MotoGP | Jorge Martin breaks record at Red Bull Ring and starts at the front at the Styrian GP
Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing Ducati rider, will start at the front at the Styrian GP, for MotoGP. He made history as he was the first rider to close the lap below 1:23 on the Red Bull Ring circuit, consequently breaking the previous record.
The Spaniard managed to beat official Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia and set the fastest lap of the Austrian circuit (new record), with a time of 1:22.994, just 0.044s ahead of the Italian.
The front row finisher is Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo, who would have taken pole, but had the lap canceled for passing over the green area.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) is fourth, with Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) fifth and Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing Ducati) sixth.
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) is seventh, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is eighth and Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) is ninth.
Dani Pedrosa, who runs as wildcard for KTM (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) starts from 14th position, Valentino Rossi (Petronas Yamaha SRT), who has announced his retirement, is 17th and Cal Crutchlow, who runs as Franco Morbidelli’s replacement for Petronas Yamaha SRT, starts from last position.
Anyway, the Styrian GP race for MotoGP takes place this Sunday, August 8, at 2pm local time (GMT+2).