Francesco Bagnaia is the winner of the MotoGP race in Spielberg. Brad Binder and Marco Bezzecchi joined him on the podium. Luca Marini was fourth ahead of Alex Marquez, Maverick Vinales and Jorge Martin. Fabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaro and Enea Bastianini completed the top ten. Franco Morbidelli was eleventh, ahead of Marco Marquez, who finished in twelfth place as the best Honda rider. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1693242689502736724 Results: By RacerCountryTeamTime/Lagging1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP23)42m 23.315s2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+5.191s3Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+7.708s4Luca MariniITAM ooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +10.343s5Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)+11.039s6Ma
Max Verstappen is the winner of Saturday's wet sprint race in Austria, while the success of the Red Bull team was completed by Mexican Sergio Perez with second place. The Dutchman won by nearly 20 seconds after 24 laps, with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz third. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1675158896556605441 Fourth and fifth were Aston Martin racers, this time Lance Stroll overtook teammate Fernando Alonso. An excellent sixth was Nico Hulkenberg who, like several other competitors, changed tires in the final laps and used dry track tires on a drying track. Esteban Ocon crossed the finish line behind him, and George Russell, who won the last point, was eighth. Lando Norris was ninth and Lewis Hamilton was tenth.
The Austrian Red Bull Ring race track has presented track changes in the 2nd bend area, which has been described by MotoGP as quite dangerous in recent years. The closest racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, returned to the MotoGP race calendar in the 2016 season and immediately drew some criticism at the expense of safety, as the protective fences were quite close to the track in some places and sandy zones in others. The organizers took the criticism into account and made the necessary changes, so the second bend of the track became the most problematic part. It is an extremely fast left turn, whose (in) safety was the center of attention in 2020, when Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli collided in it and triggered a terrible accident in which both of their motorcycles were at high speed.
Fabio Quartararo admitted after the race for the Austrian Grand Prix that he rode for the first time in the last laps of Sunday's MotoGP race with this year's world title in mind. The Frenchman fought for at least the podium until the 25th lap of the race in the leading group, but in heavy rain 3 laps before the end he drove into the pits with a few competitors, where he sat on a motorcycle with rain tires. Although he was left without a podium and finished the race in seventh place, he increased his lead to 47 points in the World Championship scoring, which is a very solid result, considering that the Red Bull Ring is theoretically the least suitable for Yamaha. “For the first time this year, I also thought of the title of world champion,” Quartararo admitted. "The conditions were tough and it would be risky to stay outside on dry track tires. I didn't want to fall, which would make me
KTM racer Brad Binder celebrated a surprising victory in the MotoGP race for the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring, which was spiced up in the final laps by rain that shuffled the cards. The South African took a risk and persisted on the wet track until the end of the race with dry track tires, while quite a few racers in the pits changed their motorcycles and went back to the track with rain tires. The winner drove off the track in the final lap and was penalized with three seconds of extra time, but given his extensive advantage, his victory was not compromised. Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin made it to the podium in difficult conditions in the last laps. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1426888087880175623 Fabio Quartararo finished seventh, but after the fall of Johann Zarco
Fabio Quartararo, who will start the MotoGP race for the 2021 Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring from second place, was the fastest in the morning warm-ups. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1426816903725654019 Second was Johann Zarco, who starts the race in fourth place. The Frenchman fell in the ninth corner of the warm-up in the ninth corner at high speed. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1426815378240557056 Due to the possibility of rain at the race, the riders also practiced changing motorcycles. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1426812720448516096 RacerCountryCommunityTime / DifferenceCropsMAX (KM / H) 1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1'23.629s5 / 14307k2Johann DucoCarcoFarco + 21s0.382 / 7k9316Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)
Iker Lecuona took advantage of the difficult conditions on the drying track for a risky lap on dry track tires, which was 3.4 seconds faster than his closest pursuer, Johann Zarc, who set a new Red Bull Ring record in the first practice. Training took place on a wet track all the time, and Lecuona, who has no contract for next season, was the only one who drove the lap faster than in a minute and 30 seconds in the given conditions. With a time of 1: 27.520, he set a very high bar, as as many as eight riders lagged behind his achievement by more than 107% and thus would not have been included in the race if the qualifications were dropped and the starting places were awarded on the basis of free rankings. training. Among the eight "dropped out" are Francesco Bagnaia, Miguel Oliveira, Luca Marini, as well as the current
Red Bull Ring presented plans to change the configuration of the track in the area of bend number 2 for MotoGP races, where last year we saw a serious accident between Johann Zarc and Franco Morbidelli, which would almost end tragically when the motorcycles of fallen racers flew forward towards turn no. . 3, through which Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were driving at the same time. From next season onwards, there will be a chicane in the place of the fast left turn, with which they intend to slow down the racers before entering the third turn, and the work is expected to start in November this year. Formula 1, racing on the same track, will continue to use the old configuration, although the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has also been involved in the change.
Newcomer Jorge Martin crowned the best starting position at the Styrian Grand Prix in Sunday's race with a victory, his first in the MotoGP class, which is also the first for the Pramac team. The second was reigning world champion Joan Mir, and the race, which was suspended after two laps by the red flag due to the fall of Dani Pedrosa, whose KTM caught fire on the track after a collision with Lorenzo Savadori, was finished in third place by Fabio Quartararo. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1424361392866480129 After the collision, the motorcycles of Lorenzo Savadori and Dani Pedrose caught fire and the race was interrupted. Results of the MotoGP GP of Styria 2021
Max Verstappen was the fastest in both Friday’s free practice sessions for the Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. The Dutchman was 0.256 seconds faster in the first practice than the Frenchman Pierre Gasly, while Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were fourth and fifth with 0.42 and 0.47 seconds behind, respectively. The teams were expecting rain later in the day and the racing weekend, so we saw a lot going on on the track. Result: The Styrian GP, FP2 Max Verstappen took the fastest lap of the home track in Spielberg in 1: 05.910 minutes. For a short lap of the Red Bull Ring track, its advantage is quite substantial. Pierre Gasly in AlphaTauri was a good two and a half tenths behind him. However, Valtteri Bottas would be at this point, but - you probably guessed - for violating the restrictions