Moto GP – Austria GP – Qualyfing
The Championship goes back once again to Spielberg, a track well know for its fast turns and long straigts. Aways meaning an intense challenge for the participant riders.
First qualy session saw championship runner up Aleix Espargaro and previous pole sitter Marco Bezzecchi. having to take the long saturday route, in order to archieve a good spot at the starting grid. First minutes saw the Aprillia rider taking the provisional lead, with Fabio Di Giannantonio and Takaaki Nakagami at the top spots. With constant improvement of the riders, chasing for a Q2 spot.
Last mintes were running out, as Both Aleix and Pol were on provisional Q2 spots, but a expected mix on the standings happened, with Marini, Di Giannantonio and Nakagami showing the strong lap times, with even an incident between Alex Marquez and Marco Bezzecchi on turn 3. At the end, it was Fabio Di Giannantonio who secured a Q2 spot, alongside Aleix Espargaro.
13. Luca Marini /// 14. Takaaki Nakagami ///15. Pol Espargaró
16. Franco Morbidelli /// 17. Miguel Oliveira /// 18. Stefan Bradl
19. Andrea Dovizoso /// 20. Marco Bezzecchi /// 21. Darryn Binder
22. Remy Gardner /// 23. Raúl Fernández /// 24. Lorenzo Savadori
25. Álex Márquez
Minutes later, the Q2 session went underway, as the riders once again seek to obtain the maximun advantage at the starting grid. Jack Miller was the provisional poleman, after the first stint, followed by Enea Bastianini, Aleix Espargaro and Alex Rins.
Second stint became a red sector fest, as Francesco Bagnaia climbed at the standings, with several rider closing a fastest lap. It looked like Bagnaia was gonna close Q2 session with another pole position, but a late charge from Enea Bastianini denied the pole position for the Ducati rider, as the Gresini biker clinch his first career pole at Moto GP. front row was closed by Jack Miller.
1. Enea Bastianini /// 2. Francesco Bagnaia /// 3. Jack Miller
4. Jorge Martín /// 5. Fabio Quartararo /// 6. Johann Zarco
7. Maverick Viñales /// 8. Joan Mir /// 9. Aleix Espargaro
10. Fabio Di Giannantonio /// 11. Álex Rins /// 12. Brad Binder
An intense and close qualy session, that saw once again, a dominant display of the Ducati bikes at Austria. As both Championship contenders ended on mixed,but close positions. Expecting an intense race from both of them, as there’s races to go at the calendar.