Last Sunday's winner Jorge Martin fights his way through Qualifying 1 to snatch a repeat Red Bull Ring pole position with a new lap record at the end of Qualifying 2 for the 2021 Austrian MotoGP.

The Pramac Ducati rider will be joined on Sunday's front row by Yamaha's world championship leader Fabio Quartararo, fastest for much of the session, and Factory Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia.

Maverick Vinales has been suspended from this weekend's race by Yamaha 'due to the unexplained irregular operation of the motorcycle' during last Sunday's Styria MotoGP, rumoured to mean deliberate over-revving of the bike: 'The rider's actions could have potentially caused significant damage to the engine... which could have caused serious risks to himself and possibly other riders.'

Michelin has changed the hard front tyre option after an issue for Miguel Oliveira in Sunday's Styrian race.

Cal Crutchlow is making the second of three planned appearances as a replacement for the injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha.

Aprilia's Lorenzo Savadori is absent due to an ankle injury in last Sunday's fiery accident with Dani Pedrosa.

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

A chicane will be added to slow down the fast Turn 2 kink next season.

Austrian MotoGP, Red Bull Ring - Full Qualifying Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*1'22.643s7/7315k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.034s3/8309k
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.420s8/9315k
4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.477s7/7313k
5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.584s7/7313k
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.677s8/8314k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.735s6/10309k
8Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.780s7/7312k
9Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.856s8/8310k
10Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.925s7/8314k
11Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.095s7/7317k
12Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.347s3/7309k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'23.47s8/9309k
14Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'23.535s8/9311k
15Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*1'23.79s4/9313k
16Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'23.825s6/8306k
17Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*1'23.834s6/7310k
18Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'23.939s3/7306k
19Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)1'24.405s4/8308k
20Cal CrutchlowGBRPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'24.509s7/8304k

* Rookie

Official Red Bull Ring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 22.827s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati 1m 23.827s (2019)

By Peter McLaren