Styrian GP (2021)

Austria Red Bull Ring
06 Aug - 08 Aug
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Crutchlow: “Shit” Austria circuit causing MotoGP track limits issues

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow says the track limits were such a problem during MotoGP’s Styrian Grand Prix because the Red Bull Ring is “a shit track”.

Pol Espargaro "embarrassed" to finish so low in Styria MotoGP race

Honda’s Pol Espargaro says it was “embarrassing” to finish so far back in the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix having fought for victory at the track last year on the KTM.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Styrian GP Review

Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin became MotoGP’s latest winner after beating Joan Mir in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix.

Aprilia’s Savadori has surgery after fiery Styrian MotoGP crash

Aprilia MotoGP rider Lorenzo Savadori has undergone a successful operation on a broken ankle following his fiery crash in Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix.

The irony and vindication behind a rookie’s maiden MotoGP victory

Determined not to let his first season in MotoGP be defined by injury, Jorge Martin set his sights on a strong return from the summer break at the Red Bull Ring and delivered in fine fashion. But it could all have been different for the Pramac rider had he not landed on a bike that he feels ideally suited to, a situation only too easy to envisage

Miller: Losing Styria MotoGP podium to crash “really stung”

Ducati’s Jack Miller says his late crash in Sunday’s MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix “really stung” because he “had a podium in the pocket” at that point.

Quartararo “couldn’t do better” than third in Styrian MotoGP

Yamaha's MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo admits he “couldn’t do better” than third place in last Sunday’s Styrian Grand Prix.

The Suzuki upgrade that made Mir’s Styria MotoGP victory battle possible

Reigning world champion Joan Mir admits it wouldn’t have been possible for him to fight for victory in the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix without Suzuki’s new ride height adjuster.

Marc Marquez: Aleix Espargaro contact in Styrian MotoGP ‘just racing’

Honda’s Marc Marquez has responded to criticism from Aleix Espargaro following two collisions in Sunday’s MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix, but accepts blame for one incident.

Pedrosa “very lucky” in fiery Styrian MotoGP crash

KTM wildcard Dani Pedrosa says he was “very lucky” to escape unscathed from the fiery accident involving Lorenzo Savadori in the red-flagged MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix.

Why MotoGP’s newest winner got lucky with red flags in Styrian GP

MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix winner Jorge Martin admits the early red flag proved fortuitous for him as he was struggling with his tyres in the original start.

Aleix Espargaro angry with MotoGP stewards after Marc Marquez clash

Aleix Espargaro says he is “more angry” with MotoGP stewards than with Marc Marquez for not penalising him for two Turn 1 collisions in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Styrian MotoGP: Martin takes maiden victory fending off Mir

Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin took his maiden MotoGP victory after resisting immense pressure from Joan Mir in a Styrian Grand Prix that was red-flagged for a fiery incident early on.

Styrian MotoGP red-flagged after fiery crash

The 2021 MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix has been red-flagged after two laps for a violent and fiery incident between Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo Savadori.

Crutchlow: Razgatlioglu would have been “breath of fresh air” for MotoGP

Cal Crutchlow believes “the obvious choice” for Petronas SRT Yamaha to replace Valentino Rossi in 2022 was “breath of fresh air” World Superbike star Toprak Razgatlioglu.

MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch & more

Jorge Martin is on pole position at the Red Bull Ring for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Espargaro needs “a hurricane” for strong Styrian MotoGP result

Honda’s Pol Espargaro reckons he would welcome “a hurricane” in Sunday’s MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix as he is “not competitive enough” in the dry.

Rossi hails “impressive” Pedrosa on his MotoGP return

Valentino Rossi has branded Dani Pedrosa’s MotoGP comeback as a KTM wildcard at the Styrian Grand Prix “impressive”, following a strong Saturday for the Spaniard.

Crutchlow hopes MotoGP grid pressure organisers if Styrian GP is too wet

Petronas SRT stand-in Cal Crutchlow hopes the full-time MotoGP grid can “put some pressure” on Styrian Grand Prix organisers to “make the right decision” if the race is unsafe in wet conditions.

Quartararo ‘won’t kill myself’ pushing in a wet Styrian MotoGP race

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo says he’s “struggling more” in wet conditions at the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix but won’t “kill myself” trying to find performance from the bike that doesn’t exist.

MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin “never expected” Styrian GP pole charge

Pramac MotoGP rookie Jorge Martin admits he “never expected” his charge for Styrian Grand Prix pole ahead of this weekend’s race despite Red Bull Ring being a firm Ducati track.

Tech3 critical of how KTM announced Fernandez’s MotoGP signing

Tech3 team boss Herve Poncharal and rider Iker Lecuona have criticised how KTM announced the signing Raul Fernandez to the squad for the 2022 MotoGP season on Saturday.

Styrian MotoGP: Martin grabs pole after Quartararo has best lap cancelled

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin snatched his second MotoGP pole with a new Spielberg lap record at the Styrian Grand Prix after championship leader Fabio Quartararo had his pole lap cancelled.

KTM completes 2022 MotoGP line-up with rookie sensation Fernandez

KTM has confirmed it has signed Moto2 rookie sensation Raul Fernandez for the 2022 MotoGP season to join the Tech3 squad.

