The morning after a thrilling and intense battle at the Red Bull Ring, Neil Morrison and David Emmett sat down in a garden in Austria to review the race and the drama which surrounded it. There was a lot to talk about.
The scale of the drama at the race meant we had to tackle the off-track stuff first. The huge news came on Sunday night, that Johann Zarco asked to be released from his contract with KTM for 2020, and will not be riding the bike next season. We talk about how Zarco came to his decision, what changed his mind, what his options are, and what KTM's options are for replacing him.
The Zarco news managed to overshadow what would normally have been a bombshell in its own right, that Jorge Lorenzo was looking for a way out of his contract, and talking to Ducati about a switch to the Pramac team for 2020, or possibly a ride with the factory squad in 2021. There were also rumors linking Lorenzo the Petronas Yamaha team. We delve into that next, and talk about the effect it had on Jack Miller, and how the situation returned to normal by the end of Sunday evening.
There was a race, of course, and we talk about that as well. About how Andrea Dovizioso beat Marc Marquez again, about whether the fact that Marquez still hasn't won at the Red Bull Ring troubles him, and what it all means for the championship. We finish off as always with our winners and losers.
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