Grand Prix of Styria
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 again became the centre of Austrian motorsports. The sloping terrain and the natural arena are trademark features of the Red Bull Ring with the 18-metre-high landmark “Bull of Spielberg” in the centre and the voestalpine wing offering a spectacular architectural highlight. With a length of 4.318 km it features 10 turns and an altitude difference of 65 metres. In 2016 MotoGP™ racing returned to Austria for the first time since 1997 and further adjustments have been made to the Red Bull Ring layout following a private test held earlier in the summer. FIM Safety Officer Franco Uncini discussed the layout with some riders of the Safety Commission and it was agreed to reduce the width of Turn 10 of the circuit from 13 to 10 metres – to lower the speed when exiting the corner and improve the safety of the turn.
|Pole Position||1m22.643s (188.0 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m23.827s (185.4 Km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2019)|
|Race Time||39m34.771s (183.2) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2019)|
|2021 Race Winners||Styrian GP: Jorge Martin (Ducati) || Austrian GP: Brad Binder (KTM)|
Marc Marquez and the Honda RC213V showed their speed with an incredible race around the Red Bull Ring that was left ultimately unrewarded. A productive morning Warm Up session from both Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez had the pair checking off the final points of their to-do lists before the… read more.
The second Qualifying day in two weeks saw lap records smashed as the MotoGP field battled it out for pole, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro both improving their times and grid positions over last weekend. Saturday at the Red Bull Ring started well for the Repsol Honda Team as both… read more.
Weather was once again the talking point at the Red Bull Ring as the paddock experienced four seasons in a day, Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro taking ninth and 11th overall while showing impressive speed in the wet. The sun was shining throughout the day at the Red Bull Ring,… read more.
The Styrian GP had the pieces of a strong weekend, but a disrupted Sunday meant the Repsol Honda Team were left unsatisfied, a second weekend in Austria now presents a chance to put those back pieces together. The MotoGP World Championship is back at the Red Bull Ring in Austria… read more.
A strong morning in the wet left the Repsol Honda Team hopeful of putting together a solid Sunday in Austria, but eighth and 16th place finishes left them wanting more. Wet morning Warm Up saw Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team RC213V shine as the #93 topped the session.… read more.
Saturday in Austria left the Repsol Honda Team wanting more as Marc Marquez and Pol Espargaro only managed the third and fifth rows of the grid respectively after two tight Qualifying sessions. Clear conditions across Saturday saw lap times tumble around the Red Bull Ring as the MotoGP World Championship… read more.
The long summer break has drawn to a close and racing action is set to resume with round 10 of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship. As in 2020, the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, will host two races after revisions to the 2021 calendar. The Michelin Grand Prix of… read more.
The red flag was again brought out in Austria, Alex Marquez taking away more valuable lessons from his debut MotoGP season. With it announced that Marc Marquez will focus on recovering from his injuries, the Repsol Honda Team remained focused on the task at hand as race day preparations began… read more.
The march of progress continues for MotoGP rookie Alex Marquez as he follows the direction found last week while Stefan Bradl remains hungry for more. After a few days rest in the Styrian hills, it was back to work for the Repsol Honda Team as the Red Bull Ring roared… read more.
For the second time in 2020, the MotoGP World Championship will race at the same circuit with both Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl optimistic of improving their pace. The Grand Prix of Styria will make its debut in the MotoGP World Championship this week, August 21 – 23, at the… read more.
A trying day at the Red Bull Ring with a red-flag interrupted race, but Alex Marquez salvages points to continue his top 15 run. Stefan Bradl’s participation in next week’s Styria GP is confirmed as Marc Marquez continues his recovery. Weather forecasts were once again proven wrong as glorious sunshine… read more.
Steps forward continue for Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl as the pair achieve their best grid positions of the season so far. Consistent afternoon conditions at the Red Bull Ring led to steady gains for the Repsol Honda Team on Saturday, both Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl pleased with their… read more.
Localized rain kept everyone inside for Free Practice 2 after a promising first session for Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl at the Red Bull Ring. The infamously unpredictable Spielberg mountain weather around the Red Bull Ring was out in full force on Friday for round five of the 2020 MotoGP… read more.
Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge. The MotoGP World Championship arrives in Austria for the first of two races at the Red Bull Ring hot off the back of… read more.
Another all-out ride from Marc Marquez at the Red Bull Ring saw championship leader fight for victory until the flag as Bradl continued his points run with an impressive recovery. Saturday’s sunshine eventually returned to the Austrian GP after a sodden Warm Up. Come the start of the MotoGP race,… read more.
With another strong performance at the Czech GP, Marc Marquez and Stefan Bradl travel straight to Austria. The second set of back-to-back races of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship season presents the Repsol Honda Team with a prime opportunity to show the effective developments of the RC213V. In previous years… read more.
Today Marc Marquez scored a hard-fought second place at a sunny Red Bull Ring, sharing the podium with race-winner Jorge Lorenzo and third-place rider Andrea Dovizioso. Marc ultimately missed the win by only 0.130”, and definitely not for lack of trying. After taking the lead on the second lap, he… read more.
First in this morning’s damp FP3 session, first in this afternoon’s dry FP4 session, Marc Marquez concluded an extremely positive Saturday at the Red Bull Ring by taking his 49th MotoGP pole, the 77th of his career. It was not an easy affair for Marc. He had to fight tooth… read more.
A sunny morning and a rainy afternoon on the opening day of the Austrian Grand Prix meant that only the FP1 session was available for the riders to fight for a provisional top-10 position. Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa set the fourth- and sixth-fastest times, respectively, having both found a… read more.
With no rest after the Czech Grand Prix and the one-day post-race test that allowed Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa to carry out positive work on their RC213V, the Repsol Honda Team moved on to Austria for Sunday’s Grand Prix von Österreich. Before heading to the Red Bull Ring, Marquez… read more.
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… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored his fifth pole position of the year (and third successive), extending his record of most pole positions in Grand Prix history across all classes to an amazing tally of 70, at only 24 years of age. Marc has been happy with his RC213V’s behaviour since… read more.
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… read more.
With no time to rest following their perfect 1-2 at the Brno Grand Prix (the fifth double-podium finish for the Repsol Honda Team out of 10 races this season), Championship leader Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are focused on this Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix. Monday’s one-day post-race test allowed the… read more.
Marc Marquez took very important points with a fifth-place finish in today’s Austrian GP. At the line, he trailed his main rivals for the title chase, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who ended third and fourth, respectively, behind the two Ducatisti who topped the podium. Dani Pedrosa was able to… read more.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez bravely secured a positive second-row start for tomorrow’s Austrian GP despite suffering a heavy crash at turn 3 in the FP3 session. Marc avoided a clash with teammate Dani Pedrosa in the incident but briefly dislocated his left shoulder. He didn’t complete the session and later… read more.