MotoGP Phillip Island: Qualifying postponed until Sunday

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High winds have at Phillip Island have prompted the postponement of MotoGP qualifying until Sunday morning.

Free practice four was halted after Tech3 KTM’s Miguel Oliveira was blown off the track at Doohan - which resulted in a fast and heavy crash - and a safety commission meeting ensued.

“The conditions where very tricky for everyone. I could not avoid crashing in the first corner because of the wind. I was very unlucky,” said Oliveira.

“We just need to be glad, that I’m in one piece and I will see if I’m fit to ride tomorrow, because at the moment, my hands are the biggest problem. I’ll check in the morning and see my condition.”

Revised Sunday schedule (local):

08:50-09:10 – Moto3 - Warm Up
09:20-09:40 – Moto2 - Warm Up
09:50-10:10 – MotoGP - Warm Up
10:20-10:35 - MotoGP Qualifying 1
10:45-11:00 - MotoGP Qualifying 2
12:00 – Moto3 - Race
13:20 – Moto2 - Race
15:00 – MotoGP - Race