MotoGP circus returns to Red Bull Ring

The eleventh race of the season bringd the squad of Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT back to Austria. At the “Red Bull Ring” everyone expects a big spectacle on and offside the track – just like last year at the premiere.

For the second time since 1997 a race of the Motorcycle World Championship will take place in Austria. After 18 years the MotoGP came back at the Red Bull Ring last year – with a lot of success. About 215.00 spectators came to the premiere weekend at the 1996 newly planned circuit in Styria.
The scenic surroundings of the Murtal region not only present great motorsport but also a breath-taking mountain panorama.

The special features of the Austrian circuit are the many altitude differences on the 4,3-kilometre-long track providing an exceptional view over the facility. For the riders this circuit is one of the fastest in the calendar – a challenge for the pilot and his machine.
Following the home race of Jakub Kornfeil where the team once again missed out on their aspiration the Saxony based crew is confronted with a lot of work during this race weekend. A test on Monday should also help the team to boost the performance finally.

Just like every other European race the schedule for the Austrian GP starts with the first Free Practice of the Moto3TM class on Friday at 9am. The race will kick off on Sunday at 11am.

Time Schedule Moto3TM Spielberg Grand Prix:

Friday, 11 August: 09.00 – 09.40 Free Practice 1
Friday, 11 August: 13.10 – 13.50 Free Practice 2
Saturday, 12 August: 09.00 – 09.40 Free Practice 3
Saturday, 12 August: 12.35 – 13.15 Qualifying
Sunday, 13 August: 08.40 – 09.00 Warm up
Sunday, 13 August: 11.00 Race (23 laps)

Photocredit: © [2017] Peugeot Motocycles SAXOPRINT | R. Lekl

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