Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) was the quickest rider after FP1 at the myWorld Austrian Grand Prix after setting a 1:24.193 on Friday morning. 2019 winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sits 0.044 off the number 44 in second place, with Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) third on the timesheets.
It was an important session for the MotoGP riders, with rain looking like it could affect proceedings in FP2 – and potentially FP3 too. That meant the premier class needed to take advantage of the dry Red Bull Ring and get themselves into the top 10, just in case the heavens open in FP2 and FP3 before qualifying. At their home Grand Prix, KTM’s Pol Espargaro was a leading figure throughout at the top of the times, with Dovizioso also looking strong from the get-go.
|3||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda||0.185s|
|5||Franco Morbidelli||Petronas Yamaha||0.395s|
|6||Johann Zarco||Avintia Ducati||0.462s|
|7||Miguel Oliveira||Tech3 KTM||0.525s|
|8||Jack Miller||Pramac Ducati||0.531s|
|10||Fabio Quartararo||Petronas Yamaha||0.560s|
|14||Cal Crutchlow||LCR Honda||0.751s|
|15||Iker Lecuona||Tech3 KTM||0.798s|
|17||Michele Pirro||Pramac Ducati||0.959s|
|22||Tito Rabat||Avintia Ducati||1.536s|