2016 Austrian Grand Prix Race Results
Andrea IANNONE (29) Ducati Team DUCATI
Andrea DOVIZIOSO (4) Ducati Team DUCATI
Jorge LORENZO (99) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
Valentino ROSSI (46) Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
Marc MARQUEZ (93), Repsol Honda Team HONDA
Maverick VIÑALES (25) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
Dani PEDROSA (26) Repsol Honda Team HONDA
Scott REDDING (45) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
Bradley SMITH (38) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
Pol ESPARGARO (44) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
Danilo PETRUCCI (9) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
Michele PIRRO (51) OCTO Pramac Yakhnich DUCATI
Loris BAZ (76) Avintia Racing DUCATI
Tito RABAT (53) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS HONDA
Alvaro BAUTISTA (19) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
Yonny HERNANDEZ (68) Aspar Team MotoGP DUCATI
-Michael LAVERTY (70) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA
Stefan BRADL (6) Aprilia Racing Team Gresini APRILIA

DNF - Aleix ESPARGARO (41) Team Suzuki Ecstar SUZUKI
DQ - Hector BARBERA (8) Avintia Racing DUCATI

Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso
Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso finish 1-2 for Ducati Team.©Motorcyclist

Andrea Iannone has taken the first win for the Ducati Team since Casey Stoner rode his red machine across the finish line at Phillip Island in 2010. Iannone held off teammate Andrea Dovizioso as the Ducati duo took off in the second half of the race – and scored a 1-2 victory for the Borgo Panigale factory for the first time since 2007. Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completed the podium in P3 to beat teammate Valentino Rossi to the rostrum – and cut the gap to current points leader Marc Marquez down to less than 50 points.

Ducati Team celebration.
Ducati Team celebration at the Red Bull Ring.©Motorcyclist

Iannone began the race from pole and got a great start off the line to lead into Turn 1, with drama behind as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) went in hot and ran wide in an incident that also affected fast-starting Lorenzo. The Maniac was the only rider to change to the medium rear tire allocation, in addition to suffering with pain in his ribs from a motocross accident, but after being passed by Dovizioso was able to fight back against his compatriot and eventually crossed the line ahead to take the historic win.

Andrea Dovizioso finished his 250th GP start with a P2 podium finish.
Andrea Dovizioso finished his 250th GP start with a P2 podium finish.©Motorcyclist

Dovizioso had an impressive race and led a good many laps at the Red Bull Ring, proving a worthy rival in the duel at the front as the Italian took the fight to his teammate. With a harder tire option than Iannone, the veteran rider was however unable to quite close on his compatriot in the final few laps and crossed the line P2 in his 250th GP start - completing a historic result for the Desmosedici in the first 1-2 for Ducati since Phillip Island in 2007.

Jorge Lorenzo
Jorge Lorenzo finished in P3 ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi in P4.©Motorcyclist

Jorge Lorenzo has had a difficult run in the last few races of 2016, but the reigning Champion showed exactly why he has that title in a calm ride under pressure - getting back onto the podium in P3. A spectacular double overtake early in the race was a highlight for the 5-time world champion as he fought for the lead, before a determined ride ensured the Mallorcan was the only man in the top three of the title standings to gain on a rival in Austria - with leader Marc Marquez in P5 and Rossi in P4.

Rossi, Marc Marquez and Maverick Viñales.
Rossi, Marc Marquez and Maverick Viñales.©Motorcyclist

Marc Marquez suffered a bad crash in FP3 that saw the points leader dislocate his shoulder, but the Spaniard rode on into an impressive top five finish despite the Repsol Honda Team not having tested in Austria. The championship leader held off pressure from Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) throughout to protect his large title margin and do some damage control, with the second Repsol Honda of Dani Pedrosa crossing the line in P7. Scott Redding came through into P8 for another good result for Octo Pramac Yakhnich, ahead of the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha duo of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro.

Scott Redding in P8 was first independent rider.
First independent team ride Scott Redding in P8.©Motorcyclist

The next race sees the paddock move north to Brno in the Czech Republic where the Ducati Team arrive as winners for the first time in six years.

The Austrian GP podium.
The Austrian GP podium.©Motorcyclist
Johann Zarco at Austrian GP
Reigning Moto2 champion Johann Zarco’s Austrian win makes him the most successful French rider in world championship history.©Motorcyclist
Moto3 winner Joan Mir
Leopard Racing rookie Joan Mir converts pole position into a maiden Moto3 victory.©Motorcyclist