Austrian MotoGP, Red Bull Ring - Full Qualifying Results
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP23)1'28.539s7/8312k
2Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+0.037s6/8314k
3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.114s6/8313k
4Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.230s6/8312k
5Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP22)+0.289s8/8313k
6Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.300s7/8313k
7Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.369s9/9314k
8Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)+0.427s6/8313k
9Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.495s8/8313k
10Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP23)+0.574s7/8312k
11Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP23)+0.706s8/8310k
12Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP23)+1.828s2/8314k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Pol EspargaroSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)1'29.295s3/8314k
14Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP23)1'29.365s8/8313k
15Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'29.446s3/8316k
16Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'29.454s8/9309k
17Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)1'29.476s8/8310k
18Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'29.479s6/8310k
19Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'29.508s6/8313k
20Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)1'29.681s3/7309k
21Iker LecuonaSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'29.751s6/8310k
22Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*1'29.769s8/9310k
23Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)1'29.962s7/8313k

* Rookie

Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Enea Bastianini ITA Ducati 1m 28.772s (2022)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Martin SPA Ducati 1m 29.854s (2022)

Ducati's reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia snatches pole position for the Austrian MotoGP away from Aprilia's Maverick Vinales, with Brad Binder taking his first front row of the season for the home KTM team.

Fastest after the opening run, Vinales successfully fought back when his pole position came under attack from the KTMs of Binder and Jack Miller, plus Bagnaia.

But Bagnaia's final lap wrestled a rare Vinales pole away and extended Ducati's run of front row starts to 50 in a row.

Miller fought his way through Qualifying 1 to claim a fighting fourth place and will be joined on row two by Alex Marquez and Luca Marini (also from Q1).

Bagnaia's nearest title rivals Jorge Martin (furious at losing his best time for exceeding track limits at turn 8) and Marco Bezzecchi could only manage seventh and twelfth respectively.

RNF Aprilia's Miguel Oliveira was eighth and Fabio Quartararo ninth for Yamaha, ahead of countryman Johann Zarco.

Silverstone winner Aleix Espargaro suffered an early fall into the turn 3 hairpin and ultimately finished eleventh.

Jack Miller and Luca Marini reached Qualifying 2 by leading Qualifying 1, when Marc Marquez was left in sixth place and will thus start from 16th on the grid.

Pol Espargaro has a three-place grid penalty for the MotoGP race, for holding up Marquez in Friday practice.

2023 Austrian MotoGP, Red Bull Ring - Qualifying (1) Results
1Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)
2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
3Pol EspargaroSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)
4Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
5Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
6Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
7Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
8Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)
9Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP23)
10Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)
11Iker LecuonaSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
12Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*
13Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)

* Rookie


What Has Happened to Repsol Honda?

Ducati’s reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia takes a 41-point lead over Pramac’s Jorge Martin into this weekend’s Austrian MotoGP, with VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi slipping to third (-47 points) after his Silverstone accident.

Desmosedicis have only been beaten twice at the Austrian circuit in the nine races since it returned to the calendar in 2016: Miguel Oliveira snatched Tech3 KTM’s first ever MotoGP victory at the final corner of a restarted 2020 race, before Brad Binder gave the home factory a memorable 2021 win after staying on slicks in the rain.

Binder returns holding fourth in the standings, with KTM still seeking its first Sunday win of the season after two Sprint victories for the South African.

Johann Zarco’s is the highest placed rider yet to officially secure a 2024 seat, with Aleix Espargaro climbing to sixth in the standings after a dramatic last lap victory for Aprilia at Silverstone.

Luca Marini (VR46), Alex Marquez (Gresini), Jack Miller (KTM) and Espargaro’s team-mate Maverick Vinales complete the current top ten, followed by Monster Yamaha riders Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli.

Rookie Augusto Fernandez is now up to 13th, while GASGAS Tech3 team-mate Pol Espargaro will be taking part in his second event since returning from extensive injuries at Portimao.

KTM has traditionally used its home event to reveal more about its future plans, might they reveal more on how they intend to solve the conundrum of where to place Moto2 star Pedro Acosta?

LCR Honda’s Alex Rins remains absent due to his Mugello leg injuries and is again replaced by WorldSBK rider Iker Lecuona.