Morbidelli quickest during a damp morning warm-up for the Austrian MotoGP.

Slick tyres were chosen by most at the start of warm-up, when the best lap times were set, but more rain meant all riders then switched over to wets. Marquez was quickest in full wet conditions.

The big question now is, what the weather will do for this afternoon's race? The forecasts say it should stay dry, but...

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Joan Mir has withdrawn from the event to continue his recovery from Monday's post-race fall at the Brno test.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 - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'28.803s4/12298k
2Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.394s3/10294k
3Karel AbrahamCZEReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+0.782s4/11300k
4Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia Ducati (GP18)+1.415s4/10302k
5Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)*+1.641s3/10293k
6Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+3.117s3/11293k
7Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+4.235s8/8301k
8Johann ZarcoFRARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+5.002s2/10293k
9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+5.307s7/7296k
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP19)+5.456s8/9302k
11Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+5.546s8/8293k
12Andrea DoviziosoITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+5.589s2/8293k
13Danilo PetrucciITAMission Winnow Ducati (GP19)+5.610s9/9300k
14Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM Factory (RC16)+5.691s10/10293k
15Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+6.419s6/6283k
16Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+6.436s2/7280k
17Hafizh SyahrinMALRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+6.456s9/10294k
18Aleix EspargaroSPAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+6.467s2/7274k
19Andrea IannoneITAFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+7.406s6/7276k
20Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+7.731s6/6281k
21Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP18)*+11.701s3/4284k

* Rookie.

Pole Position:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 23.027s

Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda1m 23.027s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati1m 24.277s (2018)

By Peter McLaren

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