MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Doha Moto3 Warm Up Result: Masia Leads Migno

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'06.482    
2 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.507 0.025 0.025
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'06.661 0.179 0.154
4 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'06.711 0.229 0.050
5 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'06.732 0.250 0.021
6 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'06.856 0.374 0.124
7 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'06.973 0.491 0.117
8 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'07.009 0.527 0.036
9 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'07.086 0.604 0.077
10 17 John McPhee Honda 2'07.203 0.721 0.117
11 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'07.216 0.734 0.013
12 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'07.358 0.876 0.142
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'07.423 0.941 0.065
14 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'07.453 0.971 0.030
15 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'07.456 0.974 0.003
16 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'07.528 1.046 0.072
17 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.554 1.072 0.026
18 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'07.578 1.096 0.024
19 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.663 1.181 0.085
20 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'07.700 1.218 0.037
21 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.726 1.244 0.026
22 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'07.805 1.323 0.079
23 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'07.889 1.407 0.084
24 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'08.021 1.539 0.132
25 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'08.259 1.777 0.238
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'08.263 1.781 0.004
27 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'08.695 2.213 0.432
28 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'09.136 2.654 0.441
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha MotoGP Qualifying Result: A Better Launch Than Elon's

The floodlights of Losail offered the perfect spotlight for the premier class qualifying show and Q1 already suggested that pole position was never going to be an easy bet but Q2 took it up a notch. Although parc ferme was always likely to be painted red, the eventual line-up wasn’t all that expected. Rocket rookie Jorge Martin started the session at the top of the timesheets but it seemed like championship leader Maverick Vinales had the measure of him – and everyone else – as he left the pits all guns blazing for his second run. Although the Yamaha man’s lap looked like a solid bid for pole, Martin found something special and grabbed a phenomenal pole position on only his second race in the premier class.

To complete a perfect Saturday for the Pramac crew, Johann Zarco joined his teammate in parc ferme, having taken second position on the grid and demoting Vinales to third for only four thousandths of a second. Jack Miller obviously hoped for more than fourth judging by his stomping back to the pits, while Fabio Quartararo was the only other blotch of blue paint in an otherwise red two front rows, closed by last week’s poleman Pecco Bagnaia.

Aleix Espargaro carries on shining on the Aprilia, this time in seventh position, being joined by the two Suzukis on the third row of the grid. Alex Rins and Joan Mir were separated by only four hundredths of a second, although the world champion had a much more eventful evening after fighting his way through Q1. Franco Morbidelli could not quite match his factory colleagues’ speed and will start from the fourth row of the grid, ahead of the only Honda in Q2, Stefan Bradl and top KTM and Q1 escapee Miguel Oliveira.

In a highly competitive Q1 session, rookie Luca Marini missed out on Q2 for only eighth thousandths of a second, after getting a helpful tow from Alex Marquez and demoting the Spaniard to 14th on the grid. The other side of the Tavullia household did not fare quite as well, Valentino Rossi finding himself in a fairly unusual 21st grid position.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'53.106    
2 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'53.263 0.157 0.157
3 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'53.267 0.161 0.004
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'53.303 0.197 0.036
5 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'53.469 0.363 0.166
6 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'53.654 0.548 0.185
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'53.705 0.599 0.051
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'53.745 0.639 0.040
9 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'53.785 0.679 0.040
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'53.794 0.688 0.009
11 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'54.224 1.118 0.430
12 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'55.096 1.990 0.872
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'53.931    
Q2 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'54.220 0.289 0.289
13 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'54.228 0.297 0.008
14 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'54.261 0.330 0.033
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'54.402 0.471 0.141
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'54.481 0.550 0.079
17 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'54.528 0.597 0.047
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'54.555 0.624 0.027
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'54.632 0.701 0.077
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'54.731 0.800 0.099
21 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'54.881 0.950 0.150
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'55.823 1.892 0.942
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha MotoGP FP4 Result: Zarco Takes Control

Despite the still significant amount of dust and sand making it look like rain when riders got off the racing line, the premier class made good use of their final practice session. Amongst the standout performances of the evening was FP4 leader Johann Zarco, the Frenchman taking control of the timesheets early on and following it up with an impressive series of mid to high 1:54s. Equally impressive was QatarGP victor Maverick Vinales, who finished the session second and with impressive pace of his own, while Joan Mir quickly joined to top three and 1:54 club once he swapped to the soft rear tyre after a short stint on the medium. Fabio Quartararo in fourth was another of the excellently consistent performers in FP4 and three tenths off top spot.

