MotoGP – Austrian GP – Race
Another chapter of this incredible season of Moto Gp. Spielberg showed another classic battle between future teammates at the Red Bull Ring.
Race went green and the riders started to split up on groups of mostly 3 riders; having Marq Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso fighting for the 3 spots of the podium. Marquez started strong and got a gap with the Ducatis, but they didn´t gave up and cut the gap while the race advanced.
At the back there were some fights, like Crutchlow and Petrucci constantly fighting for position or Valentino Rossi, who started 14th and had to make a comeback to minimize the last failures of Yamaha over the weekend.
After 14 laps of 28, Lorenzo and Dovi were getting close to the Honda of Marquez, cutting approximately .150-.200 per lap, until eventualy catching up with Marc; but with 10 to go and when the riders were close, Dovizioso went wide to avoid contact with Marquez and lose the pace with Lorenzo and Marquez.
Lorenzo maintained a gap with Marquez during the last few laps, then the rider started what could possibly be one of the greatest battles from the season, with numerous lead changes over the last 5 laps.
At the end, Lorenzo get his hammer and pounds his 3rd victory of the season and with Ducati, Marc Marquez 2nd, Dovizioso finished 3rd, Crutchlow gets 4th, Petrucci 5th and Rossi rescued some stuff from Yamaha after go back from 14th to 6th place; the rest of the riders were Pedrosa, Rins, Zarco, Bautista, Rabat, Viñales, Iannone, Smith and Nakagami at the points, the other that finished without points were Syahnin, Aleix. Esp., Miller, Morbidelli, Redding, Abraham and Luthi, the only retirement was from Xavier Simeon.
Austria becomes Lorenzo´s land as he had an enormous battle with his future teammate with Marquez; How this will end on the future?. but in the meantime, we still focused on what will happend on the next race of the championship; what would happend at the migthy Silverstone? We will find out on 2 weeks