Marquez admits arm condition worse than expected at Styria MotoGP

Honda’s Marc Marquez admits his physical condition on Friday at the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix is worse than expected, which he says is “a blow”.

Styrian MotoGP: Bagnaia fastest in FP3 from Quartararo

Francesco Bagnaia topped third practice for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix, as Yamaha duo Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales almost came to blows.

Rossi denies sale of VR46 MotoGP team to Saudi Arabia

Valentino Rossi has denied reports that he is selling his VR46 MotoGP team to the Saudi Arabian prince allegedly backing his team from 2022, branding it “made-up news”.

Red Bull Ring safety “not enough” for MotoGP in wet – Mir

MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says the safety of the Red Bull Ring, particularly Turn 3, is “not enough” in wet conditions ahead of a potentially rain-hit Styrian Grand Prix.

Crutchlow: "Everything feels alien" in Styrian GP MotoGP return

Cal Crutchlow admits “everything feels alien” as he made his first official MotoGP appearance since retiring in Friday’s practices for the Styrian Grand Prix with Petronas SRT.

Marc Marquez: MotoGP ‘losing biggest part’ with Valentino Rossi retiring

Six-time world champion Marc Marquez admits MotoGP will be losing “maybe the biggest part” of the series with arch rival Valentino Rossi retiring at the end of 2021.

MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Takaaki Nakagami went fastest on Friday for LCR Honda at the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Quartararo laments “nightmare” wet Styrian MotoGP practice

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo says his Styrian Grand Prix FP2 session was “a nightmare” as he had “zero feeling” in the wet conditions at the Red Bull Ring.

Styrian MotoGP: Savadori leads wet second practice from Zarco

Aprilia rookie Lorenzo Savadori topped a wet second practice for the MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix ahead of Johann Zarco on the Pramac Ducati.

Valentino Rossi: “I deserved” tenth grand prix title

Valentino Rossi has no career regrets ahead of his retirement from MotoGP at the end of 2021, but feels he “deserved” to win an elusive tenth grand prix world title. 

Styrian MotoGP: Nakagami tops FP1 as Pedrosa, Crutchlow mark their returns

LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami topped opening practice for the Styrian Grand Prix as Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow marked their MotoGP comebacks in FP1.

Crutchlow explains decision behind his Austria MotoGP return

Cal Crutchlow says a “too long” gap between his last and next Yamaha test motivated his decision to return to MotoGP in Austria as a stand-in at Petronas SRT.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Valentino Rossi announces retirement

On Thursday ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix, Valentino Rossi announced his retirement from MotoGP at the end of the 2021 season.

Why Rossi hasn’t overstayed his welcome in MotoGP

OPINION: After 22 years in the top flight of grand prix motorbike racing, Valentino Rossi has announced his MotoGP retirement. Having been the championship's main draw for the past two decades, Rossi's declining performances and the birth of his new VR46 team means he hangs up his leathers at the right time

Rossi says racing with VR46 MotoGP team for just one year ‘too risky’

Valentino Rossi “thought deeply” about racing with his own VR46 MotoGP team in 2022 but felt the “risk” was too great for just one season, which helped his retirement decision.

MotoGP riders pay tribute to ‘Michael Jordan of bikes’ Valentino Rossi

Leading MotoGP riders have paid tribute to the retiring Valentino Rossi, with reigning world champion Joan Mir calling him “the Michael Jordan of motorbikes”.

Marc Marquez: Simone Biles 'showed what athletes really feel sometimes'

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says gymnast Simone Biles’ decision to prioritise her mental health during the Tokyo Olympics ‘showed what athletes really feel sometimes’.

Valentino Rossi protégé set for SRT MotoGP move in 2022

Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi is set for a move to Petronas SRT for his 2022 MotoGP debut season, Autosport has learned.

2021 MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix – how to watch, session times & more

MotoGP returns to action at the Red Bull Ring for the 10th round of the 2021 world championship season, the Styrian Grand Prix, following the long summer break.

Crutchlow makes MotoGP return to replace injured Morbidelli

Three-time MotoGP winner Cal Crutchlow will make his racing return next weekend at the Styrian Grand Prix as Franco Morbidelli’s injury replacement at Petronas SRT.

People “forgot” who Marc Marquez was for a while, says Honda MotoGP boss

Honda MotoGP team boss Alberto Puig says “some strange comments” about Marc Marquez’s ability on his return from injury showed some “forgot” who they were talking about.

Lorenzo: Vinales “suffered a lot” due to Quartararo’s speed in MotoGP

Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Maverick Vinales has “suffered a lot” in 2021 with “the speed” of factory Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo.

Rea not ruling out potential MotoGP 2022 switch

Reigning six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea has responded to links to Petronas SRT in MotoGP in 2022, stating “never say never” despite having a multi-year Kawasaki WSBK deal.

Pedrosa to make MotoGP comeback with KTM wildcard in Austria

Retired three-time grand prix motorcycle world champion Dani Pedrosa will make his MotoGP comeback as a KTM wildcard in August’s Styrian Grand Prix.