MotoGP Austrian: Francesco Bagnaia Takes Third Straight Win at Red Bull Ring
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) won his third successive MotoGP race at the Austrian Grand Prix, following Dutch TT and British GP.
He finished 0.492 seconds ahead of Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) 2nd, with Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) in 3rd.
Leading from start to finish, he became the first Ducati rider since Casey Stoner in 2008 and only the second Italian after Valentino Rossi to win three races in a row.
Poleman Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) competed against Jack Miller for 2nd, but struggled braking issue and retired on lap six.
After leaving Enea Bastianini, Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) battled with Jack Miller and Fabio Quartararo for podium. However, he crashed on the final lap and remounted to finish 10th.
Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Ducati) charged through from 13th on the grid to 4th ahead of Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati), with Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing).
Last year's Austrian GP winner Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) was 7th ahead of Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) 8th, with Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati) 9th.
Francesco Bagnaia said, “I'm very happy about today because it was one of the hardest of the year because I did the safest choice for the front tyre. But in these conditions today, finally it wasn't the best choice. I was expecting some drop of rain or a drop of the temperature. But then everything was OK. So, maybe the hard was a bit better because I had a lot of problems with the front locking. But anyway, I'm really happy, we did another good job this weekend. My team did an incredible job this weekend. I was surprised to start like this because I wasn't competitive till yesterday in FP4 because I was struggling to be fast. I think we did an enormous job yesterday, so I'm very happy.”
CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Race Results
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 42m 14.886s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.492s
- Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +2.163s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +8.348s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +8.821s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +11.287s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +11.642s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +11.780s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +16.987s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +17.144s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / +17.471s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / +18.035s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +20.012s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / +26.880s
- Andrea Dovizioso / WithU Yamaha RNF / +29.744s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / +30.994s
- Stefan Bradl / Repsol Honda / +37.960s
- Raul Fernandez / KTM Tech3 / +42.082s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Racing / +46.666s
- Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / +1 lap
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