MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2021 Qatar Moto3 FP3 Result: Garcia Gets Going

Day 2 in Qatar started warm and sunny but too warm and sunny to allow much progress on the combined timesheets. The lightweight class gave it a good go at challenging the top 14 hierarchy but with little success. After rookie Izan Guevara set camp at the top of the timing screens for much of the session, the final time attack saw teammate Sergio Garcia steal the spotlight to the checkered flag. Half a second slower was Andrea Migno, while Tatsuki Suzuki was the only rider to improve his time from Friday, jumping into third in the session but nowhere near the combined top 14.

Guevara settled for fourth but will join the Q1 lineup later today. No such worries for Dennis Foggia, the Italian fifth in the session and 12th overall, while Darryn Binder was sixth quickest in FP3 but it wasn’t enough for a Q2 place. Jaume Masia was followed by rookies Xavier Artigas and Pedro Acosta, while Ryusei Yamanaka rounded out the top ten. Of that group, only teammates Masia and Acosta managed to secure Q2 positions.

Over a second down on the leader of the session but also joining them straight into the second qualifying session are Niccolo Antonelli, despite a small tumble at turn 7, Carlos Tatay, John McPhee and Ayumu Sasaki. Kaito Toba remains fastest on the combined standings despite only 18th position in FP3, while Jason Dupasquier, Jeremy Alcoba, Mazimilian Kofler and Gabriel Rodrigo did not feature much in the session but comfortably made it into Q2 courtesy of their Friday evening results.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 11 Sergio Garcia Gas Gas 2'05.064    
2 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'05.551 0.487 0.487
3 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'05.630 0.566 0.079
4 28 Izan Guevara Gas Gas 2'05.721 0.657 0.091
5 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'05.758 0.694 0.037
6 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'05.823 0.759 0.065
7 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'05.913 0.849 0.090
8 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'05.963 0.899 0.050
9 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'06.128 1.064 0.165
10 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'06.178 1.114 0.050
11 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'06.204 1.140 0.026
12 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'06.303 1.239 0.099
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'06.335 1.271 0.032
14 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'06.754 1.690 0.419
15 17 John McPhee Honda 2'06.761 1.697 0.007
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'06.792 1.728 0.031
17 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'06.986 1.922 0.194
18 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'07.068 2.004 0.082
19 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'07.110 2.046 0.042
20 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'07.194 2.130 0.084
21 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'07.227 2.163 0.033
22 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'07.297 2.233 0.070
23 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'07.656 2.592 0.359
24 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.822 2.758 0.166
25 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'07.888 2.824 0.066
26 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'07.929 2.865 0.041
27 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'08.142 3.078 0.213
28 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'08.194 3.130 0.052
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2021 Qatar MotoGP FP2 Result: Miller Paints The Night Red

Scared off by the afternoon heat in Qatar, the premier class got straight back to business when the lights flashed green on the second practice session. While appreciated, the enthusiasm was quickly tamed by a short red flag adjournment a handful of minutes into the session. After the bits of debris were quickly swept away, it was Aleix Espargaro’s time to challenge the fleet of Ducatis provisionally set up at the top of the timing screens. The Spaniard got to enjoy considerable time in the limelight until the red menace hit back and Jack Miller wrote the headlines as the fastest man on the opening night of the season, only seven thousandths of a second slower than the lap record.

Teammate Pecco Bagnaia was his closest challenger, the Italian three hundredths of a second slower in second position, while Fabio Quartararo split the Ducati contingent with a time fast enough for the top three. Johann Zarco got over his tumble from the afternoon and climbed into fourth, with Alex Rins as the lead Suzuki within the top five. Maverick Vinales in sixth was only two tenths off top spot, marginally ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Aleix Espargaro.

