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RED BULL RING – FAST FACT | MotoGP | Sport

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1 Marc Marquez has qualified on pole for the third successive race. The last time he was on pole at three or more successive races was in 2014. 

2 The Red Bull Ring is the only circuit on the current Grand Prix schedule where Marquez has not had a victory in the MotoGP class.

3 Andrea Dovizioso, who finished second in Austria last year, will start from his best grid position of the year so far and from the front row for just the second time in 2017. 

4 Jorge Lorenzo starts from third place on the grid, which is his second front row start of the year. Lorenzo finished third last year in Austria and was the only none Ducati rider on the podium.

5 This is the first time since the Austrian Grand Prix last year that both factory Ducati riders have qualified together on the front row.

6 The top Yamaha rider in qualifying is Maverick Viñales in fourth, which is his best grid position since he was on pole at Mugello.

7 The best qualifier from the Independent Team riders is Danilo Petrucci in fifth place on the grid, which is the fifth time this year he has qualified inside the top six

8 Taking the final place on the second row is Johann Zarco, who won the Moto2 race last year in Austria from pole position.

9 Heading the third row is Valentino Rossi, who has not finished on the podium in a dry weather race since the third event of the year in Austin.

10 In eighth place on the grid is Dani Pedrosa, who has finished on the podium six times in the last eight races. The Red Bull Ring is the only circuit on the current schedule where Pedrosa has not had a podium finish in the MotoGP class.

11 Cal Crutchlow starts from ninth place on the grid, which is his worst qualifying result since the Catalan Grand Prix.

12 Andrea Iannone, who won last year in Austria, heads the fourth row, which is his best qualifying result since the Spanish GP earlier this year.

Marquez, Austrian MotoGP 2017