Conditions were dry all day at the Spielberg track. The two Repsol Honda Team riders were able to complete their entire work plan, in preparation for tomorrow's race.
Álex Márquez finished Q1 in seventh position, setting a time of 1:24.370. The Repsol Honda Team rider will start from 16th place on the grid.
Stefan Bradl will take off from the seventh row, just behind Márquez. The German rider finished the day in 20th position, with a top time of 1:24.667.
Austrian GP 2020 - Q2 - Riders statements
“We have changed the bike a lot compared to last weekend and we also wanted to know what direction we had to follow. Fortunately, our pace is looking better than our grid position so I’m hoping to gain some positions tomorrow. But for sure we have a lot of work to do, it’s important to keep working and give our maximum in the race.”
"In the morning I had a small crash, it was high speed but not really big. The plan was to try a slightly different setting on the second bike but the feeling wasn't really what I was expecting and because the other bike was damaged I couldn't improve my lap time in FP3. It's a shame because on Friday we were feeling better about our one lap speed. Then in Free Practice 4 I spent most of it trying to regain my feeling on the bike. For Q1 I improved a bit, but still couldn't find that same speed. We have Warm Up still to work on it and recover this feeling to push in the strong areas of the bike, like corner entry."