Quartararo pips the mirror on the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test – Motorsports

As is often the case with the Qatar test, the Losail circuit population was sparse early in the session, with KTM test rider Dani Pedrosa as one of the four runners on the circuit in the first hour at 1: 58.290. I set a fast pace.

Johann Zarco of Pramac finished in the second hour with a time of 1’55.796 seconds in Ducati in 2021. Mark of Italy has tested the new front hole shot device with KTM, Honda and Aprilia.

Francesco Bagnaia pushed Pramac’s substitute to the top of the standings when the third hour of the race began. The factory Ducati rider reduced the pace to 1: 55.560.

However, Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales cleared at 1: 55.187 in just a few minutes and improved to 1: 54.845 on the follow-up tour, so the Italian top run was short-lived.

It remained undefeated for the next hour before HRC test rider Stefan Bradl started a stint at the top of the timesheet at 1: 54.658.

This was eventually defeated by Jack Miller’s other working team Ducati. He spent most of the day evaluating new aerodynamic packages, with about two and a half hours left.

The Australian 1: 54: 367 kept him on top of the mountain for the next 30 minutes. Saturday pacesetter, Aleix Espargaro Advance the new Aprilia at 1:54:152.

Franco Morbidelli of Petronas SRT, who continued to evaluate the slightly updated “A-Spec” M1, approached Espargaro’s exit when the last hour began, just 0.001 seconds outside of the Spaniards’ efforts. It was.

Eventually, Espargaro’s reign was ended by Morbidelli’s former teammate Quartararo. A tough first day to readjust to his MotoGP bike Setting the best lap for the test, Yamaha factory riders recorded a time of 1’53.940 in 40 minutes from the finish.

Quartararo’s rap remained intact until the checkered flag, the Frenchman who led Miller, and Aprilia’s Espargaro.

Morbidelli was fourth in SRTM1 ahead of Bradl and Zarco, but Vinares retreated to seventh.

Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT

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He led world champion Joan Mir, who finished early on Sunday after spending a day evaluating Suzuki’s new chassis and various electronics setups.

Bagnaia and second Suzuki rider Alex Rins finished the top ten, with KTM’s Miguel Oliveira finishing 11th on the RC16 ahead of Honda’s new boy Pol Espargaro.

LCR’s Alex Marquez fell again on Sunday, and teammate Takaaki Nakagami also fell and then dropped out at the last corner, doubling the team’s repair work.

Pramac rookie Jorge Martin recorded another crash after a severe fall during Friday’s shakedown and was 19th on the checkered flag behind Avintia’s Luca Marini.

Marini’s teammate Enea Tierney was again the fastest rookie in 16th place after recording a lap of 1: 55.486.

Valentino Rossi of SRT, Danilo Petrucci of Tech3 duo and Brad Binder of KTM were the last full-time riders on the timesheet.

– Motorsports

Quartararo pips the mirror on the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test Quartararo pips the mirror on the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test

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