The title for Valentino Rossi 46 (Movistar Yamaha Team) is not possible in 2017 after the Italian failed to finish the race at the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend.
Rossi will visit Philip Island like one of the most successful riders there, who has eight wins from three different classes.
In the 250cc class in the 1998 and 1999 seasons, the 500cc class in 2001, and six wins in the MotoGP class in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2014 seasons.
Casey Stoner Australian MotoGP legend is behind Rossi with six MotoGP wins at Phillip Island Circuit in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.
In the last two seasons, in 2015 and 2016 year the race at Phillip Island Circuit controlled Honda. In 2016 Cal Crutchlow who beat Rossi, and in the 2015 season won by Marc Marquez the Championship leader.
Marquez himself entered the Australian MotoGP with just 11 points over rider Andrea Dovizioso 04 (Ducati Team).
Marquez is slightly favored over Dovizioso at Phillip Island Circuit. The reason, Ducati don’t have a victory here since 2010.