Austrian Grand Prix
Race Ended
Red Bull Ring - 12th August
Fastest Lap - A.Dovizioso 1:24.277
Rider Team Time FLs
3 1
Ducati Team 39:40.688 0 25
1 2
Repsol Honda Team +0.130 6 20
2 3
Ducati Team +1.656 1 16
5 4
LCR Honda Castrol +9.434 0 13
4 5
Alma Pramac Racing +13.169 0 11
14 6
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +14.026 0 10
9 7
Repsol Honda Team +14.156 0 9
10 8
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +16.644 0 8
6 9
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +20.760 0 7
12 10
Angel Nieto Team +20.844 0 6
7 11
Reale Avintia Racing +21.114 0 5
11 12
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +22.939 0 4
8 13
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR +26.523 0 3
13 14
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +29.168 0 2
21 15
LCR Honda Idemitsu +30.072 0 1
17 16
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +30.343 0 0
15 17
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +31.775 0 0
16 18
Alma Pramac Racing +34.375 0 0
19 19
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +40.171 0 0
20 20
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini +53.020 0 0
23 21
Angel Nieto Team +53.261 0 0
22 22
EG 0,0 Marc VDS +54.355 0 0
18 -
Reale Avintia Racing Crashed Out 0 0
Live Commentary
Summary: Ducati capped off a hat-trick of wins in Austria as Lorenzo held off Marquez in a spirited battle to the finish line. The 2019 Repsol Honda teammates battled tooth-and-nail in the dying stages, coming close to blows on more than one occasion. Dovizioso was in the thick of it earlier on but faded in the end and only managed to round out the podium.

Crutchlow was the highest finishing independent rider in fourth. Petrucci was fifth, narrowly holding off a charging Rossi, who battled his way up to sixth after starting 14th.

Pedrosa finished seventh, ahead of Rins. After qualifying sixth, Zarco had another forgettable result in ninth place while Bautista rounded off the top 10 finishers.

In the rider standings, Marquez extended his lead to 59 points over Rossi, while Lorenzo moved up to third, dropping Dovizioso down to fourth.