Franco Morbidelli was best of the rest in fourth and the only other rider to post a time in the 1:54s, while Alex Rins made some late progress into the top five. Aleix Espargaro continues his fine run inside the top ten with seventh position, ahead of top rookie Jorge Martin. Pecco Bagnaia could not quite replicate last week’s performance but kept close in ninth, while Stefan Bradl held onto the top ten despite a late and fairly unsual crash for the Honda rider. Jack Miller did not have much to prove after topping practice on Friday evening but ended the session down in 18th spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'54.543    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'54.698 0.155 0.155
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'54.828 0.285 0.130
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'54.855 0.312 0.027
5 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'54.995 0.452 0.140
6 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'55.152 0.609 0.157
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.203 0.660 0.051
8 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'55.217 0.674 0.014
9 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'55.253 0.710 0.036
10 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'55.344 0.801 0.091
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'55.348 0.805 0.004
12 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'55.385 0.842 0.037
13 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'55.419 0.876 0.034
14 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'55.495 0.952 0.076
15 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'55.520 0.977 0.025
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'55.656 1.113 0.136
17 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'55.696 1.153 0.040
18 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'55.747 1.204 0.051
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'55.755 1.212 0.008
20 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'55.917 1.374 0.162
21 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.988 1.445 0.071
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'56.421 1.878 0.433
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha Moto2 Qualifying Result: Double Delight

The intermediate class took their turn to brave the wind and dust of Losail in search of the second pole position reward of the season but Sam Lowes got greedy and can now wear one Tissot watch on each wrist after scoring back to back pole positions in Qatar. Remy Gardner was a strong contender but the Australian could have used a tow to be able challenge for pole, so he had to settle for second on the grid. Marco Bezzecchi completes a front row of title hopefuls, one tenth of a second slower than the leader.

Raul Fernandez keeps forgetting that he’s a rookie and climbs onto the second row of the grid, just a tenth off front row, while Jake Dixon fought through Q1 to equal his best qualifying position in fifth. Ai Ogura added another impressive rookie to the second row of the grid, the Japanese rider six tenths off pole. Fabio Di Giannantonio will be hoping for another podium from seventh on the grid, being joined by Joe Roberts and Aron Canet on row three.

Augusto Fernandez rounded out the top ten and opens fourth row ahead of Stefano Manzi and the surprise of Q1, Albert Arenas, who demoted Xavi Vierge from Q2 positions. Jorge Navarro led the way in the first qualifying session but could not replicate that speed the second time around and the Spaniard will have a lot of work to do from 17th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'59.055    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'59.192 0.137 0.137
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'59.327 0.272 0.135
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.441 0.386 0.114
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.443 0.388 0.002
6 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.692 0.637 0.249
7 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.696 0.641 0.004
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.727 0.672 0.031
9 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'59.785 0.730 0.058
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.809 0.754 0.024
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.870 0.815 0.061
12 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.885 0.830 0.015
13 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 2'00.012 0.957 0.127
14 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'00.040 0.985 0.028
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'00.077 1.022 0.037
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'00.108 1.053 0.031
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'00.142 1.087 0.034
18 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'00.532 1.477 0.390
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'59.592    
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.827 0.235 0.235
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.913 0.321 0.086
Q2 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.987 0.395 0.074
19 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'00.091 0.499 0.104
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'00.092 0.500 0.001
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'00.131 0.539 0.039
22 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.232 0.640 0.101
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'00.448 0.856 0.216
24 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'00.581 0.989 0.133
25 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'00.738 1.146 0.157
26 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'00.929 1.337 0.191
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'01.466 1.874 0.537
28 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 2'03.113 3.521 1.647
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha Moto3 Qualifying Result: A Tale Of Two Poles

The wind that so strongly affected the final practice sessions calmed down just a little bit by the time qualifying came around and allowed the dust to settle – but not for long, as the Moto3 typhoon hit next. In the end, it was hardly a surprise seeing championship leader Jaume Masia grab a Tissot watch for the third time in his career after securing pole position by a tenth of a second. His closest rival was compatriot Sergio Garcia, who will need to follow it up with another strong performance on Sunday, as the Spaniard takes “pole” in pitlane after being penalised with a pitlane start for irresponsible riding in FP2. That promotes teammates Jeremy Alcoba and Gabriel Rodrigo to the front row of the grid.

Tatsuki Suzuki left it until the very last minute to post a time in Q2 but it worked out for him and the SIC58 rider qualified fifth, opening the second row of the grid due to the penalty ahead. Andrea Migno was on a roll in Q2 after topping Q1 and led the way early on, before getting demoted to a still decent sixth place. Last week’s poleman Darryn Binder found himself at the helm of a big group and had to do it all on his own but he was still fast enough to close the second row of the grid.

