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Austrian MotoGP Qualifying Results | Jorge Martin makes it back-to-back poles

A week on from his maiden MotoGP win, Jorge Martin secures his second pole position in succession at the Red Bull Ring for Pramac Ducati

Jorge Martin - Pramac Racing Ducati


Jorge Martin will start from pole position at the Red Bull Ring for the second time in just a week after successfully completing back-to-back pole positions for the Austrian MotoGP.

The Spaniard scored a sensational maiden MotoGP win for both himself and Pramac Ducati from pole position around the undulating venue only a week ago, but looked up against it to repeat the feat when he failed to automatically progress to Q2 from FP3.

However, after turning on the pace to top Q1, Martin subsequently made the most of the extra track time to wind up to a scintillating final flyer in the closing stages, stopping the clock at 1m 22.643s.

A full three tenths faster than he managed a week earlier, Martin displaced provisional pole sitter Fabio Quartararo from the top spot by 0.030 tenths, though the championship leading Frenchman will be satisfied to have landed a lofty spot on an otherwise trying day for Yamaha.

With four Ducatis inside the top six for the second weekend in a row, Pecco Bagnaia starts in third position on the factory GP21, from Johann Zarco on the sister Pramac bike, while Jack Miller starts from the outside of the third row. 

Marc Marquez penetrated the Ducati stronghold in fifth position, ahead of top Suzuki and Aprilia riders Joan Mir and Aleix Espargaro, while KTM enjoyed a more positive Saturday ahead of its home event with Miguel Oliveira ninth and Brad Binder tenth.

Honda duo Pol Espargaro and Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the third row, followed by Alex Rins, Alex Marquez and Enea Bastianini, who just missed out on the shot of Q2 in 13th, 14th and 15th.

Cal Crutchlow will get underway from 20th and last for the second weekend in row.

2021 Austrian MotoGP | Red Bull Ring | Qualifying RESULTS

2021 Austrian MotoGP | Red Bull Ring | Qualifying RESULTS | Round 11 / 19
PosRiderNat.MotoGP TeamMotoGP BikeTiming
1Jorge MartinESPPramac RacingDucati GP211m 22.677
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Energy Yamaha Yamaha YZF-M11m 23.063
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP211m 23.063
4Johann ZarcoFRAPramac RacingDucati GP211m 23.120
5Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1m 23.227
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP211m 23.320
7Joan MirESPTeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki GSX-RR1m 23.378
8Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia RS-GP1m 23.423
9Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161m 23.499
10Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161m 23.568
11Pol EspargaroESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1m 23.738
12Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda IdemitsuHonda RC213V1m 23.990
13Alex RinsESPTeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki GSX-RR1m 23.470
14Alex MarquezESPLCR Honda CastrolHonda RC213V1m 23.535
15Enea BastianiniITAAvintia EsponsoramaDucati GP191m 23.790
16Iker LecuonaESPTech3 KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161m 23.825
17Luca MariniITASky VR46 EsponsoramaDucati GP191m 23.834
18Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha YZF-M11m 23.989
19Danilo PetrucciITATech3 KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161m 24.405
20Cal CrutchlowGBRPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha YZF-M11m 24.509
WDNMaverick VinalesESPMonster Energy Yamaha Yamaha YZF-M1 
WDNLorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia RS-GP