That concludes our coverage for the weekend. Join us again in two weeks' time for the British GP!
Lap 28: FINAL LAP! Lorenzo draws alongside Marquez on the pit straight and retakes the lead. Marquez tries a block pass in Turn 2 but Lorenzo anticipates well enough and staves him off. LORENZO WINS! Marquez is forced to watch his 2019 teammate take the chequered flag! Dovizioso quietly brings it home in P3, ahead of a brilliant P4 result for Crutchlow.
Lap 27: Marquez wastes no time in repaying Lorenzo for the aggressive pass on the last lap and quickly squeezes him out to get back into the lead.
Lap 26: Lorenzo makes a mistake under braking for Turn 2, running wide and allowing Marquez to slip back into the lead. Marquez is forced to sit up as Lorenzo absolutely launches it up the inside in Turn 9 to retake the lead.
Lap 25: From his battle with Dovizioso last year, Marquez will remember what to do, and more importantly, what not to do, in the last two corners.
Lap 24: Rossi is currently the quickest rider on track with the exception of the top 3 but can he close the gap to Petrucci in P5 before the laps run out?
Lap 23: Dovizioso is starting to fade away now, as the gap to Marquez increases to 1.7 seconds. All Ducati boss Luigi Dall'Igna can do about that is stroke his beard back in the paddock.
Lap 22: The first Austrian GP took place in 1971 at the Salzburgring circuit, which hosted the event a total of 22 times. At that inaugural race, Giacomo Agostini, riding an MV Agusta, took the 500cc race, winning by over a lap ahead of P2 finisher Keith Turner.
Lap 21: Meanwhile, Rossi has gotten past Rabat for P7 and now begins to size up Rins for P6. Out front, Marquez has not let up on Lorenzo one bit, while Dovizioso is starting to close back in on the two of them.
Lap 20: NEW LEADER! Lorenzo has finally made it past Marquez, slipping under the Honda rider in the penultimate corner on the previous lap. Now, can Marquez come back on him or will he fall into Dovizioso's clutches?
Lap 19: Lorenzo gets a run on the outside of Marquez and as they go into Turn 1 side by side, Dovizioso almost runs into them! That drops Dovizioso off the lead battle as he is forced to run wide. Once again, Lorenzo tries around the outside of Marquez but they almost touch and Lorenzo is forced to run off track to avoid contact.
Lap 18: Marquez is in trouble now, the Ducatis are all over him! Lorenzo tries to go around the outside of Marquez in Turn 2 but runs wide and almost lets Dovizioso slip past into P2!
Lap 17: Rabat is starting to feel the heat from Rossi, who just wiped half a second off his gap as he hunts him down for P7.
Lap 16: Dovizioso set the quickest lap of the top 3 that last time around but he needs to find a way around his teammate before he can reenact his fiery battle with Marquez from last year.
Lap 15: We are at the halfway point of the race, and Marquez's lead over Lorenzo has been halved. Is he just letting his tyres cool down or are the Ducatis coming into their own now?
Lap 14: Smith and Vinales are having a spirited battle for P14, as they pass and repass each other through Turns 1 and 2. Vinales finally bags the position by Turn 3.
Lap 13: Dovizioso sneaks a peek inside Lorenzo before the fast downhill approach to Turn 9 and 10 but backs off at the last second, as worried faces in the Ducati paddock look on.
Lap 12: The Ducati duo are running so close to each other, they almost look like a sidecar racing team from some camera angles. Lorenzo is clearly holding up Dovizioso at this point, much to Marquez's delight.
Lap 11: While Ducati took both MotoGP races held at this circuit, with Iannone in 2016 and Dovizioso in 2017, unless Marquez falls off, a hat-trick is not on the cards for them today.
Lap 10: Iannone runs way too hot into Turn 1 and is forced to take to the run-off zone, dropping down to P17 and out of the points upon rejoining the racing surface.
Lap 9: As he sees Marquez vanishing into the distance, Dovizioso will be itching to do away with his teammate Lorenzo. The Ducatis have a slight edge on the long straights in the first half of the track while Marquez's Honda gets the best of them through the snaking second sector.
Lap 8: Another fastest lap from Marquez. Can he keep up this torrid pace all the way to the end? Rossi finds a way past Aleix Espargaro into Turn 1. Espargaro tries to fight back on the run up the hill but his Aprilia is no match for the Yamaha.
Lap 7: Crutchlow has really dropped away from the top 3, who are setting a storming pace, as the Ducati duo tries to keep pole-sitter Marquez from running away with this race.
Lap 6: Dovizioso wobbles on turn-in for the first corner. Rossi takes P9 from Zarco in Turn 1 with a neat outbraking move on the inside.
Lap 5: Rossi has been chipping away at Zarco and should be all over the satellite Yamaha rider soon.
Lap 4: The misery of qualifying continues for Yamaha as Vinales drops to P16 while Rossi has managed to stop the bleeding in P10 for now. The top 3 are starting to draw away from Crutchlow.
Lap 3: Marquez sets the fastest lap and starts to gap Lorenzo and Dovizioso despite the grunt of their Ducatis. Rins loses another position as Petrucci goes past.
Lap 2: Marquez slipstreams past Lorenzo for the lead into the tricky off-camber Turn 2. Zarco and Iannone collide but both hold up their bikes and carry on!
Lap 1: The red lights go out and the Austrian Grand Prix is GO!! Dovizioso gets the hole shot but Marquez is soon on his tail on the run uphill while teammate Lorenzo drops to P4 by Turn 1. Things get mixed up by Turn 2 as they go three-wide into the corner, with Lorenzo coming out in the lead, ahead of Marquez. Crutchlow picks off Rins for P4 in Turn 10.
Preview: Welcome to the Styrian mountains, home of the Red Bull Ring and birthplace of Arnold Schwartznegger, as we get ready for the start of Austrian Grand Prix! MotoGP returned to Austria after being away for 16 years. Featuring a good deal of elevation change and a relatively short length, the action is often frentic here. Points-leader Marquez will start from pole after edging out Dovizioso by a scant two-thousandths of a second at the end of qualifying on Saturday. Lorenzo will line up alongside his Ducati teammate on the front row. Zarco recovered from his mid-season slump to qualify P6 while Malaysian Syahrin will be the foremost rookie starter on the grid, at P17. The long straights and slow corners on this track are the Yamaha's achilles heel and they struggled the most among the top marques, with Vinales and Rossi only managing to qualify P11 and P14 respectively, so it should be an uphill race for them. Ducati grunt, combined with defending winner Dovizioso's kind-to-the-tyres turn-in makes him the favourite pick for today. Who will win the Austrian Grand Prix? Tune in at 12 PM GMT to find out!
Temp: 27°C
Forecast: Sunny
Track: Dry

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