All of this evening’s sessions at Losail were cancelled due to safety conditions, when large amounts of standing water—left by an overnight rain and a long lunchtime downpour—didn’t dry off throughout the afternoon and evening.
Consequently, grid positions for tomorrow’s 22-lap race will be based on combined free-practice times, meaning that Marc Marquez will start from the front row thanks to his third-best lap time (1’54.912”, set in FP1), while Dani Pedrosa will from 7th seventh place based on his 1’55.113” mark, set in FP3 and just two tenths off a virtual front-row start.
Tomorrow’s warm-ups will be extended to 30 minutes, with the MotoGP session scheduled to start at 4:50 p.m. and the race at 9:00 p.m. local time.
Grid positions based on combined FP time
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 52.772s (171.7km/h) Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati, 2021)|
|Race Lap||1m 54.624s (168.9 km/h) Maverick Viñales (Yamaha,2021)|
|Race Time||42m13.198 (168.2km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2022)|
|2022 Race Winner||Enea Bastianini (Ducati)|