RedBull ring, the ideal hunting ground for the Desmosedici GP

The MotoGP world championship continues, and after the victory in Brno the Ducati Team is back on the track for the race at the RedBull Ring

The Brno race confirmed the competitive character of the Desmosedici GP and the commanding double win on a circuit that in the past has given some headaches to the men of Ducati Corse is the demonstration of the superior level achieved. Dovizioso engineered a perfect race, managing the tyres as only he knows how, arriving at the final sprint with all his weapons at his disposal. Lorenzo also rode a spectacular race, even battling for the highest spot on the podium, but having to leave the final success to an unbeatable Dovizioso. After the race in the Czech Republic, the team travelled quickly to Zeltweg to prepare for this weekend's race. 

For the third consecutive year MotoGP competitors will spend a few days on the RedBull Ring, a circuit in Austria that has only great memories for all Ducatistas. In fact it was precisely on this track in 2016 that the Ducati Team achieved a double win, marking a return to success after a long drought. Iannone and Dovizioso dominated the weekend, riding their Desmosedici to first and second place. Then last year Dovizioso underscored the superiority of the Desmosedici GP on Austrian soil with a splendid victory, sprinting past Marquez. It is therefore a track that is quite favourable to the bikes from Borgo Panigale, thanks to the violent accelerations imposed by the curves, where the V4 engine is able to express its full potential. Obviously the shape of the Austrian track can't provide any guarantees of victory for the Ducati bike, and, even if the advantage of its aerodynamic configuration has gradually diminished in recent years, this remains a track where the Desmosedici GP is certainly within its comfort zone. Attention will also be focused on the other Ducatis in the race given the competitiveness of the Bolognese bikes in Austria, and we are sure that Petrucci Miller and the reborn Bautista will be capable of offering performances that are equal to the best on the track.

GP Austria
Red Bull Ring (GP Austria)
10 August - 12 August 2018 Red Bull Ring
General info

The Red Bull Ring circuit, formerly known as the Österreichring, is a historic track situated in Austria, close to Spielberg in the Styria region. The circuit, which was built in 1969, remained unused for many years after undergoing costly restoration work that modified the layout. The total length of the circuit is 4.318 km and the layout has ten corners, with an elevation change of 65 metres.

Circuit data
  • Length 4.326 Km
  • Turns 9
  • Fastest Lap 1'24''277
  • Laps number 28
  • Avarage speed 184.4
  • 10 August
    • Free practice 1 UTC
    • Free practice 2 UTC
  • 11 August
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Free practice 4 UTC
    • Qualify 1 UTC
    • Qualify 2 UTC
  • 12 August
    • Race UTC
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