The MotoGP World Championship lands this weekend at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, where Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini will contest the 10th round of the calendar, the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria.

The Red Bull Ring is a circuit that Ducati has adapted to perfectly over the last few years and this season it will host two consecutive Grand Prix races. A total of 4.318 kilometres, made up of 10 corners and steep gradients make Spielberg a very distinctive track.

Bastianini and Marini are currently 16th and 20th in the overall standings respectively. Both riders, who have completed a great first half of the year of learning and adaptation, are motivated to face the weekend in Austria after the summer break.

The first free practice for the premier class of the Styrian Grand Prix will start on Friday at 9:55am.

“We are coming to Austria, a circuit I like a lot. I don’t know how it will be with MotoGP, but I’m full of energy. During the break I have tried to relax but also to stay fit, because MotoGP is a very complicated category and I would like to adapt immediately. The Ducati is a bike that is perfectly suited to this track and it has worked very well over the last few years, so we will do our best to get the best possible result.”

“I’m happy to be back racing, it’s been a long summer break. I can’t wait to get back to work and back on the bike. We arrive in Austria, a very special circuit, with few corners and which I like. Ducati has always done well here, and our goal is to get closer to the leaders and score points. We are going to run two races in a row at this circuit, and I’m sure that in the second week the gap will be even smaller, which is another reason to work well from the first GP.”