The opening day of the Austrian GP was marked by mild temperatures and mixed weather conditions which, as far as the MotoGP practices were concerned, allowed for a completely dry FP1 session and just spoiled the early stages of FP2; a previous light rain shower left damp patches in a few corners, meaning that Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, like the majority of the MotoGP riders, waited about 15 minutes before taking to the track.

As a result, the Repsol Honda riders were able to carry out positive work on the setup of their RC213Vs for the Red Bull Ring Circuit, both feeling comfortable all day. Dani set the third-fastest time both in the FP1 and FP2 sessions, while Marc was fifth-fastest in the morning and sixth in the afternoon (seventh combined), having chosen to not fit a new tyre at the end of the second session.

Dani Pedrosa

3rd 1'24.474

“Today we worked well. We thought we would have to deal with rainy conditions but luckily we were able to start in the dry, and overall we had more dry track time available than expected. We’re happy because the first feeling was good and generally we felt better than the last year. We still have work to do on the bike’s setup and on the mapping. We must improve our race pace and make a good tyre choice for Sunday, but so far we’re happy with how we started the weekend.”

Marc Marquez

7th 1'24.649

“We’re satisfied with how it went today. We started the weekend with a completely different setup from last year and it worked quite well. We’ve definitely made a step forward with the acceleration and with the general settings of the bike. Of course we must wait and see how it goes tomorrow, as we have a few details we still need to work on. The others also will improve, but so far we’re happy with what we’ve done and with our race pace. At the end of FP2 I decided to continue with a used medium rear tyre in order to focus on preparing well for Sunday. The weather forecast shows possible rain conditions for tomorrow morning, but I decided to take that gamble because I wanted to prepare well for the Sunday race.”

MotoGP 2017
Practice Round 11   Austria

Free Practice 2 - Combined Free Practice Times

Mixed
Humidity
48%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'24.046
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.234
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.428
4 Zarco Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.476
5 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.570
6 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.585
7 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.603
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.622
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.680
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.719
11 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 0.734
12 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.813
13 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.837
14 Baz Loris 76 FRA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 0.879
15 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 0.889
16 Folger Jonas 94 GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.946
17 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.172
18 Lowes Sam 22 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.224
19 Kallio Mika 36 FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.274
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.289
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1.323
22 Rins Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.406
23 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.570
24 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.618
Location Information

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located beautifully in the Murtal-region of Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969, then known as the Österreichring. In 1996 it was rebuilt with the track-layout it still had when, in 2011, it was reopened as the Red Bull Ring and… read more.

Length 4.3 km / 2.68 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 3
Right corners 7
Longest straight 626 m / 2053.81 ft
Constructed 1969
Modified 1996

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Steiermark, Austria - View in Google Maps

www.projekt-spielberg.com/en

Records

Pole Position 1m23.142s (186.9 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)
Race Lap 1m24.312s (184.3 Km/h) Johann Zarco (Yamaha, 2017)
Race Time 39m 43.323s (182.6) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)