Straight to the Red Bull Ring for the next attack
A few days after Brno, the Dynavolt Intact GP team is already on its way to the next racing spectacle. In Spielberg on the Red Bull Ring the Austrian Grand Prix awaits Tom Lüthi and Marcel Schrötter this week.
After Tom Lüthi, the runner-up of the World Championship, went away empty-handed last week from Czech Republic, he is glad now that he has a new chance to do better in Austria immediately after the event. In 2017, the Swiss already enjoyed the Red Bull Ring podium being in third place. This year he travels to Styria as Alex Marquez' closest rival. The Spaniard clinched victory in Brno and increased his lead in the Moto2 World Championship to 33 points. Tom Lüthi wants to minimise these as quickly and as much as possible this weekend on the stop-and-go track.
Three days ago in Brno, Marcel Schrötter scored for the tenth time in a row this year. Of course he intends to do the same at the eleventh race of the season. But this week he wants to finish further up, after having been on the podium hunt in the Czech Republic before slipping to sixth place. The 26-year-old has only three points ahead of him to the top three of the overall rankings. Now he finally wants to go back to where he was involved until Le Mans in May. Race after race, including a podium finish at the Sachsenring, the Bavarian has worked his way up again and now has the next opportunity to take the decisive step in Austria.
Jesko Raffin, too, will have to start a next points hunt this weekend in Spielberg. It's time for the second round of the FIM MotoE World Cup. For the 23-year-old Swiss rider, this means that he wants to tie up to a strong Friday in Germany, which he finished as fourth fastest.
The 4.3-kilometre-long Red Bull Ring lies in the middle of the picturesque, green mountain landscape of Austrian Styria. The course offers a height difference of 65 metres, long straights and hard braking zones with 7 right-hand and only 3 left-hand corners.
Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich - Schedule:
Friday, 09th August 2019
Moto3 / FP1 / 09:00 - 09:40
MotoGP / FP1 / 09:55 - 10:40
Moto2 / FP1 / 10:55 - 11:35
ENEL MotoE / FP1 / 11:50 - 12:20
Moto3 / FP2 / 13:15 - 13:55
MotoGP / FP2 / 14:10 - 14:55
Moto2 / FP2 / 15:10 - 15:50
ENEL MotoE / FP2 / 16:50 - 17:20
Saturday, 10th August 2019
ENEL MotoE / FP3 / 08:30 - 08:50
Moto3 / FP3 / 09:00 - 09:40
MotoGP / FP3 / 09:55 - 10:40
Moto2 / FP3 / 10:55 - 11:35
Moto3 / QP1 / 12:35 - 12:50
Moto3 / QP2 / 13:00 - 13:15
MotoGP / FP4/ 13:30 - 14:00
MotoGP / Q1 / 14:10 - 14:25
MotoGP / Q2 / 14:35 - 14:50
Moto2 / QP1 / 15:05 - 15:20
Moto2 / QP2 / 15:30 - 15:45
ENEL MotoE / E-Pole / 16:00 - 16:40
Sunday, 11th August 2019
Moto3 / WARM-UP / 08:20 - 08:40
Moto2 / WARM-UP / 08:50 - 09:10
MotoGP / WARM-UP / 09:20 - 09:40
ENEL MotoE / RACE / 10:00 (8 Laps)
Moto3 / RACE / 11:00
Moto2 / RACE / 12:20 (25 Laps)
MotoGP / RACE / 14:00