Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa scored the third consecutive double podium finish and the sixth of the season out of 11 races, in one of the most exciting races this year and in front of more than 90,000 thrilled spectators at the Red Bull Ring Circuit.

After an epic battle with Andrea Dovizioso that lasted until the last corner, Marc was edged by the Italian at the finish line by just 0.176”. Teammate Pedrosa completed the podium, recovering from eighth on the grid to gain 16 valuable points in the standings.

The next appointment for the Repsol Honda team will be a one-day test in Misano on August 20. After that, the team will head to the Silverstone race with Marc leading the Championship by 16 points over Dovizioso, while Dani remains in fifth place having reduced his deficit to Rossi in fourth to just two points.

Marc Marquez

2ND

“I wouldn’t have slept well tonight if I didn’t try to go for the win in the last corner! But it wasn’t possible. Today Dovi had just a little bit more than us and it was difficult to overtake him. I tried my best all race, really gave it my all, and I lost the rear many times. It was a great battle, and Dovi deserved this victory as he rode very well. We got this second place and it’s good. I’m very happy with these 20 points at this track where I had struggled a lot last year. It’s an important result for the Championship. We’re working well; step-by-step, we found a good base that allowed us to be there, and to be consistent in every situation. Today I was able to try that move at the end because I was feeling good with the bike. It will be important to continue like this and to try and be on the podium at every race.”

Dani Pedrosa

3RD

“I’m very, very happy with how this weekend turned out and with this podium finish, as we had struggled a lot in the practices, had to go through Q1, and finally qualified just eighth on the grid. But it turned out in the race that I was faster than we were expecting. I still had some issues with the front locking and the rear spinning, but our race strategy worked very well. I wasn’t too aggressive in the beginning; I took my time with a full tank, saving some fuel, and then step-by-step I increased my pace until I closed the gap to the front of the race, also because Marc and Dovi were battling and disturbing each other. Unfortunately, when I caught them I had so much spinning that the rear tyre overheated and I had no more grip and drive. I wanted to stay with them and try to fight with them but even though I couldn’t, I’m happy with this podium and proud of my team and of the work we did here.”

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 11   Austria

Race Results

sunny
Humidity
46%
Track Temp
30°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 39'43.323
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.176
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda 2.661
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 13 Ducati Team Ducati 6.663
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 7.262
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 10 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.447
7 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 9 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 8.995
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 14.515
9 Baz Loris 76 FRA 7 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 19.620
10 Kallio Mika 36 FIN 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 19.766
11 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 5 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 20.101
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 25.523
13 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 3 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 26.700
14 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 2 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 27.321
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 1 LCR Honda Honda 28.096
16 Rins Alex 42 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 32.912
17 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 34.112
18 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36.423
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 42.404
20 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 52.492
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 9 laps
22 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 22 laps
23 Folger Jonas 94 GER 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 25 laps
24 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 26 laps
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)