Valentino Rossi added a fourth Yamaha to the leading pack, while Pol Espargaro held onto the final top ten position despite adding a second crash to his scoreboard on his first race weekend with Repsol Honda. World champion Joan Mir missed out on those important combined top ten places at the end of Friday, although the Suzuki man was only half a second slower than Miller, with the top 16 positions covered by one second. It continued to be a tough day at the office for KTM, whose leading rider, Brad Binder, was in that 16 place.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'53.387    
2 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'53.422 0.035 0.035
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'53.575 0.188 0.153
4 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'53.586 0.199 0.011
5 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'53.623 0.236 0.037
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'53.639 0.252 0.016
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'53.676 0.289 0.037
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'53.727 0.340 0.051
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'53.874 0.487 0.147
10 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'53.901 0.514 0.027
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'53.914 0.527 0.013
12 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'54.115 0.728 0.201
13 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'54.178 0.791 0.063
14 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'54.199 0.812 0.021
15 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'54.228 0.841 0.029
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'54.371 0.984 0.143
17 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'54.432 1.045 0.061
18 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'54.634 1.247 0.202
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'54.756 1.369 0.122
20 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'54.774 1.387 0.018
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'55.098 1.711 0.324
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'55.674 2.287 0.576
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2021 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Result: Musical Chairs With Lowes And Bezzecchi

Qatar swapped day for night, sun for floodlights and Bezzecchi for Lowes but it was the same strong men at the top of the timesheets. After Bezzecchi claimed the afternoon session, Lowes took his turn in the lead for the evening, one tenth ahead of the Italian and another two tenths from the next closest challenger, Joe Roberts. Xavi Vierge stepped it up in FP2 to trail the leader by three tenths of a second, while Remy Gardner completed the top five.

Bo Bendsneyder continues to impress at Losail and together with Nicolo Bulega, finished within half a second of Lowes. Raul Fernandez in eighth position was the top rookie in the session, while Jake Dixon and Jorge Navarro rounded out the top ten. The rest of the precious top 14 positions were secured by some of the regulars: Marcel Schrotter, Tony Arbolino, Tom Luthi and Aron Canet. The likes of Lorenzo Baldassarri, Fabio Di Giannantonio or Marcos Ramirez missed out on the honours but finished within a second of top spot and will be dreaming of a cool Saturday afternoon.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'58.959    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'59.063 0.104 0.104
3 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.272 0.313 0.209
4 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'59.296 0.337 0.024
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'59.320 0.361 0.024
6 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.422 0.463 0.102
7 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'59.443 0.484 0.021
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.481 0.522 0.038
9 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.546 0.587 0.065
10 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'59.556 0.597 0.010
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'59.567 0.608 0.011
12 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.790 0.831 0.223
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.809 0.850 0.019
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'59.844 0.885 0.035
15 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'59.846 0.887 0.002
16 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.876 0.917 0.030
17 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'59.886 0.927 0.010
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'59.946 0.987 0.060
19 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'00.096 1.137 0.150
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'00.100 1.141 0.004
21 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'00.104 1.145 0.004
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'00.118 1.159 0.014
23 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'00.168 1.209 0.050
24 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'00.188 1.229 0.020
25 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 2'00.198 1.239 0.010
26 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'00.334 1.375 0.136
27 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'00.373 1.414 0.039
28 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.419 1.460 0.046
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'00.689 1.730 0.270
30 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'01.765 2.806 1.076
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2021 Qatar Moto3 FP2 Result: Toba In The Limelight

As night fell over Losail, things quickly got quicker for the lightweight class, who fought for those precious top 14 spots in much improved conditions. The floodlights showed Kaito Toba the way to the top of the timesheets shortly before the checkered flag waved and the CIP rider finished the evening four hundredths of a second ahead of Jaume Masia. The Ajo side of the Red Bull KTM family worked well together and towed each other up the timesheets but as the final shootout got underway, only Masia managed to stay inside the top ten, with FP1 leader Pedro Acosta dropping down to a still solid 14th position.

Gabriel Rodrigo started the session at the top and found some late speed to rejoin the top three, only six hundredths of a second off top spot and with shrinking gaps behind him. Sergio Garcia came to the fore in fourth spot, while Jason Dupasquier and Niccolo Antonelli finished a mere six thousandths of a second behind the Spaniard.

