MotoGP | Jorge Martin breaks record again at the Red Bull Ring and starts on pole at the Austrian GP
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing Ducati rider, will start at the front in the Austrian GP, for MotoGP. He broke the record (again!) on the Red Bull Ring circuit and for two consecutive weekends he takes pole position at Spielberg.
The Spaniard managed to beat Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo and set the fastest lap of the Austrian circuit, with a time of 1:22.643, just 0.034s ahead of the Frenchman.
Martin had to play for Q1, and passed with the best time. The other rider who passed with him to Q2 was Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) closes the first row, in other words, the second Ducati among the top three.
More Ducati in the second row as Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing Ducati) starts fourth, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is fifth and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) is sixth.
A not so good day for Suzuki, as Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) is seventh, Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) is eighth and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) is ninth.
Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT), who has announced his retirement, is 18th and Cal Crutchlow, who runs as a replacement for Franco Morbidelli for Petronas Yamaha SRT, starts from last position in twentieth.
Anyway, the Austrian GP race for MotoGP takes place this Sunday, August 8, at 2pm local time (GMT+2).