The opening day of the Grand Prix of Qatar saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa wrapping up the Friday evening action at Losail International Circuit in sixth and seventh place respectively and split by 0.001”, both of them less than half of a second down on top.
This year’s revised schedule meant that MotoGP FP1 took place in the afternoon’s daylight, while FP2 was run completely at night. Temperature’s and conditions were therefore quite different between the two sessions, though generally quite warm, with 31°C air, 39°C ground and 24% of humidity in the afternoon, and 25°C air, 27°C ground and 51% of humidity in the evening.
Free Practice 2 Classification
The fabulous Lusail 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|
|Longest straight||1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles|
Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 51.762s (173.2km/h) Luca Marini (Ducati, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m 52.978s (171.4 km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2023)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|
|2023 Race Winner||Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati)|