A run of DNFs for Marc Marquez was finally brought to an end as he crossed the line for the Austrian Grand Prix in 12th, Joan Mir’s luck deserting him as he suffered another DNF.

Clear skies and a blazing sun continued to rule over the Red Bull Ring as Sunday’s action at the 4.32 kilometer-long track began. With just ten quick minutes of Warm Up to start the day, attention rapidly switched to the 28-lap Grand Prix. As the lights went out, the MotoGP grid was able to avoid any serious incident into and through Turn 1 as happened in the Sprint.

Marc Marquez was able to maintain his position throughout the opening lap and began to challenge those ahead for points. The only rider running the soft rear, Marquez was able to consistently gain ground on those in front and joined the battle for the top ten before too long. With just a few laps remaining, the #93 was sitting comfortably in 12th position – just behind Bastianini and Morbidelli as he maintained his calm and calculated approach. Holding the position until the end, Marquez ends both his and the Repsol Honda Team’s luckless streak of Sunday DNFs. The result is a culmination of a revised approach to the Grand Prix weekends for Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team.

Luck was not on the Joan Mir side of the Repsol Honda Team garage as he suffered a fall during the middle of the race at Turn 3. Unharmed in the crash, it was a disappointing end to what had been a positive weekend for Mir who was able to consistently challenge for top Honda honours in every session. It is this positive that the #36 is focusing on as he prepares for the coming races.

The Repsol Honda Team will now head for Barcelona and the Gran Premi de Catalunya, the first of two back-to-back races. Both Marquez and Mir will be aiming to continue their improvements and put in a strong weekend for the home fans.

Marc Marquez


“The result of this Grand Prix was a culmination of the new approach we are taking as in Silverstone. We are trying to understand many things with the bike and avoid falling, finally we finished a race. At one point in the race my times were quite good, but I was the only one with the soft rear. It’s good to finish a race but obviously we are aiming for more and we need to keep on working. It’s been a busy weekend here in Austria and now we see what’s possible in Montmelo.”

Joan Mir


“I’m not happy about today, I felt that we were doing a solid weekend for our situation. It’s a shame to fall and miss out on more laps. I had something with the brakes, which can always be a critical point here, and then I went wide and lost the front. When you’re riding on the limit and have a small problem, it’s difficult to stay on a bike. The positives are that I was able to fighting with Marc across the weekend and I was not as far behind as previous races. We improved our confidence too so we need to carry this feeling into the next races.”

MotoGP 2023
Race Round 10   Austria

Austrian Grand Prix Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 42'23.315
2 Binder Brad 33 RSA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 5.191
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 16 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 7.708
4 Marini Luca 10 ITA 13 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 10.343
5 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 11 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 11.039
6 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 10 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 11.724
7 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 9 Pramac Racing Ducati 12.917
8 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 8 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 19.509
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 20.231
10 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 6 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 20.729
11 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 5 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 21.527
12 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 4 Repsol Honda Team Honda 23.027
13 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 3 Pramac Racing Ducati 24.259
14 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 2 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 25.365
15 Miller Jack 43 AUS 1 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25.475
16 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM 28.073
17 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 0 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 28.998
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 32.316
19 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 42.392
20 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 LCR Honda Honda 46.239
21 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA DNF RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia DNF
22 Mir Joan 36 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
23 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR DNF RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia DNF
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



Pole Position 1m28.539s (176.7 Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1m29.840s (174.2 Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2023)
Race Time 42'14.886 (172.8 Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2023 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)