Austria MotoGP: Dovizioso tops warm-up from crashing Marquez

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Austria MotoGP: Dovizioso tops warm-up from crashing Marquez
David Gruz
By: David Gruz
Aug 12, 2018, 8:11 AM

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso was fastest in Sunday morning's MotoGP warm-up in Austria, as Marc Marquez crashed in the dying stages.

Marquez led most of the 20-minute session, first taking the lead with a 1m24.594s, then setting two 1m24.3s and then a 1m24.239s with five minutes left on the clock.

The Honda rider then fell at Turn 3, and while he was able to carry on, no more improvements came from Marquez.

Dovizioso spent most of the session in the lower half of the top 10 but took over the lead in the very end with a 1m24.138s, beating Marquez by a tenth.

Jorge Lorenzo in third was over four tenths off the pace, while Suzuki's Andrea Iannone, recovering from an off-track excursion, beat Cal Crutchlow to fourth by 0.003s.

KTM and Aprilia riders Bradley Smith and Aleix Espargaro took sixth and seventh respectively.

Suzuki's Alex Rins completed the top eight, followed by Dani Pedrosa and the Yamaha factory duo of Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi.

Pramac Ducati riders Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller were 12th and 13th respectively, while Tech 3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco took 14th.

Warm-up results

Cla # Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso  Ducati 12 1'24.138  
2 93 Spain Marc Marquez  Honda 14 1'24.239 0.101
3 99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo  Ducati 11 1'24.564 0.426
4 29 Italy Andrea Iannone  Suzuki 13 1'24.633 0.495
5 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow  Honda 12 1'24.636 0.498
6 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith  KTM 14 1'24.785 0.647
7 41 Spain Aleix Espargaro  Aprilia 14 1'24.828 0.690
8 42 Spain Alex Rins  Suzuki 12 1'24.856 0.718
9 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa  Honda 14 1'24.898 0.760
10 25 Spain Maverick Viñales  Yamaha 14 1'24.964 0.826
11 46 Italy Valentino Rossi  Yamaha 14 1'24.971 0.833
12 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci  Ducati 12 1'24.992 0.854
13 43 Australia Jack Miller  Ducati 14 1'25.147 1.009
14 5 France Johann Zarco  Yamaha 13 1'25.181 1.043
15 19 Spain Alvaro Bautista  Ducati 14 1'25.193 1.055
16 53 Spain Tito Rabat  Ducati 12 1'25.221 1.083
17 30 Japan Takaaki Nakagami  Honda 12 1'25.310 1.172
18 55 Malaysia Hafizh Syahrin  Yamaha 13 1'25.322 1.184
19 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding  Aprilia 13 1'25.444 1.306
20 21 Italy Franco Morbidelli  Honda 14 1'25.536 1.398
21 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham  Ducati 13 1'25.587 1.449
22 10 Belgium Xavier Simeon  Ducati 12 1'25.614 1.476
23 12 Switzerland Thomas Luthi  Honda 14 1'26.439 2.301
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Series MotoGP
Event Austrian GP
Drivers Andrea Dovizioso Shop Now
Teams Ducati Team Shop Now
Author David Gruz
Article type Practice report