Marc Marquez fought hard for leading the race but finished second with his teammate Dani Pedrosa crossing the finish line just a rank below.
The Austrian MotoGP 2017 was held at the Red Bull Ring race track and the event delighted the audience with a bunch of heart warming action. The Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso grabbed the first position after a long session of an unpredicatable fight with the Honda rider Marc Marquez who consistently tried his best to lead. Honda rider Marquez finished at the second position who was just 0.176 seconds behind the winner while the third position was grabbed by yet another Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.
The initial laps were all taken over Jorge Lorenzo who put behind his own teammate Dovizioso and Marc Marquez. After Lorenzo leading for the first few laps, Marquez further enhanced his efforts and fetched the first position making Lorenzo go wide along a turn and this was followed by Dovizioso overtaking his Ducati teammate for the second position.
Whilst all this action on its way, the Honda rider Dani Pedrosa also showed his mettle by starting eight on the grid but concluding third by the end of the race. During his way to the pole position, Pedrosa left behind several expert riders including Valentino Rossi, Maverick Vinales and Johann Zarco.
As for the top two positions, an exciting scuffle went on for several laps between Marquez and Dovizioso with both trying to stay ahead of each other. Until last corner of the last lap, it was difficult to claim the winner of the Austrian MotoGP 2017. But, the chequered flag was first passed by Andrea Dovizioso leading by not more than 0.176 seconds to that of Marc Marquez’ timing.
It was the third win for the Ducati rider in the 2017 season of MotoGP. The second and third positions were both occupied by Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa respectively. The fourth position was registered by Jorge Lorenzo with Yamaha tech3 rider Johann Zarco finishing behind him.
The Yamaha duet Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi secured the sixth and seventh positions respectively while the Ducati duet Alvaro Bautista and Loris Baz got past the finishing line eight and ninth respectively. Mika Kallio, who rides for the newest MotoGP team KTM, was last in the top ten list.