John McPhee was three thousandths of a second slower than his teammate and will open the third row of the grid ahead of what was supposed to be Pedro Acosta, but the rookie also got a slap on the wrist all the way to pitlane, promoting fellow rookie Izan Guevara and Jason Dupasquier to row three. Joining Garcia and Acosta in the pitlane will be Romano Fenati, Stefano Nepa, Dennis Foggia, Riccardo Rossi and Deniz Oncu, while rookie Xavier Artigas qualified 16th, is due to start 12th and has a double long lap penalty to serve in tomorrow’s race following the incident in last Sunday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'05.913    
2 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'06.012 0.099 0.099
3 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'06.158 0.245 0.146
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'06.346 0.433 0.188
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'06.407 0.494 0.061
6 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.619 0.706 0.212
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'06.643 0.730 0.024
8 17 John McPhee Honda 2'06.646 0.733 0.003
9 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'06.829 0.916 0.183
10 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'06.833 0.920 0.004
11 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'06.967 1.054 0.134
12 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'07.025 1.112 0.058
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'07.108 1.195 0.083
14 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'07.145 1.232 0.037
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'07.197 1.284 0.052
16 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.252 1.339 0.055
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'07.429 1.516 0.177
18 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.498 1.585 0.069
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.925    
Q2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.034 0.109 0.109
Q2 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.043 0.118 0.009
Q2 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'07.354 0.429 0.311
19 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.541 0.616 0.187
20 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'07.661 0.736 0.120
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'07.749 0.824 0.088
22 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'07.948 1.023 0.199
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'07.994 1.069 0.046
24 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'08.011 1.086 0.017
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'08.011 1.086  
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'08.233 1.308 0.222
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'08.469 1.544 0.236
28 53 Deniz Öncü KTM      
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha MotoGP FP3 Result: Quartararo Fastest In Dusty Doha

The premier class started their third practice session in such poor visibility due to dust being blown around the track that even the bright orange KTM machines were difficult to recognise at times. Understandably, not many riders were tempted to join the action from the very beginning (or at all) but Fabio Quartararo started and ended the session at the top of the timesheets. The Frenchman’s final flying lap put him nearly three tenths of a second ahead of Alex Rins but was almost three seconds slower than the benchmark set on Friday. Rins was closely followed by teammate Mir, who put in a solid run on used soft tyres but the world champion will be taking another trip through Q1 later on.

Danilo Petrucci joined the action late, for a handful of laps, and one of those pushed him up to fourth, ahead of Maverick Vinales, but only the Spaniard had secured a Q2 position. Franco Morbidelli in sixth spot will be joining his colleague in Q2, unlike the rest of the top ten positions in FP3, occupied by Enea Bastianini, Alex Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Pol Espargaro. Although Pecco Bagnaia, Stefan Bradl and Aleix Espargaro were in no rush to climb up the timesheets in the afternoon session, the trio were safely inside the combined top ten. The Ducati trio of Johann Zarco, Jorge Martin and the fastest man over the three sessions, Jack Miller, decided there was nothing to learn in these conditions and did not join the action at any point.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'56.064    
2 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.347 0.283 0.283
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'56.450 0.386 0.103
4 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'56.614 0.550 0.164
5 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'56.647 0.583 0.033
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'56.660 0.596 0.013
7 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'56.668 0.604 0.008
8 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'56.701 0.637 0.033
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.718 0.654 0.017
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'56.789 0.725 0.071
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'56.855 0.791 0.066
12 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.933 0.869 0.078
13 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.981 0.917 0.048
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'57.335 1.271 0.354
15 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'57.378 1.314 0.043
16 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'57.450 1.386 0.072
17 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'58.633 2.569 1.183
18 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 2'03.348 7.284 4.715
  5 Johann Zarco Ducati      
  10 Luca Marini Ducati      
  43 Jack Miller Ducati      
  89 Jorge Martin Ducati      
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha Moto2 FP3 Result: Lowes Leaps Ahead

There wasn’t much to learn from the third practice session at Losail, given the pretty hot, notably windy and increasingly dusty track surface. That was not encouraging any changes to the combined top 14 classification and riders fought off the wind and sand to at least claim the headlines. After a quiet but steady start to his weekend, Sam Lowes showed up to the party in the final couple of minutes of FP3 and took the checkered flag as the fastest man on track. Marco Bezzecchi promptly joined him at the top, a tenth of a second behind the British rider and another tenth ahead of early session leader Remy Gardner.

