MotoGP finally returns to Austria after the absense of 19 years with 2016 Austrian MotoGP taking place this weekend from 12 to 14th August 2016 at the Spielberg circuit now known as “Red Bull Circuit”. The coverage will begin with traditional friday practice sessions on 12 August while the qualifying will take place on Saturday, 13th August followed by big race day on Sunday, 14th August. As the things stand Marc Marquez is clear favourites to go all the way and win the MotoGP championship this season.
Austrian MotoGP 2016 Preview: Marc Marquez has set the pace this year since the start of the season. He has accumulated 170 points and finished all races so far. While Valentino Rossi and defending champion Jorge Lorenzo have looked good in patches but their inconsistancy has put them 48 and 59 points behind Marquez respectively. Looking at the performances so far it is more likely that Yamaha duo will drop points instead of Marquez who has shown maturity and eager to finish the races even if things are not quite right.
Lorenzo started stronger but since crashing out in Catalunya. He has won three races so far and finished on podium 5 times but two DNF’s has really hurt his chances of defending the world title. Team mate Rossi has endured a similar fate and having won 2 races and four podium finishes he suffered 3 DNF’s leaving him at 111 points that 59 behind Marquez and things are not looking very bright for the Italian.
Many experts are tipping Ducati to finally put up a show this weekend as this track suits their bikes and it will be interesting to see how things pan out in very important grand prix of the season. You can join us here to get live links and full race replays after the race.
Austrian MotoGP 2016 Qualifying & Race Results & Highlights: As always you will be able to find latest updates and results from both qualifying and race day right here on this page. We usually update results right after the session is finished while full race replay video will be available couple of hours after the Sundays’s big race.