Marquez romps to pole position for the Austrian MotoGP, his seventh of the season and a record 59th in the premier-class, with Quartararo and Dovizioso completing Sunday's front row.

It's Dovizioso's best qualifying since round two in Argentina. By contrast, team-mate Petrucci fell in the closing stages.

Ducati has won all three previous races at the Red Bull Ring since the circuit returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2016, and it is the only track on the current calendar where Marquez has not yet won.

Joan Mir has withdrawn from the event to continue his recovery from Monday's post-race fall at the Brno test. Jorge Lorenzo is again absent after fractures to his vertebrae at Assen and replaced by HRC test and wild-card rider Bradl.

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Austrian MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'23.027s7/9311k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+0.434s9/9303k
3Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.488s8/10309k
4Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.496s8/10305k
5Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+0.625s7/8309k
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.642s9/9304k
7Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.654s8/9306k
8Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+0.661s8/10310k
9Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.727s6/8310k
10Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.790s7/9304k
11Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+0.839s6/9306k
12Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+0.937s4/7307k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'24.13s7/8303k
14Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'24.27s8/9303k
15Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)1'24.389s7/9306k
16Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)1'24.392s9/9305k
17Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)1'24.423s9/9307k
18Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'24.526s7/9303k
19Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1'24.749s9/9303k
20Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)1'24.759s9/9305k
21Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)1'25.02s4/8309k

* Rookie.

Fastest Practice Time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 23.251s (FP3)

Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati1m 23.142s (2016)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati1m 24.277s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

 

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