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Austria MotoGP: Dovizioso beats Marquez in warm-up

Dovizioso, again using the medium rear tyre that he had opted for in qualifying, was the only rider in the session to dip below 1m24s, posting his best time on the final lap of a 14-lap run.

Marquez soon retook second place and, with four minutes left on the clock, the reigning champion was finally back to the top spot, beating Dovizioso's benchmark by 0.007s.

But the Ducati rider improved twice in the final minutes of the session, capping off warm-up with a 1m23.979s effort at the chequered flag.

Honda works rider Dani Pedrosa moved up from 10th to fourth at the chequered flag, shuffling down Ducati's Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi to fifth and sixth.

Pos.#RiderBikeTimeGap14 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati1'23.979293 Marc Marquez Honda1'24.0960.117325 Maverick Viñales Yamaha1'24.3110.332426 Dani Pedrosa Honda1'24.4350.456599 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati1'24.4490.470646 Valentino Rossi Yamaha1'24.5270.548744 Pol Espargaro KTM1'24.5410.562845 Scott Redding Ducati1'24.5950.616941 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia1'24.5970.6181019 Alvaro Bautista Ducati1'24.6360.657119 Danilo Petrucci Ducati1'24.7120.7331229 Andrea Iannone Suzuki1'24.8340.8551376 Loris Baz Ducati1'24.9220.9431417 Karel Abraham Ducati1'24.9510.9721594 Jonas Folger Yamaha1'25.0031.0241638 Bradley Smith KTM1'25.0351.056178 Hector Barbera Ducati1'25.0631.0841836 Mika Kallio KTM1'25.0841.105195 Johann Zarco Yamaha1'25.1061.1272042 Alex Rins Suzuki1'25.1511.1722143 Jack Miller Honda1'25.2531.2742235 Cal Crutchlow Honda1'25.3411.3622353 Tito Rabat Honda1'25.4251.4462422 Sam Lowes Aprilia1'25.9431.964

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