what to expect from the Red Bull Ring this weekend

Jorge Lorenzo had another good race finishing second behind his team mate to take his third podium of the season, the other two both being wins. He has now equalled his number of podium finishes for the 2017 season, though none of those were race wins.

Once again the MotoGP class served up brilliant racing with the time difference between the first and tenth finishers official the closest ever with 8.326 seconds separating race winner Dovizioso and Iannone in tenth. In terms of shortest time separating the top ten finishers three of the all time top ten have now come in 2018. The other two races that feature are Assen and Losail in 3rd and 6th respectively.

Last years race at the Red Bull Ring was the fastest of the year with Dovizioso recording an average speed of 113.46 mph a record for the MotoGP class.

1 Marc Marquez Honda 181 points

2 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 132

3 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 113

4 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 109

5 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 105

6 Johann Zarco Yamaha 97

Moto 2

Moto2 has a new series leader, Miguel Oliveira, who finished runner-up to Britain’s Danny Kent in the 2015 Moto3 championship now heads the title race after taking his second victory of the season in Brno. He is only the second rider after previous leader Francesco Bagnaia to taste victory on more than one occasion in 2018. Bagnaia has four wins to date.

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