th no time to rest, the World Championship lands on Phillip Island for the Australian Grand Prix, which will be the antepenultimate race of the World Championship. The Reale Avintia Racing Team arrives in Australia with batteries charged and the motivation to do a good performance.
Located on a small island at 140km from Melbourne, the Phillip Island circuit is a legendary World Championship track that has hosted the Australian Grand Prix on a total of 24 occasions, and has done it consecutively since 1997. A total of 4.4 km and twelve corners (seven left and five right) make up one of the fastest tracks on the current calendar. Sunday’s race will be a total of 27 laps and one of the most important factors during the weekend will be the strong winds that tend to affect the Australian track because this completely conditions the driving of the riders.
Karel Abraham, who finished 18th at the Japanese Grand Prix, arrives in Australia, one of his favourite circuits of the championship, with the motivation and desire to return to the points zone. Tito Rabat, who was unable to race at Motegi due to physical problems, arrives at Phillip Island without being 100% physically, but wanting to get back on his bike.
“I still feel pain in my right hand, but we’ll try to get out on the track and do our best. We’ll wait for the doctor’s checks.”
“Here we are, in Australia, I have to say that this is one of my favourite race tracks from the Championship, I really like Australia and I love Phillip Island. Is really easy going here, wild life, animals, nice views, Ocean, we are living in a house, not in a hotel, so it’s different, but it’s really nice. The track it’s also one the most beautiful layouts from the Championship, but unfortunately it looks like it might be raining during the weekend, but we will see how it will go with the bad weather but I hopefully I keep liking this track even on Sunday afternoon. Of course, will be fighting because I think couple of last races there were a lot of positives for us and be will fighting to get some points, that’s our goal.”