A resurgent Alex Marquez returned to the rostrum after twice crashing due to the mistakes of others, Repsol Honda Team team-mate Marc Marquez making in a double top five for the team.
The second #StayAtHomeGP of 2020 proved to be the most dramatic yet as riders frantic fought over ten laps at the Red Bull Ring. Qualifying between the riders was close with just a tenth splitting the front row. Alex continued his run of form to take third on the grid with Marc just a tenth behind in fourth.
After winning the first race, Alex Marquez was looking strong again but was unfortunately twice forced off by other riders. Despite two crashes, the 23-year old remained focused and charged through the field to continue his perfect podium record with a well-earned third place at the Red Bull Ring.
Marc Marquez again proved to be competitive on his virtual Honda RC213V and landed his best finish of the series yet with fourth. Trying to stay out of trouble in the early laps, the World Champion found himself in contention for the podium by mid-race. Unfortunately a mistake while battling with his team mate saw Marc slip out of the battle for the top three, taking solid points with fourth.
|1||Bagnaia Francesco||63||ITA||25||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|2||Vinales Maverick||12||SPA||20||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|3||Marquez Alex||73||SPA||16||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|4||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||13||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|5||Quartararo Fabio||20||FRA||11||Petronas Yamaha SRT||Yamaha|
|6||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||10||Ducati Team||Ducati|
|7||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||9||Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|8||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||8||LCR Honda||Honda|
|9||Pirro Michele||51||ITA||7||Ducati Team||Ducati|
|10||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||6||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati|
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||1m23.027s (187.2 Km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2019)|
|Race Lap||1m23.827s (185.4 Km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2019)|
|Race Time||39m34.771s (183.2) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2019)|
|2019 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|