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Marquez scores precious points, Pedrosa improves his speed

posted Aug 14, 2016, 6:38 PM by Takanobu Matsuki   [ updated Aug 14, 2016, 6:38 PM by Paisal Komarwut ]
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Race Report Sunday, Aug 14th 2016

  Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

MotoGP 2016   Round 10

Marquez scores precious points, Pedrosa improves his speed

Marc Marquez took very important points with a fifth-place finish in today’s Austrian GP. At the line, he trailed his main rivals for the title chase, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, who ended third and fourth, respectively, behind the two Ducatisti who topped the podium. Dani Pedrosa was able to keep a good pace for the entire GP and recovered from 12th on the grid to seventh at the chequered flag.

Marc, who was nursing a bruised shoulder after suffering a heavy crash in yesterday’s FP3, got a good start and entered the first turn in third but ran wide and found himself in fifth at the end of the first lap. He closely trailed the front group for over half the race, controlling Maverick Viñales behind him, but after a couple of small mistakes, he progressively lost ground and wisely settled for a top-five position.

Dani entered the first corner in 10th and overtook Scott Redding for ninth before the end of the first lap. He then kept a good rhythm until the end of the race, not so far from the front riders. Along the way, he recovered several more positions and improved his feeling with the bike.

Heading to the next race in Brno in one week’s time, Marc leads the championship with 181 points, 43 over Lorenzo and 57 ahead of Rossi. Dani is fourth with 105 points, 33 behind the runner-up position in the standings.

Marc Marquez


“After how yesterday went, I’m happy with today’s race. My shoulder didn’t hurt at any time during the race, so no excuses there. I would have taken fifth position if it were offered to me before starting the race. I knew the Ducatis and Yamahas were fast, so this was the best possible outcome and it’s positive that we’ve only lost five points compared to Lorenzo. Given the difficulties we’ve had, it was clear that our objective was to think of the fight for the Championship. I started aggressively, as it was the only way of trying to fight with the front group, but after making a couple of mistakes I lost the slipstream and it was very difficult to recover from that.”

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa


“We went better in the race compared to the practice sessions, as we were putting in similar times to the riders at the front. We had been a little farther away from them beforehand this weekend, but today we took a step forward and that’s a positive. Now we must carry on working to continue to progress at the next race, which will be next weekend in the Czech Republic.”

Dani Pedrosa

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 25 Ducati Team 39'46.255
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team 0.938
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3.389
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3.815
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 11 Repsol Honda Team 11.813
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar 14.341
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 9 Repsol Honda Team 17.063
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR 8 Octo Pramac Racing 29.437
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 29.785
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 37.094
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Octo Pramac Racing 39.765
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 4 Ducati Team 39.766
13 Baz Loris 76 FRA 3 Avintia Racing 44.284
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 2 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 45.004
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 1 LCR Honda 1'03.246
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'12.448
17 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Aspar MotoGP Team 1'14.517
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Aspar MotoGP Team 1'36.510
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1 lap
20 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 4 laps
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Avintia Racing Disqualified

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 181 Repsol Honda Team
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 138 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 124 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 105 Repsol Honda Team
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 93 Team Suzuki Ecstar
6 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 88 Ducati Team
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 79 Ducati Team
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 78 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 65 Avintia Racing
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR 53 Octo Pramac Racing
11 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 53 Aspar MotoGP Team
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 51 Team Suzuki Ecstar
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS 42 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
14 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 42 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 41 LCR Honda
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 37 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
17 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 35 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
18 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 29 Octo Pramac Racing
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 23 Ducati Team
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 20 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA 11 Avintia Racing
22 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 3 Aspar MotoGP Team

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Repsol Honda Team 286
2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 262
3 Ducati Team 167
4 Team Suzuki Ecstar 144
5 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 120
6 Octo Pramac Racing 82
7 Avintia Racing 76
8 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 72
9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 62
10 Aspar MotoGP Team 56
11 LCR Honda 41

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Yamaha 202
2 Honda 196
3 Ducati 149
4 Suzuki 99
5 Aprilia 51

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Location Information

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located beautifully in the Murtal-region of Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969, then known as the Österreichring. In 1996 it was rebuilt with the track-layout it still had when, in 2011, it was reopened as the Red Bull Ring and… read more.

Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
Length 4.3 km / 2.68 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 3
Right corners 7
Longest straight 626 m / 2053.81 ft
Constructed 1969
Modified 1996

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m23.142s (186.9 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)
Race Lap 1m24.561s (183.8 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)
Race Time 39m 46.255s (182.4) Andrea Iannone
2016 Race Winner Andrea Iannone (Ducati)

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Steiermark, Austria –  View in Google Maps