The fourth race of the season held at Red Bull Ring always presents a unique challenge. First of all, it’s the fastest track on the calendar in terms of average speed. Riders are believed to be using full throttle for 39% of the lap, ten more than the second most ‘gas-happy’ circuit.
Secondly, here there is no room for error. The heavy braking zones entering turns one, three and four demand total precision. Fail to nail the braking marker and it’s easy to go off line and lose crucial time that is close to impossible to recover.
With that unique conditions, PieroRicciuti55_ grabbed the initiative from the start and entered into a race-long duel with the highly experienced Williams_Cristian. The Suzuki Ecstar rider put the pressure on all race, but Piero Ricciuti55_ held on brilliantly for a first win of this year’s Global Series.
Trast73 recovered well from a tough outing at the Sachsenring to come home a solid third in Monster Energy Yamaha colours with RiccardoBottaro64 showing his talent once more with an excellent fourth. Adriaan_26 recovered to fifth, with AndrewZh slightly disappointed with sixth.
Still, it leaves the championship incredibly close, especially when double points are on offer for the final round! The results leave Trast73 at the head of the table, four points clear of Adriaan_26. But there’s almost nothing in it, with PieroRicciuti55_ also four points behind and AndrewZH only nine off the top!
Check out the full standings here