A learning Sunday in Austria as the Repsol Honda Team walk away from the Red Bull Ring without reward, aiming for more in Misano.

Both Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl endured a trying weekend in the Austrian hills, ultimately leaving without points to show their continued efforts. Espargaro arrived at the Red Bull Ring looking to make amends after two 16th place finishes in 2021, but several issues in the 2022 Grand Prix left him in survival mode for the race. Taking a 16th place finish at the flag, the #44 and the entire Repsol Honda Team were left unsatisfied and aiming to recapture their form at the familiar Misano circuit.

Stefan Bradl had an aggressive series of opening laps, muscling ahead of his teammate. Settling into his rhythm and managing the tyres, the HRC Test Rider authored a steady race to bring his Honda RC213V home in 17th – seven seconds back on his teammate. Another steady race for the German, but he remains motivated to fight for points in future events.

Honda Team Asia were the stars of the Moto2 race today, taking a 1-2 finish as Ai Ogura moved to lead the championship with a rousing win just ahead of teammate Somkiat Chantra.

The Repsol Honda Team will now benefit from a week’s rest before they return to running in Misano for Round 14 of the 2022 season. A two-day test will also follow the Grand Prix, a crucial time as HRC continue to work on the development of the Honda RC213V.

Pol Espargaro

16th

“Today we had a very difficult race honestly, we struggled with traction and stopping the bike and also a bit of arm pump. All of these issues contribute to not riding in the best way and this was the result today. We need to keep our spirit up and focus on our work. Misano next week is a very different circuit so we hope that we can enjoy the weekend like we did there last year. There are still many races left this year so we have to persist.”

Stefan Bradl

17th

“It was an average race for us, I didn’t make the best start, but I recovered a bit in the following laps. I am happy with what we did on track, but the final result is pretty frustrating at the moment, but this just shows we need to keep working. We are looking forward to the future, working for that and learning what we can in the moment. It’s been a tough weekend, but we need to keep on going.”

MotoGP 2022
Race Round 13   Austria

Austrian Grand Prix - Race Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 42'14.886
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.492
3 Miller Jack 43 AUS 16 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 2.163
4 Marini Luca 10 ITA 13 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 8.348
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 11 Pramac Racing Ducati 8.821
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 10 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 11.287
7 Binder Brad 33 RSA 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 11.642
8 Rins Alex 42 SPA 8 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 11.780
9 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA 7 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 16.987
10 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 6 Pramac Racing Ducati 17.144
11 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 5 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 17.417
12 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 18.035
13 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 3 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 20.012
14 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 2 LCR Honda Honda 26.880
15 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 1 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 29.744
16 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 30.994
17 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 37.960
18 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 42.082
19 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 46.666
20 Gardner Remy 87 AUS 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM +1 Lap
21 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 0 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha DNF
22 Binder Darryn 40 RSA 0 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha DNF
23 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
24 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 0 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati DNF
25 Mir Joan 36 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 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 1m28.772s (176.3 Km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)
Race Lap 1m29.854s (174.2 Km/h) Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2022)
Race Time 42'14.886 (172.8 Km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2022)
2022 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)