Aron Canet and Tony Arbolino joined the top five, although only the Spaniard had secured a Q2 worthy position on Friday. Rapid rookie Cameron Beaubier had another solid session towards the top end of the classification and the American will be heading straight to Q2 later today, unlike Xavi Vierge behind him in seventh position.

Fabio Di Giannantonio finished eighth, after providing some decent slow motion shots throughout the session, with Jake Dixon and Marcel Schrotter rounding out the top ten. While Dixon will get some extra track time in Q1, Raul Fernandez remained the fastest man over the three practice sessions despite being only 23rd in FP3. The likes of Joe Roberts, Augusto Fernandez, Stefano Manzi, Ai Ogura, Celestino Vietti and Nicolo Bulega will join the Spaniard directly into the second qualifying session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'00.878    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'01.021 0.143 0.143
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'01.127 0.249 0.106
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 2'01.154 0.276 0.027
5 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'01.186 0.308 0.032
6 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'01.201 0.323 0.015
7 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'01.349 0.471 0.148
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 2'01.384 0.506 0.035
9 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'01.439 0.561 0.055
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'01.528 0.650 0.089
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'01.667 0.789 0.139
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'01.674 0.796 0.007
13 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'01.692 0.814 0.018
14 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'01.724 0.846 0.032
15 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'01.921 1.043 0.197
16 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 2'01.973 1.095 0.052
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'02.074 1.196 0.101
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'02.086 1.208 0.012
19 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'02.102 1.224 0.016
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'02.195 1.317 0.093
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'02.363 1.485 0.168
22 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'02.414 1.536 0.051
23 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 2'02.547 1.669 0.133
24 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'02.577 1.699 0.030
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'02.652 1.774 0.075
26 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 2'02.799 1.921 0.147
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'03.197 2.319 0.398
28 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 2'04.514 3.636 1.317
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha Moto3 FP3 Result: Dupasquier Tops Windy Session

There were no miracles in store for any riders hoping to join the combined top 14 of the lightweight class on Saturday afternoon. Although the temperatures were quite a bit cooler than FP1, conditions got notably windier and dustier throughout the session and the fastest times were nearly two seconds off what was needed for Q2. So although Jason Dupasquier put his name at the top of the timesheets towards the end of FP3, the Swiss rider will join the Q1 lineup later today, together with the second fastest man of the afternoon, Dennis Foggia.

John McPhee and Izan Guevara were three tenths off top spot but both riders had secured their top 14 positions on Friday, while Xavier Artigas joined out the top five of the session but not the combined top 14. Niccolo Antonelli, Darryn Binder and Sergio Garcia were over half a second slower than the leader but will also be heading straight to Q2, unlike Andrea Migno in ninth place.

Pedro Acosta completed the top ten ahead of teammate Jaume Masia and although both riders secured Q2 spots, the rookie was one of a handful of names sanctioned with a pit lane start for riding slowly and causing a disturbance in FP2. Although lower down the timesheets in FP3, Stefano Nepa, Ryusei Yamanaka, Tatsuki Suzuki, Gabriel Rodrigo, Kaito Toba, Jeremy Alcoba and Romano Fenati were safely inside the combined top 14positions.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'07.244    
2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.407 0.163 0.163
3 17 John McPhee Honda 2'07.557 0.313 0.150
4 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'07.625 0.381 0.068
5 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.722 0.478 0.097
6 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'07.788 0.544 0.066
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'07.814 0.570 0.026
8 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'07.873 0.629 0.059
9 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'07.907 0.663 0.034
10 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'08.055 0.811 0.148
11 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'08.234 0.990 0.179
12 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'08.235 0.991 0.001
13 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'08.252 1.008 0.017
14 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'08.313 1.069 0.061
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'08.424 1.180 0.111
16 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'08.447 1.203 0.023
17 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'08.463 1.219 0.016
18 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'08.492 1.248 0.029
19 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'08.522 1.278 0.030
20 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'08.547 1.303 0.025
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'08.635 1.391 0.088
22 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'08.689 1.445 0.054
23 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'08.693 1.449 0.004
24 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'08.721 1.477 0.028
25 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'09.018 1.774 0.297
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'09.211 1.967 0.193
27 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'09.539 2.295 0.328
28 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'10.266 3.022 0.727
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Time

Fully aware of the unusual importance of FP2 given the high temperatures expected on Saturday afternoon, the premier class had a good few goes at a time attack to secure a top ten position. After going under the radar throughout the day, Jack Miller arrived under the spotlight with a massive rodeo ride at turn 14 but then he buckled up and headed to the top of the timesheets with two minutes remaining, ending the day three tenths of a second faster than Pecco Bagnaia.

