For the second time in 2020, the MotoGP World Championship will race at the same circuit with both Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl optimistic of improving their pace.
The Grand Prix of Styria will make its debut in the MotoGP World Championship this week, August 21 – 23, at the high-speed Red Bull Ring. Like in Jerez, a second Grand Prix at the same circuit presents the Repsol Honda Team with a unique opportunity to improve and refine the setup of the Honda RC213V even further.
Back-to-back races in Jerez were a big benefit for rookie Alex Marquez who achieved his best MotoGP result to date, eighth, at the Andalucia GP. Although unhappy with how the restarted race went, Alex and his side of the garage did make several steps forward in the first Austrian race and will continue to work as the rookie learns. Alex’s goal for the weekend remains clear: reduce his distance to the front.
Stefan Bradl will continue to fill in for the injured Marc Marquez, the HRC test rider mounting the RC213V for a third time. Bradl has so far had an intense schedule of testing during the race weekend, gaining valuable data for Honda. Above all, the German is hoping for a weekend of steady weather after two sessions missed due to rain upset his flow during the previous weekend.
As always, action begins at 09:55 Local Time on Friday, August 21, for the premier class.