Catch up on the second MotoGP Virtual Race, a 10-lap race at the Red Bull Ring, here.

The second digital race, arranged to help fill the void in MotoGP activity caused by the coronavirus, will see ten riders (below) do battle over at Austria’s Red Bull Ring circuit on the official MotoGP19 video game.

The line-up:

Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez

Ducati Team: Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales

Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo

Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia

LCR Honda Idemitsu: Takaaki Nakagami

Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat

Two weeks ago Alex Marquez clinched victory in the first-ever MotoGP Virtual Race a six-lap race of Mugello, beating Francesco Bagnaia with Fabio Quartararo completing the podium ahead of Maverick Vinales and Marc Marquez.

During the build-up to the race, defending ‘champion’ Marquez predicted both Bagnaia and Quartararo will remain his biggest rivals.

“It will be nice to put on another show, but I think lots of the others will have been training harder! I’ve been practicing again at the Red Bull Ring, it’s quite different to Mugello with a lot of heavy braking,” Alex said.

“In Mugello we saw a lot of people were on the limit, so I think Turn 1 of the race could be very exciting! It will be interesting to see how everyone has improved, but I still think Pecco and Fabio will be a big challenge.”

Marc Marquez says he has increased his preparations for the second race in a bid to improve his victory hopes and remains optimistic about his chances.

“Well, since the last race I have stepped up my training a bit more,” Marc said. “When you’re a racer you want to win no matter what you are doing but most importantly this is for the fans.

“It’s nice to have something else to focus on alongside physical training. Everyone seemed to really enjoy watching it last time so it should be another funny race. Let’s see what happens at the Red Bull Ring.”