Austrian GP cut short for John McPhee
From a solid P5 in qualifying, it was looking good for British Talent Team rider John McPhee in the Austrian GP – and the Scot moved immediately up into the lead by Turn 3 on Lap 1 to prove his pace on race day. Battling in the front group thereafter,... Read more
Frustration for Cal Crutchlow in Spielberg
LCR Honda Cal Crutchlow endured a disappointing Austrian Grand Prix as he finished down in 15th spot in Spielberg on Sunday. After being hindered at the start, the Briton could never find good rhythm and eventually had to settle for just a single point as his weekend ended in... Read more
Sam Lowes finishes Austrian race in 20th
Sam Lowes, after a good start, suffered particularly from rear tyre wear which forced him to slow his pace considerably, settling for finishing the race in twentieth place. Sam Lowes: “The first part of the race was the best since I’ve been with Aprilia. Both in terms of position and in... Read more
Austrian Grand Prix: Raceday roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire. Almost side-by-side over the line,... Read more
It was a Saturday full of emotions for Octo Pramac Racing. On one side, we have seen a fantastic reaction from Danilo Petrucci that exceed morning difficulties and makes a masterpiece in qualifying. On the other hand, the solid performances from Scott Redding that looked to be capable of... Read more
Sam Lowes called on to come from behind in Austrian race
Sam Lowes is in a similar situation, twenty-third in qualifying, but rather confident in his chances to manage race distance. His goal is to finish in the points and gain confidence in view of his home GP at Silverstone. Sam Lowes: “These qualifiers were rather hard for us. Even Aleix struggled... Read more
Red Bull Rookies, Austria: Ogura dominates Red Bull Ring 1 after first lap drama
Ai Ogura overcame a first lap collision that knocked down both Can Öncü and Aleix Viu and rode a brilliant race to stamp his authority on the first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup race of the weekend. The 16-year-old Japanese recovered from the incident at the second tight right... Read more
Danny Kent to sit out Austrian GP
Danny Kent hurt himself more than expected during the crash in FP1 on Friday morning at Spielberg. Additional to the hematoma in his backside he also suffered from a stiff neck and headache. After the FP3 on Saturday, a whiplash was confirmed by the Clinica Mobile. The young Brit... Read more