Sport Marc Marquez dominates to take Austria pole

17:37  12 august  2017
17:37  12 august  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Alex Marquez tops timesheets in Brno FP3

  Alex Marquez tops timesheets in Brno FP3 Marc VDS’ Alex Marquez ended the final free practice session on top, pipping teammate Franco Morbdelli to first place. The Spaniard recovered from a poor Friday showing to take first place ahead of qualifying. Morbidelli was second, the Italian also recovering from poor Friday pace. Francesco Bagnaia was third, the Italian putting in a good showing. Simone Corsi was fourth on the Speed Up, with Sandro Cortese ending up fifth. Tom Luthi was sixth, with FP2 leader Mattia Pasini finishing practice in seventh position. Dominique Aegerter finished in eighth, with Isaac Vinales and Takaaki Nakagami rounding out the top ten in ninth and tenth respectively. Miguel Oliveria, who led FP1, finished down in eleventh, with Luca Marini and Hafizh Syahrin finishing in twelfth and thirteenth place respectively. Qualifying will get underway later today, with the riders fighting it out to take pole position for tomorrow’s race. It gets underway at 14:05 BST.

At the Catalan Grand Prix, Márquez failed to take pole position – qualifying third after crashing during the session – but After these four good results, he slowed down with a fifth position at the Red Bull Ring in Austria , followed by a third position in Brno and two fourth positions at Silverstone and Misano.

Marc Marquez dominates MotoGP. Pole Position Motorsport. Jorge Lorenzo started on pole but had to settle for third place on the podium as Dani Pedrosa took the hole shot and then managed to hold his form getting past Lorenzo for a second time early on in the race allowing him to win his first

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Marc Marquez continued to show pace at the Red Bull ring, taking pole position for tomorrow’s Austrian GP.

The Honda rider stormed to pole, showing pace that the rest of the field struggled to match. Marquez had to slow down multiple times to get rid of chasing riders, trying to get vital time by following the multiple world champion.

Marquez will be joined on the front row by the Ducati pairing of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. Both Ducati riders showed the pace the bike has at the Red Bull ring, especially after their domination in Austria last year.

Maverick Vinales heads up the second row, ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Johann Zarco. Petrucci made it through from Q1, with his teammate Scott Redding just missing out.

Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa will be on the third row. Cal Crutchlow will join the two veterans, starting from ninth.

Andrea Iannone will start from tenth, heading the fourth row. The Italian will be joined by Karel Abraham and Loris Baz, both putting in good rides.

The MotoGP race from the Red Bull ring will get underway at 13:00 BST.

Dovizioso beats out Marquez in tight Austrian GP battle .
Andrea Dovizioso managed to just beat Marc Marquez to take victory at the Austria GP. Dovizioso and Marquez were involved in a tight and tense battle throughout the race, the pair locking horns around the Red Bull ring. It all came down the final corner, where Marquez managed to get round the Italian before going wide, allowing Dovizioso through to take the victory. Behind them was Dani Pedrosa. The Honda rider rode a solid race, fighting through the pack to eventually join his teammate on the podium. Pedrosa was able to leave behind Jorge Lorenzo, who led the pack for a number of laps. The Ducati rider would finish fourth. Fifth place would go to Johann Zarco. The Frenchman was able to best fellow Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi, the Movistar Yamaha pair finishing in sixth and seventh respectively. Alvaro Bautista was the eighth rider across the line, with Loris Baz putting in a shift to finish in ninth. Mika Kallio, KTM’s test rider, was tenth, outperforming both of the regular KTM riders at their home race. Andrea Iannone was eleventh whilst Scott Redding was twelfth. The result cuts Marquez’s lead in the championship down to 16 points, going into the British GP at Silverstone. We’ll have live coverage from Northamptonshire in two weeks time.

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