It was a busy first day at the Austrian GP for Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, as they rode the RC213V at the Red Bull Ring for the first time, in ambient temperatures that only reached a chilly 15° C and a track temperature of 18° C.
Marc was sixth fastest this morning, while Dani struggled to find a good pace in the even cooler temperatures and suffered a turn 9 crash from which he thankfully escaped uninjured. This afternoon the Repsol Honda pair focused their work on the setup, choosing to ride the whole session without changing their Michelin tyres, a soft-front, hard-rear combination for Marc and a soft-soft pairing for Dani.
Tomorrow will see the second day of action at the Red Bull Ring, with weather forecasts showing much higher temperatures, and both Marc and Dani are confident they’ll improve their pace and speed as they get completely familiar with the new track.
|1||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1'23.617|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||0.238|
|3||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.854|
|4||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.866|
|5||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||1.071|
|6||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.249|
|7||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.339|
|8||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1.371|
|9||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||1.371|
|10||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.422|
|11||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.425|
|12||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||1.523|
|13||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.604|
|14||Miller Jack||43||AUS||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||1.704|
|15||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||EG 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||2.153|
|16||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2.265|
|17||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2.324|
|18||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||2.328|
|19||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||2.513|
|20||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||2.532|
|21||Laverty Eugene||50||IRE||Aspar Team||Ducati||2.852|
|22||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||2.874|
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|
|Longest straight||626 m / 2053.81 ft|
Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Steiermark, Austria - View in Google Maps
|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)|