Dust and sand drastically limited running on the final day of testing, the red flag brought out to allow the circuit to be cleaned at one stage.
Completing only eight laps on the final day, Pol Espargaro ended the final day of testing in fifth with a 2’01.303 – this time was seven seconds off his best lap of the test. Despite the lacklustre end, Espargaro and the entire Repsol Honda Team leave very pleased with the foundations they built over the five days.
Stefan Bradl entered the track after the red flag allowed for the track to be cleaned. Like Espargaro, his laps were limited and Bradl set a best time of 1’49.432 to end the day second.
Action resumes at the Losail International Circuit on Friday, March 26 as Free Practice 1 at 15:40 Local Time marks the official start of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship season.
Qatar Test Two - Day Three
|1||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing||KTM||1'58.157|
|2||Bradl Stefan||6||GER||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.275|
|3||Nakagami Takaaki||30||JPN||LCR Honda||Honda||1.657|
|4||Binder Brad||33||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||2.984|
|5||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||3.146|
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|
|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||42m28.452 42s (167.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)|
|2021 Race Winner||Race 1: Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) || Race 2: Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)|