In MotoGP it was Marquez on pole for the 70th time in his career, taking a good start unlike Petrucci who wheelied his way off the line. Pol Espargaro also suffered at the start getting caught up with another rider and losing his rear brake, meaning he sadly had to retire at KTMs home race. It wasn’t all bad for KTM as the test rider, Mika Kallio managed a good race and came across the line in 10th place.

Lorenzo on the soft tyres took the lead from the start and began to create a gap to the rest of the field, but after getting caught up with Marquez he started to fall back, leaving Dovizoso left to defend from the two Hondas.

It came down to the last lap with Pedrosa securely in 3rd and Dovizoso leading. Marquez tried everything to get into lead even diving up the inside on the last corner and running them both wide, resulting in a wave from the Italian. He took the win, once again showing that the Red Bull Ring is still a Ducati track.

MotoGP Results- Top 5

  1. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team – 39:43.323

  2. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team + 0.176

  3. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team + 2.661

  4. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team + 6.663

  5. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 7.262

In Moto2 Pasini started on pole positions once again. The drama started early on with Vierge taking a – what you could call – hopeful dive up the inside, which didn’t end well as he collided with Quartararo and also taking down Manzi and Baldassarri. At the same time in the same place, a separate incident happened involving Marini, Lecuona, Simeon, Nagashima and Cortese. Lecuona and Nagashima were the only riders who managed to finish the race in 21st and 12th.

The KTMs performed well throughout, with Binder circulating around in 6th still carrying injury. Oliveira was in the fight for the podium and it seemed to be going well, until a few laps before the end he suffered a big high side with the bike landing on top of him. It took a while for him to get up and needed some help but in the end he did walk himself to the ambulance.

Finally it was the Marc VDS boys who took the top steps of the podium with Morbidelli 1st and Marquez 2nd, the Italian continuing to extend his championship lead after mistakes in Brno cost him valuable points.

Moto2 Results- Top 5

  1. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS- 46:05.137

  2. Alex Marquez, EG 0,0 Marc VDS + 1.312

  3. Thomas Luthi, CarXpert Interwetten + 2.544

  4. Francesco Bagnaia, SKY Racing Team VR46 + 3.070

  5. Mattia Pasini, Italtrans Racing Team + 3.745

Martín was back in Moto3 and he gave it everything. He started from 13th on the grid and worked his way up to the front – still with a heavy injury, and even led for parts of the race. In the end he came across the line in 3rd showing how emotional the race was for him in parc ferme after all the hard work he had put in.

The replacement rider for the injured Darryn Binder was Jaume Masiá – a 16 year old from the Junior Championship riding for Cuna De Campeónes. He had performed well all weekend and this continued on race day as he entered the fight for the podium ahead of some of the main championship contenders. In the end a costly mistake made him fall down the order and he finished in a respectful 10th place.

The championship leader, Joan Mir once again took the win now equalling Brad Binder with the most Moto3 wins and going to Silverstone with an even bigger lead!

Moto3 Results- Top 5

  1. Joan Mir, Leopard Racing – 37:23.124

  2. Philipp Oettl, Sudmetall Schdel GP Racing + 3.045

  3. Jorge Martín, Del Conca Gresini Moto3 + 3.377

  4. Livio Loi, Leopard Racing + 3.385

  5. Aron Canet, Estrella Galicia Moto3 + 3.502

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