MotoGP Austria Preview – Round 11 At The Red Bull Ring

Morbidelli by contrast has 6 podium finishes to date, all race wins. Whereas Luthi’s win at Brno is his only win to date this year. Both riders performed solidly last year in Austria with Morbidelli finishing second and Luthi fourth. Morbidelli is the only current Moto2 rider to have stood on the podium at the Red Bull Ring.

The top six continues to be dominated by machinery using the Kalex chassis, the only exception being the KTM machine of Miguel Oliveira in fourth place.

Moto2 standings

1 Franco Morbidelli (Kalex) 182 points

2 Thomas Luthi (Kalex) 165

3 Alex Marquez (Kalex) 133

4 Miguel Oliveira (KTM) 133

5 Francesco Bagnaia (Kalex) 87

6 Mattia Pasini (Kalex) 73


In Moto3 Joan Mir took his sixth win of the season at Brno, extending his lead over Romano Fenati at the top of the championship to 42 points. Mir’s six wins from the opening ten races is the highest number in the lightweight class since 1997 when Valentino Rossi won eight times in the first ten. Mir tasted victory for the first time in Grand Prix at the Austrian circuit last year when he started from pole position for the first and only time so far in his career.

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