Johann Zarco also shone quite late into the session and narrowly avoided yellow flags to make it an all-Ducati top three on the combined standings. Fabio Quartararo snuck amongst the red machines as the leading Yamaha in fourth, ahead of Jorge Martin, the rookie continuing to impress at the top end of the timesheets. FP1 leader Aleix Espargaro briefly led proceedings in FP2 as well, before dropping down to a solid sixth position, ahead of Franco Morbidelli, who avoided any further issues after repeatedly smoking it up in FP1.

Alex Rins in eighth position was only half a second off top spot, ahead of QatarGP victor Maverick Vinales. Stefan Bradl rounded out the top ten positions and is most likely to be the only Honda featured directly in Q2. Both Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Marquez showed good speed but saw the gravel trap before the checkered flag, dropping down to 15th and 16th on the timesheets. Joan Mir had a less eventful evening but the reigning world champion entered the final time attack late and his one flying lap was one tenth short of what he needed to achieve to join the provisional Q2 lineup. The Suzuki man finished the day 13th and barring a surprise turn of events in FP3, he might take another unplanned trip through Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'53.145    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'53.458 0.313 0.313
3 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'53.537 0.392 0.079
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'53.583 0.438 0.046
5 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'53.593 0.448 0.010
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'53.646 0.501 0.053
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'53.699 0.554 0.053
8 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'53.713 0.568 0.014
9 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'53.872 0.727 0.159
10 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'53.914 0.769 0.042
11 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'53.944 0.799 0.030
12 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'53.969 0.824 0.025
13 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'54.012 0.867 0.043
14 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'54.112 0.967 0.100
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'54.127 0.982 0.015
16 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'54.148 1.003 0.021
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'54.205 1.060 0.057
18 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'54.237 1.092 0.032
19 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'54.516 1.371 0.279
20 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'54.680 1.535 0.164
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'54.971 1.826 0.291
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'55.369 2.224 0.398
Round Number: 
2
2021
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2021 Doha Moto2 FP2 Result: Fernandez Fights Back

Nightfall brought much improved track conditions for the intermediate class and they definitely know better than their younger colleagues, with much of the top 14 line-up settled quite early on in FP1. One significant change was exceptional rookie Raul Fernandez dethroning Fabio Di Giannantonio from the top of the timesheets in the final handful of minutes and claiming the lead by over half a second. The Italian did not push for another time attack at the end of the session and settled for second, similarly to Remy Gardner in third.

Marco Bezzecchi did make some late progress to jump ahead of Joe Roberts in the top five, while Ai Ogura was another impressive rookie, climbing into sixth spot. Sam Lowes finished the day seventh after a couple of cancelled laps due to exceeding track limits, only five hundredths of a second ahead of rookie Celestino Vietti. Marcel Schrotter and Nicolo Bulega rounded out the top ten, while Aron Canet had to rely on his final flying lap to sneak inside the precious top 14, ahead of Augusto Fernandez.

Cameron Beaubier’s late charge made it five rookies likely to be heading straight to Q2, demoting the likes of Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon, in a very disappointing day at the office for the Petronas Sprinta Racing squad. Together with the likes of Jorge Navarro, Tom Luthi or Bo Bendsneyder, they will be hoping for a miraculously early sunset on Saturday afternoon.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'58.541    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.058 0.517 0.517
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'59.188 0.647 0.130
4 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'59.208 0.667 0.020
5 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.213 0.672 0.005
6 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.243 0.702 0.030
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'59.265 0.724 0.022
8 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'59.315 0.774 0.050
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'59.362 0.821 0.047
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'59.607 1.066 0.245
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.613 1.072 0.006
12 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'59.664 1.123 0.051
13 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.748 1.207 0.084
14 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'59.777 1.236 0.029
15 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'59.782 1.241 0.005
16 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.785 1.244 0.003
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'59.792 1.251 0.007
18 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.861 1.320 0.069
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.896 1.355 0.035
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.907 1.366 0.011
21 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.915 1.374 0.008
22 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'59.981 1.440 0.066
23 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.244 1.703 0.263
24 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'00.377 1.836 0.133
25 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'00.385 1.844 0.008
26 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'00.586 2.045 0.201
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'00.858 2.317 0.272
28 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 2'02.760 4.219 1.902
Round Number: 
2
2021
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