Grand Prix von Österreich
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||1m23.142s (186.9 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)|
|Race Lap||1m24.277s (184.4 Km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)|
|Race Time||39m40.688s (182.8) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|
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.