MotoGP Austria, Race: A sensational victory for Jorge Lorenzo, the Red Bull Ring is still Ducati’s Land

An amazing battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez at the Red Bull Ring today: the winner is the Ducati rider ahead of the Honda forerunner, while Andrea Dovizioso is 3rd.

The Red Bull Ring remains Ducati’s land: Jorge Lorenzo (who chose to ride with two soft tyres) was determined to win over Marc Marquez (medium-hard for him), who at first tried to leave his rival behind but eventually had to engage in a spectacular battle for the 1st step on the podium. Lorenzo managed to take the victorious lead, while the current World Champion crossed the finish line 2nd and got some more points that allow him to firmly keep the head for the overall MotoGP raking. Andrea Dovizioso closed the race 3rd (two medium tyres for him) with a large margin from the leading riders due to his mistake. (Picture: Marco Serena)

A fireworks-like kick off, despite the mess created by Dovizioso e Marquez, luckily with no consequences. The current World Champion immediately gained the head of the group and tried to run away, closely followed (both some tenths behind) by the two official Ducati. But half-way through the round Lorenzo decided to engage in a hard-fighting battle with Marquez and tried a series of overtakes to gain the 1st place. The Majorcan rider temporarily managed to take the lead, while Dovizioso made a bad mistake that took him out of track and made him lose ground to the first two riders. Behind them, both Rossi and Pedrosa tried hard to win some positions back after a bad start.

A few laps before the end, we got the second round of the battle between the two leaders of this GP. The fight ended with Jorge Lorenzo’s victory, his third of the season and the third riding a Red. Marc Marquez finished 2nd but he is every day much closer to win the World Champion title. Andrea Dovizioso got the 3rd place and Cal Crutchlow the 4th, ahead of Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi. The remaining positions in the top ten are filled by Dani Pedrosa (7th), Alex Rins (8th), Johann Zarco (9th) and finally Alvaro Bautista.

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