Miller sets the pace during opening practice for the second of the back-to-back Red Bull Ring MotoGP rounds.

Zarco underwent surgery for a fracture to the scaphoid bone in his right wrist on Wednesday, sustained in last Sunday's huge accident with Morbidelli, but hopes to return on Saturday. However, Zarco will need to start the race from pitlane after being penalised for the incident with Morbidelli.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez is missing his fourth event after breaking his right arm in the MotoGP season opener, and is again replaced by Stefan Bradl.

Francesco Bagnaia, who suffered a fracture to his right tibia at Brno, is replaced by Ducati test rider Michele Pirro for the second time.

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Styrian MotoGP, Austria - Free Practice (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)1'23.859s22/24314k
2Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.004s22/22313k
3Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.039s21/24309k
4Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.091s21/23310k
5Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.102s24/24308k
6Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.339s20/20307k
7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+0.392s20/23308k
8Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+0.442s20/22304k
9Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.465s11/22309k
10Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.522s20/20304k
11Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.538s13/23314k
12Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.649s5/20310k
13Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.658s17/20308k
14Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.764s20/24309k
15Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.769s6/21312k
16Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+0.831s20/23313k
17Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.840s7/23303k
18Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.905s14/20309k
19Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+0.947s23/26305k
20Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.949s13/25310k
21Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.055s21/21311k
22Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)No Time0/00

* Rookie.
Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 23.027s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso SPA Ducati 1m 23.827s (2019)

By Peter McLaren

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