A productive first day at the Red Bull Ring for the Repsol Honda Team saw Marc Marquez lead the way with Bradl less than a second behind.

After just a few days rest from the double point-scoring finish at the Czech GP, the Repsol Honda Team were back to work at Round 11 of the MotoGP World Championship. Both Marc Marquez and Stefan Bradl eagerly returned to track, looking to build on what they achieved respectively in Brno.

Marquez started the Austrian GP with devilish consistency, using just a single set of tyres during Free Practice 1 and sitting at the top of the time sheets until the final moments when other riders fitted new tyres. A relentless start to Free Practice 2 saw Marquez set multiple 1’23s in a row with fresh rubber on his Repsol Honda Team RC213V. The MotoGP World Championship leader finished the day fastest by 0.066s with a 1’23.916, 0.8s from the outright lap record.

Having not ridden at the Red Bull Ring since 2016, Stefan Bradl was able to quickly get up to speed as he continues to deputise the injured Jorge Lorenzo. Bradl diligently worked through his weekend schedule and improved his best lap time by almost a second as he pushed for a Q2 spot. 0.839s away from his day-leading teammate, the German rider missed a spot in the top ten by a little over 0.3s and is ready to battle for a top ten spot tomorrow.

Takaaki Nakagami had a notable performance on the LCR Honda and finished Friday in third overall.

Bradl and the rest of the MotoGP grid will fight it out for a top ten spot and direct passage to Q2 during Free Practice 3 tomorrow, Friday August 09, at 09:55 local time.

Marc Marquez

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Today like every Friday we worked a lot towards Sunday, focusing on race distance and understanding how the tyres and the setup will behave. Like in Brno and in the Sachsenring we were also working with two different frames – both were good. At a first look we are far ahead, but Dovizioso also has strong pace and Viñales and Quartararo are also quite close to us. We need to understand how the grip will change tomorrow and see what happens.

Repsol Honda Team
Stefan Bradl

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We had a busy day today, we had a lot of things to try. An intense day with all that we had to do but I am satisfied with the lap time. Obviously our position is not ideal but the gap to the guy in front is very small. On one side I’m happy and on another I could be happier but tomorrow we will be able to focus more on the race and improve our setup to go faster. Let’s hope the weather is OK and we will see what we can do!

Repsol Honda Team
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Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria

MotoGP 2019, Round 11

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Friday 9 Aug 2019, 13:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Dry
  • Air Temp: 29°C
  • Humidity: 42%
  • Ground Temp: 49°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'23.916
2 Maverick Viñales 12 SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.066
3 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.117
4 Takaaki Nakagami 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda +0.155
5 Fabio Quartararo 20 FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.237
6 Jack Miller 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.392
7 Miguel Oliveira 88 POR KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +0.410
8 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA Ducati Team Ducati +0.414
9 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda +0.420
10 Pol Espargaro 44 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.502
11 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha +0.553
12 Alex Rins 42 SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.624
13 Francesco Bagnaia 63 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati +0.682
14 Franco Morbidelli 21 ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha +0.714
15 Johann Zarco 5 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.754
16 Stefan Bradl 6 GER Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.839
17 Aleix Espargaro 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +0.949
18 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1.087
19 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.223
20 Tito Rabat 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati +1.317
21 Hafizh Syahrin 55 THA KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM +1.353
Rider Standings
Sunday, 4 Aug 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Marc MARQUEZ 93 SPA 210 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO 4 ITA 147 Ducati Team Ducati
3 Danilo PETRUCCI 9 ITA 129 Ducati Team Ducati
4 Alex RINS 42 SPA 114 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
5 Maverick VIñALES 12 SPA 91 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
6 Valentino ROSSI 46 ITA 90 Yamaha Factory Racing Team Yamaha
7 Jack MILLER 43 AUS 86 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW 35 GBR 78 LCR Honda Honda
9 Fabio QUARTARARO 20 FRA 76 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
10 Pol ESPARGARO 44 SPA 61 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
11 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 30 JPN 57 LCR Honda Honda
12 Franco MORBIDELLI 21 ITA 52 Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha
13 Joan MIR 36 SPA 39 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki
14 Aleix ESPARGARO 41 SPA 31 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
15 Andrea IANNONE 29 ITA 21 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
16 Jorge LORENZO 99 SPA 19 Repsol Honda Team Honda
17 Miguel OLIVEIRA 88 POR 18 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
18 Johann ZARCO 5 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
19 Francesco BAGNAIA 63 ITA 15 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
20 Tito RABAT 53 SPA 14 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
21 Stefan BRADL 6 GER 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda
22 Michele PIRRO 51 ITA 9 Ducati Test Team Ducati
23 Karel ABRAHAM 17 CZE 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
24 Hafizh SYAHRIN 55 THA 3 KTM Tech 3 Racing KTM
25 Sylvain GUINTOLI 50 FRA 3 Suzuki Test Team Suzuki