After becoming the rider with the joint-fourth most victories in the World Championship (76), level with with Mike Hailwood, the Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish star heads to a track at which he has never won. Stefan Bradl will stand in for Jorge Lorenzo once again.
Marc Márquez will contest his fourth Austrian GP this weekend. Since the Red Bull Ring returned to the World Championship calendar in 2016, it is the only circuit on the current schedule where he has not achieved a victory.
The Repsol Honda Team rider has, however, placed on the podium twice in his three previous visits to Austria (second in 2017 and 2018).
Márquez holds a 63-point lead in the overall standings and has finished either first or second in 9 of the 10 races held so far in 2019 – with a crash at Austin the only blot on his record. The Spaniard has 6 wins and 3 second places to date.
For the third consecutive race, Stefan Bradl will replace Jorge Lorenzo, who is still recovering from his vertebrae injury.