Jeremy Alcoba in seventh position posted a time within two tenths of the leader, closely followed by John McPhee and Andrea Migno and with a fairly impressive Maximilian Kofler rounding out the top ten, less than three tenths off his teammate’s top time. The remaining top 14 positions went to Carlos Tatay, Dennis Foggia, Ayumu Sasaki and rookie Acosta.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'04.839    
2 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'04.881 0.042 0.042
3 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'04.907 0.068 0.026
4 11 Sergio Garcia Gas Gas 2'04.935 0.096 0.028
5 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'04.938 0.099 0.003
6 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'04.941 0.102 0.003
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'05.021 0.182 0.080
8 17 John McPhee Honda 2'05.058 0.219 0.037
9 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'05.102 0.263 0.044
10 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'05.107 0.268 0.005
11 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'05.117 0.278 0.010
12 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'05.228 0.389 0.111
13 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'05.244 0.405 0.016
14 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'05.388 0.549 0.144
15 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'05.453 0.614 0.065
16 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'05.471 0.632 0.018
17 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'05.488 0.649 0.017
18 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'05.499 0.660 0.011
19 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'05.559 0.720 0.060
20 28 Izan Guevara Gas Gas 2'05.590 0.751 0.031
21 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'05.667 0.828 0.077
22 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'05.807 0.968 0.140
23 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'05.834 0.995 0.027
24 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'06.277 1.438 0.443
25 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'06.326 1.487 0.049
26 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'06.605 1.766 0.279
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'06.656 1.817 0.051
28 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'06.735 1.896 0.079
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2021 Qatar MotoGP FP1 Result: Morbidelli Opens The Show

After a long wait – but not as long as last spring – the MotoGP circus was flying in full formation in Qatar once again, the premier class joining the action alongside the juniors after two years away from the Losail track. The grid was not quite in full configuration yet, with only one Marquez in attendance as the other rests for another couple of races but rivals fought to keep the spotlight firmly on them as the season gets going. Despite windy, sweaty and slippery conditions, Franco Morbidelli achieved that and led the way throughout FP1. The only rider to challenge his lead was Aleix Espargaro, the Aprilia man surprising with a late jump to the top of the timesheets before getting demoted to second, one tenth of a second off top spot.

Turn 4 seemed cursed for Ducati early on with crashes for both Johann Zarco and Jack Miller, but the Australian quickly rejoined and made it into the top three, ahead of Fabio Quartararo. Reigning world champion Joan Mir steadily climbed up the timesheets to join the top five at the checkered flag, three tenths off the leader. Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins kept close to their teammates, while Pecco Bagnaia and Valentino Rossi were the last riders to post a time within half a second of Morbidelli.

Albeit eighth tenths off top spot, Miguel Oliveira completed the top ten ahead of the LCR duo of Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, while their factory colleague Pol Espargaro had to make do with 15th after a crash at turn 6 halfway through proceedings.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'54.921    
2 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.046 0.125 0.125
3 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'55.112 0.191 0.066
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'55.213 0.292 0.101
5 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'55.255 0.334 0.042
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'55.309 0.388 0.054
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'55.353 0.432 0.044
8 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'55.365 0.444 0.012
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.419 0.498 0.054
10 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'55.745 0.824 0.326
11 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'55.748 0.827 0.003
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'55.754 0.833 0.006
13 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'55.871 0.950 0.117
14 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'55.942 1.021 0.071
15 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'56.046 1.125 0.104
16 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.057 1.136 0.011
17 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'56.069 1.148 0.012
18 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'56.198 1.277 0.129
19 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'56.230 1.309 0.032
20 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'56.541 1.620 0.311
21 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'56.559 1.638 0.018
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.943 2.022 0.384
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2021 Qatar Moto2 FP1 Result: The Bezzecchi Vs Lowes Show – A Preview

Despite the excitement brought by having motorcycle racing back our screens, the intermediate class did not have much to learn from their first official session of the season. A hot dusty Losail predictably saw them significantly off their usual race pace but some names stood out from the start, in particular Sam Lowes and Marco Bezzecchi who gave a taster of the speed shown in testing by trading top spot in FP1. After Lowes led the way for most of the session, rival Bezzecchi took over in the closing stages and finished a mere hundredth of a second ahead of the Marc VDS rider.

