MotoGP Austrian GP: Francesco Bagnaia Takes Pole Position, Wins Sprint Race at Red Bull Ring
The Round 10 of MotoGP 2023, CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich took place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg on August 19, 2023.
In Qualifying, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) took his fifth pole position of 2023 season with 1'28.539s.
Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing) was 2nd. He recorded 1m28.576s until the final three minutes, but a first pole for Aprilia was denied by Francesco Bagnaia by just 0.006s.
Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM) was 3rd, who completed the front row for the first time since the 2022 Japanese GP.
Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM), who advanced to Q2 from Q1, Alex Marquez (Gresini Ducati), and Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Ducati) will start on the second row.
Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati) was 7th, and Miguel Oliveira (RNF Aprilia) was 8th ahead of Fabio Quartararo, who was 9th as the sole Japanese manufacturer in the top 10.
In the Sprint Race, pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia claimed his fourth victory. Brad Binder finished 2nd behind Francesco Bagnaia by 2.056s.
Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) contacted with Fabio Quartararo at Turn 1, then Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati), Marco Bezzecchi and Miguel Oliveira involved in the incident and crashed, including Fabio Quartararo.
But Jorge Martin returned to the race and finally finished 3rd. the stewards is currently under investigation this incident.
Alex Marquez (Gresini Ducati) and Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM) were 4th and 5th, respectively.
Pol Espargaro (Tech3 GASGAS) moved up and finished 6th from 13th ahead of his brother Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) was 7th.
Maverick Vinales recovered after the Turn 1 incident and was 8th. Franco Morbidelli (Monster Yamaha) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) rounded out the top 10.
Francesco Bagnaia said, “It was very difficult today because KTM and Aprilia have made really great steps to get in front. Right now we are losing a bit but we are improving on that during the weekend but we're still missing something. But I'm happy because being on the front row is important. We managed to be in the front in the first lap. Then I tried to push. In the last laps, the rear tyre was completely done but the strategy was to push from the start.”
Brad Binder said, “I'm super happy to get on the front row, it will make my life easier in the first couple of laps.”
Jorge Martin said, “It was a really emotional race... In the first corner I was really nervous, then I started pushing. Then Marini touched me and I saw him crash. I thought I'd get a long lap penalty... I was on the limit but happy to finish on the podium, it's amazing.”
CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Qualifying Results
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 1'28.539s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +0.037s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +0.114s
- Jack Miller / Red Bull KTM / +0.230s
- Alex Marquez / Gresini Ducati / +0.289s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.300s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.369s
- Miguel Oliveira / RNF Aprilia / +0.427s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.495s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +0.574s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +0.706s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +1.828s
- Pol Espargaro / Tech3 GASGAS / 1'29.295s
- Enea Bastianini / Ducati Lenovo / 1'29.365s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / 1'29.446s
- Joan Mir / Repsol Honda / 1'29.454s
- Raul Fernandez / RNF Aprilia / 1'29.476s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / 1'29.479s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / 1'29.508s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / 1'29.681s
- Iker Lecuona / LCR Honda / 1'29.751s
- Augusto Fernandez / Tech3 GASGAS / 1'29.769s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Factory / 1'29.962s
CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich Sprint Race Results
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 21m 1.844s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / +2.056s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +5.045s
- Alex Marquez / Gresini Ducati / +8.252s
- Jack Miller / Red Bull KTM / +11.365s
- Pol Espargaro / Tech3 GASGAS / +11.816s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +11.960s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +11.984s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / +13.634s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +14.435s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / +15.251s
- Joan Mir / Repsol Honda / +16.740s
- Enea Bastianini / Ducati Lenovo / +18.825s
- Raul Fernandez / RNF Aprilia / +19.536s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +22.321s
- Iker Lecuona / LCR Honda / +25.593s
- Augusto Fernandez / Tech3 GASGAS / +25.789s
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