Lorenzo out to defend Austrian Grand Prix title

2019 MotoGP Season, Round 11

2019 Austrian Grand Prix 

Red Bull Ring
Spielberg, Austria 
Sunday, 11 August 2019  

The 2019 Austrian Grand Prix will take place in the city of Spielberg on Sunday.
Marc Márquez of Honda
This will be the 11th round of this year's Championship and it will take place at the Red Bull Racing.
It is named the Red Bull Ring as it is owned by Dietrich Mateschitz, who co-founded the Red Bull energy drink company.
Jorge Lorenzo is the defending champion (Austrian Grand Prix) having won last year's race while representing Ducati.
Honda's Marc Márquez and Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso finished second, and third respectively. 
Spanish rider Lorenzo has since joined his countryman Marquez at Honda.
Danilo Petrucci of Ducati
Marquez remains at the top of the riders' standings having collected 210 points and he won the previous race which was the Czech Grand Prix.
Ducati duo of Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci are still placed second, and third respectively with nine races left in the current season.
Honda are also at the top of the manufacturers' standings - 39 points above second-placed Ducati as the battle continues. 
Yamaha are placed third on the standings - 14 points behind Ducati having won only one race this season.
Suzuki's Joan Mir has won two Austrian Grand Prix titles and he will be looking to clinch his third trophy this year.

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2018 Austrian Grand Prix results

Winner: Jorge Lorenzo - Ducati 
Second-Place: Marc Marquez - Honda
Third: Andrea Dovizioso- Ducati

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Published: 08/08/2019