Fabio Di Giannantonio was one step back, two tenths down on the two strong leaders and narrowly ahead of returning Bo Bendsneyder. The Dutch rider snuck ahead of Remy Gardner and Jake Dixon, while reigning Moto3 world champion Albert Arenas steps into Moto2 with his best foot forward, half a second off the lead in seventh position. Fellow rookie Raul Fernandez followed him on the timesheets ahead of namesake Augusto Fernandez, while another rookie closes the top ten. Ai Ogura managed to join the top ten positions despite recording the first crash of the season at turn 16, his progress aided by some late laptime cancellations due to yellow flag infringements by the likes of Jorge Navarro and Marcos Ramirez.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'00.305    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'00.321 0.016 0.016
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 2'00.547 0.242 0.226
4 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'00.644 0.339 0.097
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'00.668 0.363 0.024
6 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'00.693 0.388 0.025
7 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'00.822 0.517 0.129
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 2'00.906 0.601 0.084
9 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'00.965 0.660 0.059
10 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 2'01.020 0.715 0.055
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'01.026 0.721 0.006
12 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 2'01.042 0.737 0.016
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'01.079 0.774 0.037
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'01.080 0.775 0.001
15 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2'01.103 0.798 0.023
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'01.124 0.819 0.021
17 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'01.314 1.009 0.190
18 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 2'01.374 1.069 0.060
19 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'01.395 1.090 0.021
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'01.448 1.143 0.053
21 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'01.522 1.217 0.074
22 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'01.600 1.295 0.078
23 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'01.640 1.335 0.040
24 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'01.672 1.367 0.032
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'01.738 1.433 0.066
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'01.799 1.494 0.061
27 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'01.827 1.522 0.028
28 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'02.038 1.733 0.211
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'03.071 2.766 1.033
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'03.182 2.877 0.111
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2021 Qatar Moto3 FP1 Result: Acosta Greets The Grid

After a long strange winter, the noise of racing machines was back in our ears to distract us from reality once more. After a successful test, Rookie Pedro Acosta continued to shine in the sands of Qatar and on the rather dusty track surface and took control of the timesheets in the first official session of the season. Eight hundredths of a second behind was the more familiar face of Darryn Binder, thriving on the Petronas Sprinta machine. Ryusei Yamanaka in third was almost three tenths off the South African’s time, ahead of testing headliner Jaume Masia.

Class veteran John McPhee also kept close in fifth position and was the last rider to post a time within four tenths of the leader. Andrea Migno took control of the session early on but dropped down to sixth in the closing stages, ahead of the KTM trio of Jason Dupasquier, Kaito Toba and Stefano Nepa. Izan Guevara was another fairly impressive rookie who performed well throughout testing and followed it up with a top ten in FP1, one second off the leader’s pace.

Several of the usual contenders missed out on the top ten but are waiting to pounce as the weekend progresses and conditions improve. One of those men will be Tatsuki Suzuki, although the Japanese rider’s mountain will be a little harder to climb after missing out on testing having tested positive for Covid-19.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'05.809    
2 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'05.898 0.089 0.089
3 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'06.186 0.377 0.288
4 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'06.188 0.379 0.002
5 17 John McPhee Honda 2'06.208 0.399 0.020
6 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.246 0.437 0.038
7 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'06.252 0.443 0.006
8 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'06.420 0.611 0.168
9 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'06.433 0.624 0.013
10 28 Izan Guevara Gas Gas 2'06.901 1.092 0.468
11 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'06.915 1.106 0.014
12 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'06.971 1.162 0.056
13 11 Sergio Garcia Gas Gas 2'07.095 1.286 0.124
14 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'07.145 1.336 0.050
15 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'07.229 1.420 0.084
16 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'07.256 1.447 0.027
17 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.278 1.469 0.022
18 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'07.282 1.473 0.004
19 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'07.308 1.499 0.026
20 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'07.334 1.525 0.026
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'07.390 1.581 0.056
22 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'07.393 1.584 0.003
23 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.566 1.757 0.173
24 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'07.591 1.782 0.025
25 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'07.607 1.798 0.016
26 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'07.784 1.975 0.177
27 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.808 1.999 0.024
28 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'07.948 2.139 0.140
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Qatar Moto2 Test Day 3 Results: Lowes Leads A Tight Top Three

