Rookie star Jorge Martin takes his second pole position of the season at the 2021 Styrian MotoGP in Austria.

Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo will join the Pramac rider on the front row of Sunday's grid, when rain is forecast.

Quartararo beat Martin's time at the end of qualifying, but then lost the lap due to exceeding track limits.

Marc Marquez fell at the end of the session.

Suzuki riders Mir and Rins received the factory's new rear ride-height device for the first time on Saturday morning, meaning all six manufacturers now have the device, which can be used for the race start and to aid hard acceleration around the rest of the lap.

Miguel Oliveira injured his hand in a Friday highside but was back for FP3.

Dani Pedrosa, who retired from MotoGP at the end of 2018, is returning to action this weekend as a wild-card entry for KTM, where he is employed as an official test rider. Pedrosa won 31 races during his premier-class career, spent entirely with Honda.

Cal Crutchlow is also back in MotoGP, for the next three rounds, as a replacement for the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha. A three time MotoGP race winner, Crutchlow signed up as Yamaha's official test rider after retiring from MotoGP at the end of last season.

Valentino Rossi announced on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2021 season.

The back-to-back Austrian events will be the first since the start of the Covid pandemic without special restrictions in place for spectator numbers.

Styrian MotoGP, Austria - Full Qualifying Results
1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*1'22.994s7/9317k
2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.044s6/9316k
3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.081s3/8309k
4Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.306s3/9316k
5Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.328s9/10309k
6Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.382s7/9313k
7Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.454s9/9311k
8Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.495s8/8314k
9Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.514s8/8309k
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.542s8/9312k
11Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.847s8/9314k
12Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.950s4/4309k
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13Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'23.585s7/8309k
14Dani PedrosaSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)1'23.73s9/9312k
15Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'23.971s8/8316k
16Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)1'24.05s3/8311k
17Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'24.097s7/9304k
18Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'24.115s8/8309k
19Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'24.141s6/8306k
20Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'24.245s3/9312k
21Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1'24.405s7/7307k
22Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'24.465s8/8308k
23Cal CrutchlowGBRPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'24.513s7/8305k

* Rookie
Fastest Friday time:
Takaaki Nakagami JPN Honda 1m 23.805s

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

By Peter McLaren