The 2019 MotoGP™ World Championship season is less than a month away and now the final test in Qatar awaits.
With Marc Marquez joined by Jorge Lorenzo, 2019 is a significant year for the Repsol Honda Team and to commemorate this, the curtain is being lifted to reveal what goes on in the build up to a world championship campaign.
As multiple World Champions, Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo prepare for every aspect of their lives with perfect precision. From training to their testing plans, everything is laid out in perfect detail and this extends to the traditional pre-season photo shoot, the truest sign that the season is about to begin. Today we see how they both prepare for the photo shoot and approach it with their usual professionalism.
Now that the pictures have been taken care of, Marc Marquez will resume pre-season testing at the Losail International Circuit, February 23 – 25. Since the Sepang Test the reigning World Champion has continued his intense physiotherapy programme to continue improving the condition of his shoulder.
The Qatar Test also marks Jorge Lorenzo’s return to action, the five-time champion missing Sepang to focus on recovering from a broken scaphoid in his left wrist.
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 53.680s (170.3km/h) Johann Zarco (Yamaha, 2018)|
|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)|
|2019 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|