Cal Crutchlow
Cal Crutchlow
Cal Crutchlow
Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow secured a second MotoGP win for LCR Honda, after early leader Marc Marquez crashed out.  Crutchlow was untouchable once Marquez crashed out and his second career Grand Prix win by more than four seconds ahead of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales.

Valentino Rossi, who started the race in 15th, finished second with Spain’s Maverick Vinales taking third place.

Cal Crutchlow, 30, is the first Briton since Barry Sheene in 1979 to win more than once race in a season.

Australian GP result:

  1. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda 40 minutes 48.543 seconds
  2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 40:52.761
  3. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 40:53.852
  4. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 40:57.700
  5. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 41:02.842
  6. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 41:08.668
  7. Scott Redding (GB) Ducati 41:16.912
  8. Bradley Smith (GB) Yamaha 41:17.324
  9. Danilo Petrucci (Ita) Ducati 41:17.335
  10. Jack Miller (Aus) Honda 41:17.358

MotoGP standings

  1. Marc Marquez (Spa) Honda 273
  2. Valentino Rossi (Ita) Yamaha 216
  3. Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) Yamaha 192
  4. Maverick Vinales (Spa) Suzuki 181
  5. Dani Pedrosa (Spa) Honda 155
  6. Cal Crutchlow (GB) Honda 141
  7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) Ducati 137
  8. Pol Espargaro (Spa) Yamaha 117
  9. Andrea Iannone (Ita) Ducati 96
  10. Hector Barbera (Spa) Ducati 84