Preview: MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring in Austria 2021

 Preview: MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring in Austria 2021

Marc Marquez – MotoGp 2019

After a brief hiatus, MotoGP is back in Austria at the Red Bull Ring. The track was in much better condition than it was during the rain-disrupted last round in Assen. The tarmac was extremely greasy to start with.

Marquez was in total control of the warm-up session for the Styrian GP. With Ducati’s Miller and Yamaha’s Vinales following him.

The track had been dry all weekend, but the first raindrops began to fall just before the free practice session.

The weather improved steadily throughout the warm-up session, with the conditions eventually being good enough for slicks.

During the swap practice, we saw Quartararo pulling over Maverick Vinales in the pit.

We also see Dani Pedrosa in action as a wild-card entry for KTM. With Honda, Pedrosa won 31 races.

Cal Crutchlow is also back in action as he fills the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha. Within few days, Crutchlow signed as an official test rider for Yamaha.

Valentino Rossi announced his retirement from the MotoGP and will stop at the end of the 2021 season.

If it’s true, the back-to-back Austrian rounds in 2021 will be the first since the pandemic starts with no special restrictions in place for spectator numbers.

Then it will certainly be interesting to find out how far up the Red Bull Ring hill spectators will be allowed to get.

We hear rumours that they may block off all spectator access inside the circuit after Sunday service.

Warmup results, Austria Styrian 2021 GP

PositionRider NameManufacturerCountryTimeLap
1Marc MarquezRepsol Honda (RC213V)SPA1’31.403sDec-13
2Jack MillerDucati Team (GP21)AUS+0.048sNov-13
3Maverick ViñalesMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)SPA+0.259sDec-13
4Iker LecuonaKTM Tech3 (RC16)SPA+0.292sOct-13
5Francesco BagnaiaDucati Team (GP21)ITA+0.489sNov-13
6Johann ZarcoPramac Ducati (GP21)FRA+1.111s12-Dec
7Jorge MartinPramac Ducati (GP21)*SPA+1.115s11-Dec
8Alex MarquezLCR Honda (RC213V)SPA+1.225s10-Dec
9Aleix EspargaroAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)SPA+1.244sDec-13
10Miguel OliveiraRed Bull KTM (RC16)POR+1.274s10-Dec
11Danilo PetrucciKTM Tech3 (RC16)ITA+1.441s12-Dec
12Pol EspargaroRepsol Honda (RC213V)SPA+1.467s08-Dec
13Valentino RossiPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)ITA+1.579s11-Dec
14Dani PedrosaRed Bull KTM (RC16)SPA+1.644sDec-13
15Brad BinderRed Bull KTM (RC16)RSA+1.688s10-Nov
16Fabio QuartararoMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)FRA+1.710s10-Dec
17Lorenzo SavadoriAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*ITA+1.928s12-Dec
18Enea BastianiniAvintia Ducati (GP19)*ITA+2.083s12-Dec
19Joan MirSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)SPA+2.084s09-Sep
20Alex RinsSuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)SPA+2.138s12-Dec
21Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda (RC213V)JPN+2.379s11-Dec
22Luca MariniSky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*ITA+2.427s10-Dec
23Cal CrutchlowPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)GBR+2.469s12-Dec
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