Rain halts final day of pre-season testing
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.
“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."
"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!"
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)|