The 2019 MotoGP world championship has reached its 11th round that’s going to take place this weekend at the Red Bull Ring, near the town of Spielberg, Austria. So far it has been a fantastic season with some dramatic races. Marc Marquez has once again showcased incredible talent and racing and is currently leading the world championship.
Here are 5 things you should know about the Austrian GP-
This will be the 28th edition of the Austrian Grand Prix. In the 1970s and 1980s, the race was held at the Salzburgring; in 1996 and in 1997 it took place at the A1-Ring, which was purchased in 2010 by Red Bull and renamed to hold Formula 1 world championship races from 2014 and MotoGP races from 2016.
The top speed record at the Red Bull Ring is held by Ducati and was recorded by Alvaro Bautista in 2016 with 316.5 km/h.
The Austrian circuit has the lowest number of corners in the world championship, just 10: 3 left and 7 right.
Between the finishing line, which is the lowest point of the circuit, and turn 3, there is an elevation change of 65 m.
The Austrian circuit is by far the highest layout in the entire calendar. It is actually 677 metres above sea level (followed by MotorLand Aragón, at 381 MASL).