This weekend will see the Spielberg circuit host the second of two back-to-back MotoGP events, where PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team’s Valentino Rossi will once again be joined by Cal Crutchlow for the AustrianGP.
Having demonstrated good pace throughout the sessions at Spielberg last weekend and scoring valuable points in the race, Rossi will be aiming for more of the same in a few day’s time at the AustrianGP. The Italian has identified areas for improvement and will be focused on making further progress at the Spielberg circuit. With the aim of recording another points-scoring finish, Valentino will also be hoping to join the fight for the top-ten.
Crutchlow, who is deputising for the recovering Franco Morbidelli, completed his first race aboard the PETRONAS Yamaha SRT machine last weekend. The Brit rode a sensible race, making no mistakes, and was able to set several personal best sector times. With another GP at the Spielberg circuit this weekend, Cal will be aiming to use what he learned during the StyrianGP to increase his speed further and continue to make improvements.
Rossi and Crutchlow’s weekend will once again start at 9.55am local time (3.55pm MYT) on Friday with Warm Up, while Sunday’s 28-lap MotoGP race will be at the usual time of 2pm local time (8pm MYT).