[MotoGP] – Good morning dear readers of FormulaPassion.it and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct text of the 2021 Styrian Grand Prix, the tenth race of the MotoGP world championship.
These are the weekend times: PL1 Fri 09.55 / PL2 Fri 14.10 / PL3 Sat 09.55 / PL4 Sat 13.30 / Qualifying Sat 14.10 / Warm Up Sun 09.40 / Race Sun 14.00.
Warm Up concluded
10.05 – The long-awaited rain hit the Red Bull Ring morning, falling just before the start of the MotoGP Warm Up. Wet specialist Marc Marquez (Honda) consistently proved to be the fastest and finished in the lead. With him also Jack Miller (Ducati), second, and Iker Lecuona (KTM Tech3), fourth: the three have exchanged the first position several times. Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) surprises with a leap that takes him to third place at the end, clearly detaching the other brand mates: Rossi is 13th, Quartararo 16th and Crutchlow 23rd. Poleman Jorge Martin (Ducati Pramac) remains afloat in seventh position, as does ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati) in fifth.
10.00 – Checkered flag on the Warm Up – Hit the finish line with the best time Marc Marquez (Honda) in 1’31.403, 48 thousandths faster than Miller and 259 faster than Vinales.
09.58 – Miller (Ducati) leads in 1’31.451, two tenths faster than Lecuona (KTM Tech3).
09.56 – Times keep going down: Lecuona (KTM Tech3) in 1’31.695 is the new leader, by 30 thousandths ahead of Miller (Ducati) and Marquez (Honda).
09.55 – Five minutes to go – Marc Marquez (Honda) still falls in the times 1’31.935, two tenths better than Lecuona (KTM Tech3) and Vinales (Yamaha).
09.52 – Several improvements on the track, the ranking is reshuffled: Marc Marquez (Honda) is back in front in 1’32.328, then Lecuona (KTM Tech3) and Bagnaia (Ducati), Miller (Ducati) and Pol Espargarò (Honda).
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09.50 – Warm Up mid-ranking:
1. Lecuona 1’32.776
2. Marc Marquez +0.2
3. Pol Epsargarò +0.4
4. Bagnaia +0.4
5. Zarco +0.8
6. Aleix Espargarò +0.9
09.50 – Here comes the king of rain, Marc Marquez (Honda) sets the best time in 1’33.049.
09.48 – Another improvement for Pol Espargarò (Honda) in 1’33.176, Oliveira (KTM) is now second, with Lecuona (KTM Tech3) third.
09.46 – New step on the finish line: the leader is Pol Espargarò (Honda) in 1’33.927, then Miller (Ducati) and Oliveira (KTM).
09.43 – First chronometric references on the time monitor: in the lead is Miller (Ducati) in 1’35.330, then Pol Espargarò (Honda) and Oliveira (KTM).
What a challenge for the #MotoGP riders! 🙌
– MotoGP ™ 🏁 (@MotoGP) August 8, 2021
09.40 – Green light for the Warm Up of the Styrian GP – Twenty minutes at the drivers’ disposal to familiarize themselves with the wet asphalt after Friday’s FP2.
09.38 – It has stopped raining for a few minutes, but the circuit is undoubtedly full wet.
09.35 – Moto2 warm up ended just a few moments ago, with Sam Lowes ahead of Somkiat Chantra and Marco Bezzecchi. The rain has lessened its intensity.
09.30 – The engines are turned on again on the track at the Red Bull Ring for the Sunday of the World Championship. Respect the weather conditions that indicated rain: the water could stir the forces on the field seen on Saturday where Ducati placed 4 bikes in the first 6 positions.