Ducati's Andrea Iannone produced what was probably one of the best races of his MotoGP career at Phillip Island, when he finished in third position, less than a second away from the race win.
‰ÛÏWhat an incredible race!" Iannone enthused. "It was really important for me to finish on the podium because here we had the possibility of doing a good race, but the result was neither easy nor a foregone conclusion.
"We all had a great battle, passing each other many times, and it was an incredible spectacle, I hope also for the people watching at home. The team fully deserved this result and it was also important for me because we are getting better all the time, race after race.
"If you look at last year‰Ûªs race, here we have made incredible progress, and no one expected this. On the second lap something really unusual happened, because there was a seagull in front of me trying to get out of the way: I hit the poor thing head on, but in the end it was like a good luck kiss!‰Û