Dovizioso delivers for Ducati at wild Austrian MotoGP as Brad Binder ends 4th

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Andrea Dovizioso won an eventful Austrian MotoGP for Ducati just 24 hours after revealing he would leave the Italian team at the end of the season.
Andrea Dovizioso won an eventful Austrian MotoGP for Ducati on Sunday just 24 hours after revealing he would leave the Italian team at the end of the season.

Spain's Joan Mir on a Suzuki robbed Ducati of a one-two by clinching second spot from Australian Jack Miller with a single corner to spare.

South Africa's Brad Binder, who started in 17th ended the race in 4th.

"That was really strange," said the world championship runner up in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

"For a whole load of reasons," added 'Dovi', who avoided a string of crashes and narrow escapes notably for Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli and Frenchman Johann Zarco.

In a two way tangle on lap eight at the empty Speilberg circuit Yamaha's Morbidelli and Zarco hit the deck at high speed.

Zarco's Ducati carried on without him, cut a corner and narrowly missed the veteran Valentino Rossi, who was clearly shaken by the close shave and who went on to take fifth.

The riderless bike exploded into pieces at a safety barrier scattering debris through the air as the race was red flagged.

Morbidelli was taken away on a stretcher but was later able to walk…
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