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#AustrianGP | Marc Marquez holds off Vinales in MotoGP FP2

The two Spaniards are the only riders on track running under the 1.24, with reigning World Champion who did not use fresh tyres at the end; Vinales keeps pace showed during the morning, while Nakagami follows him after an impressive afternoon

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#AustrianGP | Marc Marquez holds off Vinales in MotoGP FP2
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As happened for Moto3’s session, also MotoGP’s one was really important due to rain predicted on Saturday that could affect and compromise Q2 qualification. Marc Marquez still decided to do last run of the session with used tyres as usual, but was still the fastest one on track, with another Honda in top 10 that is the one of Takaaki Nakagami, who ended in 3rd doing an impressive FP2 and same for his teammate Cal Crutchlow, 8th.

Things went in the right way also for Ducatis, who are really fast as usual in Austria, with Red Bull Ring that suits well also this year on Andrea Dovizioso’s bike despite a little crash in the final minutes but not only. Andrea ended a bit far from the top due to the incident, with the Italian who finished in 9th, while his teammate Danilo Petrucci was able to join top 10 in 7th after a tough morning. Jack Miller stayed in top 10 as well ending in 5th and Francesco Bagnaia 13th.

Yamaha’s weekend started well in the morning with Maverick Vinales 3rd and Valentino Rossi 5th ahead of Fabio Quartararo 6th but struggled a little bit more in the afternoon; lack of top speed is crucial in this track and Yamaha’s Riders have to give over 100% to express their full potential. By the way, Vinales still finished in 2nd, with Rossi out again of Q2 finishing in 11th;  Quartararo did better in 4th, while Franco Morbidelli was the one who struggled more ending in 14th.

Bad session for Alex Rins, actually the only Suzuki on track due to Joan Mir’s injury that forced him to miss Austrian GP; the Spaniard crossed the line in 12th position and he is actually out of Q2.
Tough afternoon for KTM which is called to a not easy home weekend but still have 2 riders in top 10; Pol Espargaro ended just in 10th and Miguel Oliveira did even better putting his bike in 6th.

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