Another all-out ride from Marc Marquez at the Red Bull Ring saw championship leader fight for victory until the flag as Bradl continued his points run with an impressive recovery.

Saturday’s sunshine eventually returned to the Austrian GP after a sodden Warm Up. Come the start of the MotoGP race, conditions were closer to what riders had experienced over the course of the weekend with 23°C air temperature and the track at 32°C.

When the lights went out, Marc Marquez’s race got off to a hair raising start as he and Andrea Dovizioso battled into Turn 3 which saw the reigning World Champion run wide and down to fifth spot. Undeterred, Marquez put his head down and pushed on aboard his RC213V, quickly chasing down race leader Fabio Quartararo.

Lap eight saw Marquez move back into the lead for the first time, Dovizioso briefly challenging to take the lead. The World Championship leader was able to control the middle phase of the race before Dovizioso moved back through on lap 20. Biding his time, Marquez left it late to launch his counter attack and brought the 87,595 fans at the Red Bull Ring to their feet with a stunning set of final laps. Bradl will now head to Finland to sample the newly built Kymi Ring.

The battle went down to the final corner, Marquez taking second place by 0.213s as he tried to hold off Dovizioso. With his haul of 20 points, Marquez controls a healthy 58-point advantage in the MotoGP World Championship standings after finishing in the top two for eight straight races. Honda continues to lead the Constructor standings with 236 points.

With Saturday’s troubles behind him, Stefan Bradl put in a spirited ride at the Austrian GP to make it four point-scoring finishes from four starts in 2019. The German quickly made up ground from 21st as the lights went out and was in the points within just a few laps. Ultimately taking 13th place after recovering eight positions, Bradl leaves Austria pleased with what he achieved.

The Repsol Honda Team now head for the United Kingdom and round 12 of the 2019 MotoGP World Championship at Silverstone, August 23 to 25. Jorge Lorenzo is set to make his racing return at the British circuit after recovering from the back injury he sustained in Assen.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“I’m happy because today we made a mistake with the rear tyre, immediately I saw all the soft tyres had better grip and even their consistency at the end was better than us. Even like this I tried because I’m Marc and I need to try! The second place is good, we missed in the last corner with a lot of sliding but Dovi did an incredible job. Still we are able to leave here with a 58-point lead so we will keep continuing like this. Even when we are not in the best shape, we are able to finish like this which is positive overall.”

Stefan Bradl

13th

“The target was to finish in the points after a difficult weekend for me, especially with qualifying. So to finish in 13th is quite a good result considering we started from the back of the grid and had the weather against us this morning. We weren’t able to test what we wanted to in Warm Up due to the rain so being in the points is a happy end. Thanks to the Repsol Honda Team for all their support during these races and to HRC as well, we have achieved a lot.”

MotoGP 2019
Race Round 11   Austria

Austrian Grand Prix Race Results

Dry
Humidity
70%
Track Temp
32°C
Air Temp
23°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 39'34.771
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.213
3 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 16 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 6.117
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 7.719
5 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 8.674
6 Rins Alex 42 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 8.695
7 Bagnaia Francesco 63 ITA 9 Pramac Racing Ducati 16.021
8 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 8 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 16.206
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 7 Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 17.350
10 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 6 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 20.510
11 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 5 LCR Honda Honda 22.273
12 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25.503
13 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 3 Repsol Honda Team Honda 31.962
14 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 34.741
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 48.109
16 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1 Lap
17 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati DNF
18 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
19 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 0 Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM DNF
20 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda 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)
2019 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)