Austrian Moto GP

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ByTheMinMotoGP

Good afternoon everyone! Welcome to BTM coverage of the Moto GP of Austria from the Red Bull Ring. We're back after the summer break with two races this week - Austria today and the Czech Republic next week. @Ugster1 with you for both.

Marquez leads the world championship, but he crashed yesterday and dislocated his shoulder. Naturally, as these guys are nutters, he's on the grid and expecting to be competitive today.

So a lot of points available over the next seven days - could be a key week for the championship. So, let's see how they line up...

Gird, Iannone on poll: Iannone, Rossi, Dovizioso Lorenzo, Marquez, Vinales Crutchlow, Redding, Espargaro (A) Barbera, Laverty, Pedrosa Petrucci, Smith, Espargaro (P) Hernandez, Pirro, Rabat Bautista, Bradl, Baz

Warm up lap done, start imminent...

AND WE'RE OFF! 28 laps to go, Iannone from Dovi from Rossi on the first lap.

Rossi lost his second place off the line, but gets it back...and then takes the lead over the line at the end of the first lap!

Not for long though - Iannone retakes the lead, and Lorenzo now through into second. Dovi third, Rossi fourth.

26 laps to go: All still very close at the front, fair bit of chopping and changing. Remains Iannone from Lorenzo at the front.

25 laps to go: Rossi going backwards now after the good start - Marquez now passes him to move into fourth.