Sam Lowes ends his preparation for the 2021 Moto2 season on a strong footing, the Marc VDS rider ending the final day of the test as fastest. But the competition was not far behind: Sky VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi and Red Bull KTM Ajo's Remy Gardner were just one hundredth and five hundredths of a second behind Lowes.

Jake Dixon was fourth fastest on the final day, leading his Petronas Sprinta teammate Xavi Vierge by a few hundredths, while Bo Bendsneyder, now with the Mandalika SAG team, impressed with a sixth quickest time. Nicolo Bulega ended the day in seventh, ahead of impressive rookie Raul Fernandez on the other Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex. The Inde Aspar Boscoscuro machnes of Albert Arenas and Aron Canet rounded out the top ten.

In contrast to the Moto3 class, there were a fair few riders who didn't improve their times on the final day of the test. Xavi Vierge's time from Saturday put him fourth fastest overall, just ahead of teammate Dixon. The Boscoscuro bikes of Canet and Navarro were quicker on Saturday, and sixth and seventh fastest overall.

Testing is now complete, and the riders now await the first real session of the 2021 season, which starts on Friday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'58.655    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'58.668 0.013 0.013
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'58.703 0.048 0.035
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'58.837 0.182 0.134
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'58.871 0.216 0.034
6 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'58.904 0.249 0.033
7 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'58.975 0.320 0.071
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.030 0.375 0.055
9 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.082 0.427 0.052
10 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'59.205 0.550 0.123
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.331 0.676 0.126
12 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.334 0.679 0.003
13 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'59.350 0.695 0.016
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.361 0.706 0.011
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'59.473 0.818 0.112
16 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.513 0.858 0.040
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'59.516 0.861 0.003
18 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.521 0.866 0.005
19 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'59.536 0.881 0.015
20 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.658 1.003 0.122
21 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.676 1.021 0.018
22 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'59.703 1.048 0.027
23 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'59.731 1.076 0.028
24 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.739 1.084 0.008
25 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'59.908 1.253 0.169
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'59.969 1.314 0.061
27 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.160 1.505 0.191
28 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'00.336 1.681 0.176
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'00.503 1.848 0.167
30 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'00.873 2.218 0.370

Combined times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'58.655    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'58.668 0.013 0.013
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'58.703 0.048 0.035
4 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'58.832 0.177 0.129
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'58.837 0.182 0.005
6 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'58.858 0.203 0.021
7 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'58.888 0.233 0.030
8 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'58.904 0.249 0.016
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'58.975 0.320 0.071
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.030 0.375 0.055
11 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.082 0.427 0.052
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.245 0.590 0.163
13 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.331 0.676 0.086
14 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.334 0.679 0.003
15 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'59.350 0.695 0.016
16 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.360 0.705 0.010
17 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.468 0.813 0.108
18 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'59.473 0.818 0.005
19 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.521 0.866 0.048
20 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'59.536 0.881 0.015
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.644 0.989 0.108
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.676 1.021 0.032
23 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'59.703 1.048 0.027
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'59.731 1.076 0.028
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'59.762 1.107 0.031
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'59.908 1.253 0.146
27 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'59.969 1.314 0.061
28 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.116 1.461 0.147
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'00.503 1.848 0.387
30 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'00.873 2.218 0.370
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Qatar Moto3 Test Day 3 Results: Masia Leads Acosta As KTM Finish Top

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team leads the way at the end of the three-day test for the Moto3 class at Qatar. It was Jaume Masia who was the fastest rider in the test, the Spaniard finishing three tenths of a second ahead of his rookie teamate Pedro Acosta. With rookies finishing second and fourth - Izan Guevara of the Gaviota Aspar GasGas team was under half a second off Masia - the new entrants into the Moto3 class are looking very strong.

