Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team
Italian returns to winning way as Jack Miller takes third at the Red Bull Ring.
Andrea Dovizioso produced a superb ride to claim his first victory of the season during a chaotic race in Spielberg that saw multiple crashes and a red flag reduce the Austrian Grand Prix to 20 laps. Here is all you need to know:
– Ducati rider Dovizioso, who has finished as the MotoGP championship runner-up in the last three seasons, broke clear of the field in the closing laps and held his nerve to claim a crucial win at the Red Bull Ring.
– Australian Jack Miller was forced to settle for third after running wide in the final few corners and being overtaken by Joan Mir.
– There was also another remarkable performance from rookie Brad Binder who followed up his victory last weekend in the Czech Republic with a fourth-place finish. The South African started in 17th position on the grid but expertly made his way through the field to claim another impressive result.
– Japan’s Takaaki Nakagami continued his good run with a sixth place finish, while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo Pol Espargaro and Miguel Oliveira both failed to finish after the duo collided with 12 laps of the race remaining.
– Spain’s Iker Lecuona achieved a top ten finish after edging out championship leader Fabio Quartararo to claim ninth, while compatriot Alex Marquez took 14th place.
– Earlier in the race Ducati rider Johann Zarco was involved in a huge collision on lap nine that led to a red flag. The Frenchman’s bike was sent spinning through the air, but thankfully Zarco avoided any serious injury.
Austrian GP result
1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 28’20.853
2. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar +1.377
3. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Racing Ducati +1.549
4. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +5.526
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +5.837
2020 MotoGP rider standings
1. Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 67 points
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 56
3. Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 48
4. Brad Binder RSA KTM 41
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 38