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MotoGP Austria: Iannone heads Ducati 1-2 in warm-up, Miller out

As both factory Ducatis prepare to start the Austrian Grand Prix from the front row, Andrea Iannone leads team-mate Andrea Dovizioso in morning warm-up.
UPDATE: Jack Miller has been ruled out of this afternoon's race after being diagnosed with hairline fractures to his T6 vertebra and right wrist.

As both Italian riders prepare to end Ducati's six-year wait for victory, both Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizoso rose to the fore in MotoGP morning warm up on Sunday.

Both Bologna backed riders were four tenths of a second faster than third-placed Jorge Lorenzo, with pole sitter Iannone enjoying a 0.046s advantage over his team-mate.

Lorenzo spoke of his pleasure with his settings on Saturday evening, something that was evident here. The Majorcan was narrowly ahead of Maverick Viñales, whose Suzuki was again enjoying the cooler morning conditions.

Front row starter Valentino Rossi was half a second in arrears of the fastest man in fifth, a place ahead of Marc Marquez, who continues to perform admirably in spite of injuring both shoulders in a heavy Saturday morning fall.

Another rider walking wounded, Aleix Espargaro was seventh fastest in spite of an injured left hand, with Pramac Ducati teamsters Scott Redding and Danilo Petrucci seventh and eighth.

Bradley Smith was the first of the Tech 3 Yamahas in tenth, with Pol Espargaro a place behind.

There was a heavy fall for Jack Miller, who crashed at speed through the fast turn eight. The Australian impacted the gravel heavily and was taken to hospital for checks.

Warm-up:
1. Andrea Iannone
2. Andrea Dovizioso
3. Jorge Lorenzo
4. Maverick Viñales
5. Valentino Rossi
6. Marc Marquez
7. Aleix Espargaro
8. Scott Redding
9. Danilo Petrucci
10. Bradley Smith
11. Pol Espargaro
12. Hector Barbera
13. Cal Crutchlow
14. Michele Pirro
15. Dani Pedrosa
16. Alvaro Bautista
17. Eugene Laverty
18. Tito Rabat
19. Yonny Hernandez
20. Loris Baz
21. Stefan Bradl
22. Jack Miller





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