Dennis Foggia finished ahead of Izan Guevara, and first Honda, the Leopard Honda rider four tenths behind Masia, while Gabriel Rodrigo set the fifth fastest time. John McPhee and Jeremy Alcoba made it another couple of Hondas in sixth and seventh, while Romano Fenati was the first Husqvarna home, the Swedish brand a rebadged KTM, like the GasGas. Filip Salac was ninth quickest, while Darryn Binder rounded out the top ten.

Everyone except Andrea Migno was fastest on the final day of testing, though Migno's time of 2'05.692 on Saturday would steill have left him in eighteenth place.

Testing is now complete, and the riders and teams now retire to their hotels to await the first real session of the season on Friday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'04.263    
2 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'04.569 0.306 0.306
3 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'04.703 0.440 0.134
4 28 Izan Guevara GasGas 2'04.718 0.455 0.015
5 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'04.790 0.527 0.072
6 17 John McPhee Honda 2'04.887 0.624 0.097
7 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'04.928 0.665 0.041
8 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'05.103 0.840 0.175
9 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'05.146 0.883 0.043
10 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'05.148 0.885 0.002
11 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'05.216 0.953 0.068
12 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'05.225 0.962 0.009
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'05.297 1.034 0.072
14 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'05.321 1.058 0.024
15 11 Sergio Garcia GasGas 2'05.356 1.093 0.035
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'05.397 1.134 0.041
17 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'05.504 1.241 0.107
18 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'05.740 1.477 0.236
19 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'05.920 1.657 0.180
20 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'05.928 1.665 0.008
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'05.947 1.684 0.019
22 53 Deniz Öncü KTM 2'06.016 1.753 0.069
23 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'06.481 2.218 0.242
24 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'06.488 2.225 0.007
25 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'06.699 2.436 0.218
26 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'07.010 2.747 0.311
27 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.020 2.757 0.010
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Qatar Moto2 Test Day 2 Results: Vierge Heads Very Close Field On Second Day

The second day of the Moto2 test at Qatar saw six riders end the day with nothing between them at the top of the timesheets. Xavi Vierge took top spot on Saturday, the Petronas Sprinta Racing rider leading Aron Canet on the Inde Aspar Boscoscuro bike, while Jorge Navarro of the MB Conveyors Speed Up Team put another Boscoscuro (the chassis formerly known as Speed Up) into third, three hundredths behind Canet.

Remy Gardner was fourth fastest on the Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, six thousandths of a second behind Navarro, and six hundredths slower than Vierge. Jake Dixon put the second Petronas Sprinta bike into fifth, rounding out a good day for the Petronas team, while Sky VR46's Marco Bezzecchi finished sixth fastest, less than nine hundredths of a second off the time of Vierge and making it six riders in less than a tenth of a second.

Bo Bendsneyder, now on a Kalex with the Mandalika SAG team, headed up the second wave, just ahead of impressive rookie Raul Fernandez and 2020 title candidate Sam Lowes.

The test finishes on Sunday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'58.832    
2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'58.858 0.026 0.026
3 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'58.888 0.056 0.030
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'58.894 0.062 0.006
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'58.900 0.068 0.006
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'58.921 0.089 0.021
7 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.185 0.353 0.264
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.204 0.372 0.019
9 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'59.211 0.379 0.007
10 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.245 0.413 0.034
11 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.360 0.528 0.115
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.468 0.636 0.108
13 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.568 0.736 0.100
14 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.569 0.737 0.001
15 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.644 0.812 0.075
16 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'59.656 0.824 0.012
17 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.759 0.927 0.103
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'59.762 0.930 0.003
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'59.833 1.001 0.071
20 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.854 1.022 0.021
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'59.904 1.072 0.050
22 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'59.913 1.081 0.009
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.978 1.146 0.065
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'59.994 1.162 0.016
25 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'00.035 1.203 0.041
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'00.083 1.251 0.048
27 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.116 1.284 0.033
28 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'00.538 1.706 0.422
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'00.941 2.109 0.403
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'02.811 3.979 1.870
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