Pol Espargaro rides the Repsol Honda Team RC213V for the first time while Stefan Bradl continues development work.

New signing Pol Espargaro’s first ride on the RC213V was one of the main talking points of the opening day, Espargaro delighted with his first run as he accomplished a childhood dream. It was an overall productive first day at the Losail International Circuit for the Repsol Honda Team with Stefan Bradl showing strong pace on the 2021 machine. Preparations for the 2021 MotoGP season now continue over the coming days in Qatar.

Day 1 in Qatar

Location Information

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
Width 12 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles
Constructed 2004

Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps

www.circuitlosail.com

Records

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)