Austrian GP: Bagnaia Claims First Three-Consecutive MotoGP Victory

Francesco Bagnaia ties Casey Stoner’s record as the only Ducati rider to win three MotoGP races in a row after claiming his fifth win of the season at the Red Bull Ring.

The Italian led into turn one after passing Gresini’s Enea Bastianini who started at pole position.

Keen to make a factory Ducati 1-2, Jack Miller went in front of Bastianini at Turn 3.

Bastianini lost another spot to Pramac’s Jorge Martin before retiring with the team confirmed that the Italian suffered a deflating front tyre. 

Meanwhile, reigning champion, Fabio Quartararo begin to close in on Bagnaia, Miller and Martin. 

Martin made a mistake after running wide on lap 17 and allow Quartararo to pass. 

The Frenchman then produced the best overtaking of the season – at Turn 2(a)-Turn 2(b) –  to grab second placed ahead of Miller.

However, the late charge from the world champion was not enough as Bagnaia managed to hold off Quartararo by half a second.

Meanwhile, Quartararo continue to lead the championship with 200 points, 32 points ahead of Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro while race winner Bagnaia sits third with 156 points. 

MotoGP will be back in action in September at the iconic Misano circuit, the home of Ducati.

Race results:

  1. Francesco BAGNAIA
  3. Jack MILLER
  4. Luca MARINI
  5. Johann ZARCO
  6. Aleix ESPARGARO
  7. Brad BINDER
  8. Alex RINS
  9. Marco BEZZECCHI
  10. Jorge MARTIN
  12. Miguel OLIVEIRA
  13. Maverick VIÑALES
  14. Alex MARQUEZ
  15. Andrea DOVIZIOSO
  17. Stefan BRADL
  18. Raul FERNANDEZ
  19. Lorenzo SAVADORI
  20. Remy GARDNER

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