MotoGP: Zarco tops Practice 1 with Red Bull Ring lap record

It’s safe to say Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) has come out the blocks firing at the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich as the Frenchman set a new Red Bull Ring lap record in MotoGP™ FP1. His 1:22.827 was 0.798s faster than second place Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) as Alex Rins makes it two Team Suzuki Ecstar’s in the top three.

Fourth fastest Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) was the only other rider to get within a second of Zarco’s blistering time on Friday morning, as Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) completed the top five despite encountering a small issue with his RS-GP in FP1. World Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) also suffered an issue at the end of the session, the Frenchman was P6.

Beautiful morning at the Red Bull Ring

Practice 1 Results

Pos Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Johann Zarco Ducati 22 1m22.827s 0.000s
2 Joan Mir Suzuki 20 1m23.625s 0.798s
3 Alex Rins Suzuki 22 1m23.730s 0.903s
4 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 21 1m23.790s 0.963s
5 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 16 1m23.841s 1.014s
6 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 21 1m23.865s 1.038s
7 Alex Marquez Honda 20 1m23.881s 1.054s
8 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 23 1m23.903s 1.076s
9 Marc Marquez Honda 22 1m23.967s 1.140s
10 Jorge Martin Ducati 21 1m24.044s 1.217s
11 Pol Espargaro Honda 22 1m24.097s 1.270s
12 Enea Bastianini Ducati 22 1m24.237s 1.410s
13 Luca Marini Ducati 23 1m24.330s 1.503s
14 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 23 1m24.335s 1.508s
15 Miguel Oliveira KTM 22 1m24.347s 1.520s
16 Brad Binder KTM 24 1m24.492s 1.665s
17 Jack Miller Ducati 22 1m24.528s 1.701s
18 Danilo Petrucci KTM 21 1m24.755s 1.928s
19 Iker Lecuona KTM 21 1m24.792s 1.965s
20 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 21 1m25.295s 2.468s