Cal Crutchlow started the 2016 Australian GP from second place, just behind Marc Marquez. Both Marquez and Crutchlow experienced terrible starts, while Pol Espargaro pushed forward to take the lead. Unfortunately, the Monster Tech3 Yamaha rider could not ride at Honda's pace.
Marc Marquez took the lead from Pol Espargaro within the first lap itself. The Repsol Honda rider had terrific pace and seemed destined to win again. However, the only individual on track that had the capability to defeat Marquez was Marquez himself.
2016 MotoGP Champion, Marquez kept pushing and extending his lead. To everyone's surprise, Marquez crashed without any pressure on him. Marc Marquez, later on, admitted that it was an error made by him that caused the crash and there was no issue with the Michelin tyre.
Crutchlow was then in the lead and continued setting fastest laps. Honda LCR rider opened up a healthy lead and no other rider could match Crutchlow's pace. This was Crutchlow's very first victory in dry conditions, proving he is a rider with tremendous potential.
Valentino Rossi started from the fifteenth position for the Australian GP. The Factory Yamaha rider fought valiantly to gain positions. Rossi by the seventh lap was into the second position, however, he could not match Crutchlow's pace. Vinales too rode exceptionally well for his third place finish.