The Repsol Honda Team rider goes fastest on the first day of practice in Spielberg. Stefan Bradl places fifteenth.
Marc Márquez was the quickest rider for much of the first Free Practice session, and finally ended the session second with a 1:24.218 time.
In FP2, the Repsol Honda Team rider was once again the man to beat from the opening moments onwards. He would clock the best time of the first day of the Austrian Grand Prix in the latter stages of the session.
Stefan Bradl, who was 19th in FP1, took a step forward in the afternoon, finishing FP2 in 15th position.