In MotoGP it was Petrucci and Pedrosa going through to Q2, with Baz and Abraham surprisingly already in after impressive runs throughout the practice sessions.

It started like a Moto3 session, with Iannone and Marquez both being gentlemen and letting each other go first ending with Marquez giving up and going for a fast lap. Eventually he managed to get pole position making it the 70th of his career.

It seems as if Lorenzo will have a good weekend, as the Red Bull Ring is a track that favours the Ducatis. Now armed with the aero fairing, he was able to qualify in 3rd.

MotoGP Q2- Results

  1. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team – 1:23.235

  2. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team + 0.144

  3. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team + 0.386

  4. Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 0.519

  5. Danilo Petrucci, OCTO Pramac Racing + 0.545

  6. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 0.644

  7. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP + 0.747

  8. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team + 0.750

  9. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda + 0.789

  10. Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki Ecstar + 0.950

  11. Karel Abraham, Pull&Bear Aspar Team + 0.985

  12. Loris Baz, Reale Avintia Racing + 1.248

Moto2 began with one of the strangest set of crashes at turn 1 from both the Tech 3 riders, Vierge and Gardner, who were involved in separate incidents at the same time. It was then said that after Gardner went down, a part of his bike was left on the track and unluckily for Vierge, it got trapped in his bike causing his front wheel to lock up and ended in a crash, with both riders OK.

The rookie Jorge Navarro gave Marc Marquez a run for his money, with one of the most incredible saves we’ve seen for a while. You could say he saved it twice!

Once again Pasini was fastest. Last week in Brno he got his first pole in a decade and has followed it up in Austria. Morbidelli tried to take it from him but only just missed out by 0.001!

Moto2 Results- Top 5

  1. Mattia Pasini, Italtrans Racing Team – 1:29.394

  2. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS + 0.001

  3. Alex Marquez, EG 0,0 Marc VDS + 0.176

  4. Francesco Bagnaia, SKY Racing Team VR46 + 0.187

  5. Thomas Luthi, CarXpert Interwetten + 0.302

In Moto3 it was Rodrigo taking pole once again ahead of his teammate Guevara. It is well known that the riders like to have someone in front of them to gain a slipsream, and especially at a track like the Red Bull Ring. The session became a waiting game, with a large amount of the riders dawdling, all shaking their heads and telling others to go.

The Italians were out in full force today as Fenati lost his temper at Di Giannantonio during the last minutes and making gestures at him. When pulling up to do practice start, the pair started arguing, before Fenati shooed Di Giannantonio on.

Bastianini also got frustrated at his team mate Cane,t and gave him the ‘Italian hands’ after he failed to acknowledge him – but Bastianini was able to laugh it off afterwards.

Moto3 Results- Top 5

  1. Gabriel Rodrigo, RBA BOE Racing Team – 1:36.503

  2. Juanfran Guevara, RBA BOE Racing Team + 0.112

  3. Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia 0,0 + 0.187

  4. Enea Bastianini, Estrella Galicia 0,0 + 0.213

  5. John McPhee, British Talent Team + 0.287

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