The media hype says that Stoner is the favourite. He will be highly motivated for a win in his home country. Rossi knows the fastest way around Phillip island and will be determined to get to the top of that podium. Vermulean needs to win to prove that he is the serious contender as the next Aussie to become a world moto gp champion. But Westy is fast and he loves that green ninja. His late season debut at the Japenese Grand Prix was so impressive. If you have ever seen him race at the Island you will know he is the master of this circuit. Westy could well be the surprise of the race .... and if it rains, even a little, the win may be bigger. Go Westy.