MotoGP is back!

MotoGP field
Marc Marquez, GP de Alemania 2016” by Box Repsol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This weekend MotoGP and therefore also Moto2 and Moto3 return to action as they head to Austria for the tenth round of the season.

Current Top Threes

In MotoGP Marc Marquez currently heads the standings with 170 points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo on 122 and Valentino Rossi on 111 points.

Marquez
Marc Marquez, GP de Alemania 2016” by Box Repsol is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Marquez is the more in form of the three having achieved four consecutive top two finishes. All three riders however have won from the Italian Grand Prix onwards, but whilst Marquez has been finishing on the podium the two Yamaha riders have both retired at least once and haven’t achieved any additional podium finishes, aside from their individual victories.

In Moto2 reigning champion Johann Zarco leads the standings on 151 points ahead of Alex Rins (126) and Sam Lowes (121).

Zarco is the most inform of the three having achieved three victories and a further podium finish from the Italian Grand Prix onwards. Both Alex Rins and Sam Lowes have retired from a Grand Prix (both at the German Grand Prix) and have only achieved one podium finish each.

Johann Zarco
Johann Zarco-circuito de Cataluna” by Alberto Gonzalez Rovira is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Lastly there is Moto3 which is currently being led by South African, Brad Binder on 159 points ahead of Jorge Navarro (112) and Italian Romano Fenati (93).

Binder is the more consistent having claimed a victory in Italy, a second in Catalunya and further point finishes at Assen and Sachsenring. Navarro however had to miss the Dutch TT due to injury and retired in Italy. Finally, Fenati also retired in Italy and has since only claimed two fourth place finishes in Catalunya and Assen before finishing outside the points in Germany.

Austrian Grand Prix

MotoGP returns to Austria having not raced in the country since 1997. The sport back then had the 125cc, 250cc and 500cc categories. Honda took a clean sweep in 1997 as Japanese Noboru Ueda (125cc), Frenchman Olivier Jacque (250cc) and Australian Mick Doohan (500c) all won on Hondas.

MotoGP Austrian GP

 

 

 

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