GP Styria 2020: resounding victory for Miguel Oliveira!



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GP Styria 2020: resounding victory for Miguel Oliveira!

Miguel Oliveira won the 2020 Styrian GP, ​​ending Ducati's dominance of the Red Bull Ring after five editions. The Austrian brand wins for the first time on the home circuit (with Espargaró third) and, great joy, loses the concessions.

Oliveira is the fourth different winner in five races, further proof of a very open World Championship. Fabio Quartararo remains at the top of the championship standings, but his lead of 11 points, after the bad performance in Styria, was reduced to 3 points over Andrea Dovizioso.

Oliveira's wins, Vinales's accident

Great regret for the Spaniard Mir, until the interruption caused by the accident in Vinales, who crashed at 230 times with great fear but nothing broken, leading with a 2.4 second advantage.

With the second start the ranking was overturned. Gritty Miller engaged in a good duel with Espargaró, while Oliveira recovered quickly. The Australian and the Catalan did not regret the overtaking between Dovizioso and Marquez of the past years, but the last overtaking was fatal for both and in the end the Portuguese took advantage.

Once again the Austrian one proved to be in favor of faster bikes. The Yamahas struggling with various problems, tires, power and brakes. Vinales paid more than anyone who had already had a bad time on the Sunday before with Zarco's bike passed him in flight a few cm from the helmet.

Best of all, once again, Valentino Rossi. Morbidelli was only fifteenth, finished behind Zarco, who started from the pit lane. The precedents races Andrea Dovizioso won last race in Austria. Brad Binder wins the Berno GP ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Johann Zarco.

An atypical and unpredictable podium on the eve of the race. This is the first MotoGP victory for a South African rider, who brings his country's flag to the top step of the podium for the first time. In second place Franco Morbidelli, after leading two thirds of the race.

Third place for Zarco's Ducati, which started from pole position. Fabio Quartararo won the second consecutive GP of the season, on the same track of the first MotoGP World Championships last week. But behind him a pair of Yamaha marked the border with the others.

The third, Valentino Rossi's one, after a long and exciting duel with Maverick Vinales after holding the second position with his teeth, one after the other, with the bike widening, the tire giving way. With the teammate who was trying to remedy a mistake in the start, a wrong break on the first lap that opened the door for Valentino.

A second mistake to think about, after the unfortunate choice of the soft front tire last Sunday. He hit the podium, the gypsy, but in the meantime Quartararo fled. With a staggering step. It was what Marquez feared, the spring that pushed him to try, unless he gave up.

All Yamaha podium with Rossi fighting as always at 41 years-old. A tough nut to crack for the young Vinales who passed him two laps from the end. But what a battle! On the finish line a second to separate them, in the middle of 26 years of difference.

The Doctor did not pay the age, on the contrary physically he was in excellent shape on the 46th, but the chronic consumption of his rear tire, with the heat that in Jerez. The enormous regret remains for a podium where at least two Italians could have been.

Bagnaia saw his Ducati's engine go up in smoke six laps from the end, while he was chasing Quartararo after passing Rossi. Morbidelli turned off the bike nine laps from the finish after grabbing fourth place, a bit like what happened to Rossi last Sunday.