The Red Bull Ring opened the second part of the MotoGP season. On paper it is a favorable circuit for Ducati engines, who can unleash their power on the long straights of the Austrian track. But often the paper becomes shredded, as demonstrated by the Styrian Grand Prix, which saw a Ducati (Pramac) win but the factory riders came out with broken bones. The Yamaha that had to suffer more than the various Martin, Zarco, Bagnaia and Miller even extended in the rider standings, with Fabio Quartararo which now has a +40 on Johann Zarco.
Marc Marquez believes that only the Diablo may lose the World Cup, despite another Austrian appointment on Sunday: “I don’t know who wins it, but I know who can lose it: Quartararo. He is first, he has many points, he drives strong. Only he can not win it“, These are his words a The Gazzetta dello Sport. The Frenchman will find himself as a teammate in Yamaha that Franco Morbidelli who had beaten him in 2020. However, Marquez believes that the current championship leader is stronger than the reigning vice-champion: “Franco deserves the factory Yamaha, he works hard and goes fast. But for me Quartararo is stronger. Franco is a comfortable companion for Quartararo. In general, Quartararo is the one who has the most. And also Bagnaia. They are the two who are going strong. And Oliveira is not bad with the KTM. But then there will be people from Moto2 and Moto3 like Raul Fernandez, Remy Gardner, Pedro Acosta: I just know that I have to work to get back to the top“.