Usually a far cooler weekend in Austria, but this year was hot, on the track and in the air – apart from the rain that fell on Sunday, during the Moto3 race.
A decent showing from Alex Rins, finishing 6th in the MotoGP – now frequenting the top end of the standings each week. Lower down sat Danilo Petrucci, not his best weekend, just 10th.
Enea Bastianini was our name in Moto2 this weekend, looking almost certain for a podium finish until the final few laps! Tough race for hopefully soon to be champion Aaron Canet, just top 10, he’ll be back next round we hope.
Talking of next round, Silverstone is up! We hope you’re ready for what promises to be an entertaining weekend!
Summer is almost over, but the MotoGP World Championship is reaching its hottest level ...
Alex Rins SIXTH
"This race was really difficult for me, I suffered under braking. But our target was to improve my result compared to last year and we managed to do that. In 2018 I finished 8th here, and today I was 6th. I also narrowed the gap in the points standings. I always try to give my maximum at every race, and I’m motivated for the next round. I really enjoy Silverstone so I’m keen to arrive there."
Danilo Petrucci NINTH
"It was a complicated race: unfortunately, at the first turn I got bottled in and then after a couple of laps I was involved in Crutchlow’s crash. I lost a lot of positions and had to get back up the field, pushing hard on the tyres and after half the race I didn’t have anything left to offer. Pity because this weekend was a missed opportunity, especially yesterday when I made a mistake in qualifying and this conditioned everything. I’m sorry for the team, who worked as hard as they could: now we have to press the reset button after these two races and look ahead positively to Silverstone."
Enea Bastianini DNF
"I'm so disappointed because I was having a great race and suddenly I was on the ground. It's a real shame because today I could get an important result. Unfortunately, these are the races. Thanks to the whole team for the excellent job: in England we will continue like this."
Aron Canet TENTH
"It was a difficult race, certainly far from my standards. I continue to work on the championship and trust in the support of my team. We will come back stronger in Silverstone."