Andrea Iannone continues Ducati's domination of the Austrian MotoGP weekend with pole position, but a delighted Valentino Rossi splits the factory Desmosedicis with second.

World championship leader Marc Marquez, riding injured after dislocating his shoulder this morning, will start from fifth - just behind Jorge Lorenzo, who like team-mate Rossi took the fight to the Ducatis...

Qualifying 2:1.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 23.142s[Lap 8/8]310km/h (Top Speed)2.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 23.289s +0.147s[9/9]309km/h3.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 23.298s +0.156s[9/9]310km/h4.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 23.361s +0.219s[7/9]308km/h5.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 23.475s +0.333s[8/9]308km/h6.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 23.584s +0.442s[7/8]306km/h7.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 23.597s +0.455s[9/9]305km/h8.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 23.777s +0.635s[6/8]303km/h9.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 23.813s +0.671s[7/8]304km/h10.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 23.822s +0.680s[7/8]309km/h11.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 24.218s +1.076s[2/9]308km/h12.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 24.263s +1.121s[9/9]308km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 24.123s306km/h14.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 24.126s305km/h15.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 24.265s306km/h16.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 24.472s304km/h17.Michele PirroITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP)1m 24.593s312km/h18.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 24.665s302km/h19.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 24.673s307km/h20.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 24.852s305km/h21.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 24.895s307km/h22.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 25.192s302km/h

Blue Name = No Concessions.
7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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By Peter McLaren

 

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