Miller and Dovizioso, Ducati double on the return to Austria

Four thousandths have separated the Australian and the Italian and the former was three tenths faster in FP1 than last Friday's best time.

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MotoGP has flown since its first outing at the Styrian GP, again at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. No one has been intimidated by the horrifying accident that took place last Sunday, with Zarco and Morbidelli on the ground and with their bikes demonized like real projectiles against Maverick and Rossi, who were not destroyed by a pure miracle. The proof is that Miller, who has set the best time, has already rolled in FP1 three tenths less than the time that Pol used last Friday in this same session to lead the times table. And almost more relevant still, the 21 drivers on the grid finished in the same second. In the same second 21 MotoGP riders!

The Australian finished 1: 23.859 with the Ducati and Bradl, who was the last, achieved the best time 1: 24.914, with which there are exactly 1,055 between the first and the last. Seeing is believing. MotoGP as if it were Moto3 ... Thus, no matter how much reinforcement they have done in the loophole of Turn 2, to try to get the bikes to stop if they crash there again, it's scary to think what might happen there in case of the battle that can be raised in the race with as much equality as it has been seen in the first session of the weekend. Last Sunday he already spent more than one lucky joker, so hopefully there will be no montonera again at that point from 2 to 3, where the pilots go from 300 per hour to 50 to face a 90 degree club.

Returning to the FP1 times table, it should be noted that Ducati starts with a double, because after Miller, Dovizioso, the winner of last Sunday, finished just four thousandths behind. And it is that the Borgo Panigale factory always wins in this circuit since its return to the World Cup calendar. There are already five consecutive victories with Andrea's three, Iannone's and Lorenzo's. Now they are aiming for the sixth, but there is still a lot of fabric to cut.

The first ten places with provisional direct access to Q2 have been for the aforementioned Miller and Dovizioso, plus Oliveira, Nakagami, Mir, Morbidelli, Binder, Lecuona, Maverick and Quartararo. Huge eighth of the rookie Lecuona with the KTM, a bike that is doing great here again as Pol already demonstrated last Sunday. If that race had not been interrupted by a red flag, it is very likely that the one from Granollers would have won it, because he was beginning to escape when the very spectacular accident arrived. His problem at the restart not to shine the same as in the first heat was that he had to change the rear tire. He mounted a soft because he had no more media left. A chore. Now Pol has started 11th. Further back have finished Rins 15th, Álex Márquez 16th, Rabat 19th and Aleix 20th.



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