Qatar 1 MotoGP Test Saturday 8pm Times: Aleix Espargaro Under Race Lap Record

In the hour reserved for the MotoGP race on the 28th of this month, the riders stepped up their speeds on the first day of the MotoGP test at Qatar. Aleix Espargaro is now under the race lap record, the 2021 Aprilia RS-GP showing an excellent turn of speed. Honda test rider Stefan Bradl is second, while Joan Mir has shown the Suzuki has some one-lap pace as well, setting the third fastest time just a fraction behind Bradl.

Jack Miller is the fastest Ducati, making it four different manufacturers in the first four places, while Johann Zarco is fifth quicest on the Pramac Ducati, just ahead of Franco Morbidelli on the 2019 Yamaha M1.

Testing is due to end at 9pm, and will be followed by start practice.

Times at 8pm:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'54.687    
2 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'54.943 0.256 0.256
3 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'54.980 0.293 0.037
4 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'55.022 0.335 0.042
5 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'55.110 0.423 0.088
6 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'55.174 0.487 0.064
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'55.198 0.511 0.024
8 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'55.259 0.572 0.061
9 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'55.278 0.591 0.019
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'55.467 0.780 0.189
11 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'55.535 0.848 0.068
12 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'55.572 0.885 0.037
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.584 0.897 0.012
14 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'55.707 1.020 0.123
15 82 Yamaha Test2 Yamaha 1'55.807 1.120 0.100
16 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'55.810 1.123 0.003
17 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'55.878 1.191 0.068
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'56.147 1.460 0.269
19 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'56.563 1.876 0.416
20 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'56.593 1.906 0.030
21 81 Yamaha Test1 Yamaha 1'56.707 2.020 0.114
22 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.920 2.233 0.213
23 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'57.185 2.498 0.265
24 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'57.335 2.648 0.150
25 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki 1'57.460 2.773 0.125
26 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM 1'57.617 2.930 0.157
27 83 Yamaha Test3 Yamaha 1'58.696 4.009 1.079
28 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'58.917 4.230 0.221
29 85 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 1'59.693 5.006 0.776
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2021
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