Austrian GP: Hat-trick hero Bagnaia closes gap with Quartararo

Quick off the blocks

Fast off the blocks

Bagnaia was quick off the mark to get the direct from Bastianini, who was commencing on pole for the initial time in his career but unsuccessful to end because of to a deflated front tyre.

There was further more drama on the opening lap as Joan Mir, starting off in eighth, crashed out at turn 4 – his sixth abandonment of the year, and the most of any rider.

Miller in mix

Miller in combine

Miller briefly took the lead from Bagnaia with 21 laps to go, but the Italian promptly hit back and his fifth triumph of the time – a individual report – was under no circumstances in question.

But in what could nevertheless confirm a huge instant in the championship struggle, Quartararo manufactured a late rally to climb from an early sixth into an eventual next location.

Late charge

Late cost

The reigning MotoGP earth champion climbed above Miller, who held on for 3rd, while Jorge Martin recovered a little bit from a crash early on the remaining lap to end 10th.

Quartararo did not very have sufficient left to catch Bagnaia, having said that, with half a second separating the pair in the conclusion to be certain the title fight remains alive and very well.

Over to Misano

More than to Misano

The MotoGP caravan now moves to the Misano Planet Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the San Marino Grand Prix to be held on on September 4.

Outcomes (Major 10)

1. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)

2. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Power Yamaha) +.492 3. Jack Miller (Ducati) +2.163

4. Luca Marini (Mooney VR46) +8.348

5. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) +8.821

6. Alex Espargaro (Aprilia) +11.287

7. Brad Binder (Purple Bull KTM) +11.642

8. Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) +11.780

9. Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46) +16.987

10. Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) +17.144

STANDINGS

(Riders)

1. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Vitality Yamaha) – 200

2. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) – 168

3. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) – 156

4. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) – 125

5. Jack Miller (Ducati) – 123

(Teams)

1. Ducati – 279

2. Aprilia Racing – 253

3. Monster Energy Yamaha – 226

4. Pramac Racing – 212

5. Pink Bull KTM – 192