(From L) Ducati Team's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo, Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Marc Marquez, Ducati Team's Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Italian rider Valentino Rossi, Monster Yamaha Tech 3's French rider Johann Zarco, Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Spanish rider Maverick Vinales compete during the MotoGP Austrian Grand Prix race at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria on August 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jure Makovec (Photo credit should read JURE MAKOVEC/AFP/Getty Images)

Ducati rider Jorge Lorenzo had a good Austrian Grand Prix to eventually cross the line in fourth place overall.

The Spanish rider got a great start from the front row and took the lead on the opening lap, followed by Marquez and Dovizioso.

Jorge stayed in the lead of the race for eleven laps, but was then passed by Dovizioso and the two factory Honda riders, but he defended his fourth place right until the chequered flag.

Thanks to Sunday's result, Lorenzo now lies seventh in the championship with 79 points.

“I think that this was my best race of the year,” Lorenzo said. “I started from the front row, I led the race for 11 laps, and I finished the GP just over six seconds down on the winner. This time we were a bit lacking in power, because from the third lap onwards I had to change the mapping to keep the fuel consumption under control, and above all I was losing a lot on the straights to my rivals.”

“The rear tyre also deteriorated on the right side and I was unable to keep touch with the leading group. Things are going better at every race, I'm riding more convincingly and I'm able to get more out of my bike. We're missing very little, just a couple of tenths, to be able to fight for the win and so we must be satisfied. Congratulations to Andrea, because he deserved to win what was a very difficult race.”