The MotoGP class were unable to profit from the final day of testing before the start of the 2015 season, due to rain in the desert. Showers persisted throughout the evening at the Losail circuit, and the session remained red flagged.

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa will now return home for a few days before returning to Qatar for the first round of the Championship next week.

Action will begin in FP1 on Thursday 26th March at 19h55 local time.

Marc Marquez

“It’s a shame this last day was cancelled due to the rain but I’m happy with how we are going into the first race. In time we will see how we do at different circuits, but we can make a positive assessment of our progress this Winter. I can’t wait to start the season here in Qatar, in just a week and a half’s time. It will be interesting because having this test so close to the race will make everything tighter. As you can see from the time sheets from the past two days here, the differences will be very small."

Dani Pedrosa

"Unfortunately, we were unable to go out on track today. We still had some things to test but it was not to be. Testing is over now and we go straight on to the first race, anxious to get the Championship underway. The evolution that we have had in pre-season has been positive and we have improved every day we have ridden the bike. We are in much better shape now compared to the test in Valencia. Now the first race of the year is coming up and we have to get into competition mode!"

Location Information

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event – the Marlboro Grand… read more.

Length 5.380 kilometres / 3.343 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles
Constructed 2004

Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps

www.circuitlosail.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 53.927s (170.003km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2008)
Race Lap 1m 54.927s (168.5 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Time 42m28.452 42s (167.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2016 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)