Styria vs Austria: winners and losers after Friday’s action

On the other hand, it wasn’t a good day at the office for Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT). The Frenchman said: “Our pace is terrible. We’re losing a lot of performance in the tyres, I have the same feeling as Brno,” with Quartararo finishing 14th on the combined standings. At the same point last weekend, El Diablo was 10th and half a second away. He’s slipped to seven tenths adrift from Espargaro and more importantly, for the Championship, Quartararo seemingly can’t live with Dovizioso pace.