardest GP bike to ride - proven by Lorenzo, Miller, Morbidelli, etc... who all struggled mightily but are doing wonders on their new manufacturers bikes.
Well Cal got second on the same spec bike. Lorenzo is recovering from 2 massive crashes, one fracturing a vertebrae, and is riding the radically designed for MM Honda, the 2018 model is easier to ride. So Lorenzo is excused considering the beating his body has been taking. Zarco walked out on KTM because of the lack of front end feel, yet the KTM is great in the wet, and he was finishing around 15th on average, he finished 13th out of 16 finishers this time, sure he's on a different bike, but the results haven't changed. He also managed a front row on the KTM in the wet. Next season its looking like Zarco will head to Moto 2. Lets hope he puts in more commitment than what he showed at KTM.
 

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Another PoV on Zarco's performance, can be found here.
 
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