Andrea Iannone pole position
Andrea Iannone, who will ride for Team Suzuki Ecstar next season, starts from pole position for the second time in his career.©Motorcyclist

Austrian GP Qualifying Order
1. Andrea IANNONE (29) Ducati Team DUCATI
2. Valentino ROSSI (46) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO (4) Ducati Team DUCATI
4. Jorge LORENZO (99) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
5. Marc MARQUEZ (93), Repsol Honda Team HONDA
6. Maverick VIÑALES (25) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
8. Scott REDDING (45) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
9. Aleix ESPARGARO (41) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
10. Hector BARBERA (8) Avintia Racing DUCATI
11. Eugene LAVERTY (50) Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI
12. Dani PEDROSA (26) Repsol Honda Team HONDA
13. Danilo PETRUCCI (9) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
14. Bradley SMITH (38) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
15. Pol ESPARGARO (44) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
16. Yonny HERNANDEZ (68) Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI
17. Michele PIRRO (51) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
18. Tito RABAT (53) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
19. Alvaro BAUTISTA (19) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
20. Jack MILLER (43) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
21. Stefan BRADL (6) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
22. Loris BAZ (76) Avintia Racing DUCATI

Andrea Iannone has taken an incredible last dash pole position at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, as the Italian came out on top in a four-way shootout at the front. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from the middle of the front row, ahead of the second Desmosedici of Andrea Dovizioso.

Iannone, who is riding through the pain of an injury sustained during a motocross incident during the summer break, was the last man to cross the line and made it count – taking the honors after the flag had dropped and knocking fellow Italian Valentino Rossi off the top. The Ducati rider, who is set to move to Team Suzuki Ecstar next season, sealed his second pole position of his career after dueling with his teammate for supremacy throughout the weekend.

The Doctor, VR46
The Doctor will start from the middle of the front row.©Motorcyclist

Valentino Rossi, who briefly led the way in the final seconds, leapt up the timesheets in Q2 to get involved in the fight for pole. The 9-time world champion will surely be satisfied with a front row start and an incredible improvement for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team after struggling for pace during some sessions of the weekend so far. Rossi took his first pole in the world championship at the track, almost twenty years ago.

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Andrea Dovizioso topped the timesheets ahead of the session but was unable to beat his teammate to the top. He starts from P3.©Motorcyclist

Andrea Dovizioso, who topped the timesheets ahead of the session, was unable to beat his teammate to the top but has spent much of the weekend focusing on long run pace – something that could play into his hands as the race gets underway on Sunday. With the battle close at the top and the strong points of the Ducati lending the Italian a natural advantage on race day, the front row start could be important.

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The defending World Champion Jorge Lorenzo leads the second row in P4.©Motorcyclist

Early pacesetter Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) looked set for pole until the final laps of the session, with the reigning world champion pulling some incredible form out of the bag to get involved in the shootout at the front. Points leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), after dislocating his shoulder in a crash in FP3, put in a valiant qualifying run to start the race from the middle of the front row, ahead of compatriot Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), who completed the all-Spanish second row.

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez leads the World Championship points chase going into the Austrian Grand Prix.©Motorcyclist

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) and Aleix Espargaro (Team Suzuki Ecstar) completed row 3, with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) beating first time Q2 participant Eugene Laverty (PULL&BEAR Aspar Team) to P10. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) suffered the most in the session, ending up P12 but having made big progress since a Friday morning crash set his weekend off on the wrong foot – the Sabadell native went two seconds quicker on Saturday.

Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar)
Team Suzuki Ecstar's Maverick Viñales.©Motorcyclist