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 at the Red Bull Ring. Eyes were again on the sky, but it all remained dry for the Styrian Grand Prix despite threatening clouds.

A red flag during the race meant that Alex Marquez’s strong start was only rewarded with a 13th place grid position. On the restart, Alex was aggressive off the line and found himself in 11th.From his strong start, the rookie found himself battling with a number of experienced riders around him and holding on to 16th at the finish. This is the first time in his debut season that Alex has failed to score but he did continue his perfect finishing record.

Stefan Bradl was able to benefit from the race restart. In the first half of the race, the German rider got unlucky in the opening laps and was shuffled back. He was able to lap consistently at his own pace but the restart gave him the opportunity to follow Cal Crutchlow and Alex Marquez more closely. Bradl took the flag in 18th.

Takaaki Nakagami was another rider to suffer in the restart, the LCR Honda Team rider having comfortably battled up inside the top three during the opening leg of the race. But the second start proved more difficult and Nakagami was forced to settle for seventh.

After an intense triple-header, the Repsol Honda Team will now enjoy some well-earned time off before the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini on September 11.

Alex Marquez

16th

“I was able to learn a lot today, even if the result isn’t our best. I followed a lot of the experienced riders and I was able to learn a lot from them. I want to wish Maverick all the best, it looks like he is OK, but it was a really scary crash to be behind. I see a lot of positives in this race, the feeling was better and we’re now at a point to improve some specific details. I need to keep refining my riding style and this is the target for Misano. It’s been an intense three weeks so it will be important to recharge now.”

Stefan Bradl

18th

“To not ride for six months and then come in and do three races in a row is very tough, but we have done it and we have learned a lot from it. In the first half of the race I didn’t make the best start and I lost some positions in the opening corners. In the second part of the race I was able to make a better start and I felt better with the bike, my pace was not too bad, and I was able to close the gap to Alex and Cal. We’ve made a step.”

MotoGP 2020
Race Round 6   Austria

Grand Prix of Styria Race Results

Cloudy
Humidity
60%
Track Temp
35°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 25 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 16'56.025
2 Miller Jack 43 AUS 20 Pramac Racing Ducati 0.316
3 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0.540
4 Mir Joan 36 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.641
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati 1.414
6 Rins Alex 42 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1.450
7 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 9 LCR Honda Honda 1.864
8 Binder Brad 33 RSA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 4.150
9 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 7 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 4.517
10 Lecouna Iker 27 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 5.068
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Ducati Team Ducati 5.918
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 6.411
13 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 3 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 7.406
14 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 2 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 7.454
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 1 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 10.191
16 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 10.524
17 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda 11.447
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 11.943
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 12.732
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati 14.349
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Esponsorama Racing Ducati 14.548
22 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 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

www.projekt-spielberg.com/en

Records

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)
2020 Race Winners Austrian GP: Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) - Styrian GP: Miguel Oliveira (KTM)