Dovizioso pips Marquez to win Austrian MotoGP | Daily News

Dovizioso pips Marquez to win Austrian MotoGP

Spielberg, Sunday: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso won the Austrian MotoGP on Sunday to slightly close the gap between him and runaway championship leader Marc Marquez. Italian Dovizioso is still 58 points behind five-time world champion Marquez despite pipping the Honda rider on the final lap to gain his first race win since the season opener in Qatar.

“I didn’t think I could overtake on the last corner but it was the last one and I absolutely had to try,” Dovizioso, 33, said.

“I felt incredibly strong at that point and sometimes you have to try something crazy.”

Marquez, who is yet to win in Austria during his illustrious career, praised Dovizioso’s performance.

“I’m happy because I finished second, of course we missed the last corner but I was sliding a lot on the rear tire,” Marquez told broadcaster BT Sport.

“Dovi did an incredible job and at the moment we are leading by 58 points, so we have to continue on the same way.”

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo completed the podium and Australian Jack Miller was one of four riders who fell during the race. -AFP


 

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