2021 Official 2021 MotoGP Preseason Test at Losail in Qatar 1 Live

7 March, 2021 - 18:22
7 March, 2021 - 18:12

Many teams are now thought to be running start/holeshot devices that lower the front and rear of the bike for 2021...

7 March, 2021 - 18:04

The opening Qatar MotoGP Test is over and it's new Monster Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo quickest by just 0.077s from Ducati's Jack Miller with Aleix Espargaro holding an impressive third for Aprilia.

Petronas star Franco Morbidelli was the leading satellite rider in fourth, followed by Stefan Bradl and Johann Zarco.

7 March, 2021 - 17:57

It looks like P2 is also where he'll stay...

7 March, 2021 - 17:21
7 March, 2021 - 17:19

40mins to go and Fabio Quartararo finally hits the top for the first time as a Monster Yamaha rider. Now 0.212s faster than Aleix Espargaro.

7 March, 2021 - 17:10
7 March, 2021 - 16:59

Meanwhile it looks like Suzuki's world champion Joan Mir, currently 7th fastest, has finished testing.

7 March, 2021 - 16:58

Just over an hour to go and Franco Morbidelli puts his A-spec Petronas Yamaha between Aleix Espargaro and Stefan Bradl for second on the timesheets. Team-mate Rossi still down in 18th.

7 March, 2021 - 16:27

An hour and a half to go and we've a repeat of yesterday's top two; Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro leading the timesheets from Honda's Stefan Bradl.

7 March, 2021 - 16:13

(Just before Aleix Espargaro returned to the top)

7 March, 2021 - 16:07

A new Honda fairing for Nakagami...

7 March, 2021 - 16:05

Two hours to go and it's Aleix Espargaro and Aprilia back on top. It's been a very encouraging start for the new RS-GP so far.

7 March, 2021 - 16:03
7 March, 2021 - 15:51
7 March, 2021 - 15:49

For those wondering about Pirro's special wheels, they've been used for several years...

7 March, 2021 - 15:35

After several hours with Bradl in charge there's a double change at the top with Jack Miller (Ducati) now ahead of Franco M orbidelli (Petronas Yamaha), with the fastest laps of the test so far.

Bradl (Honda) now third ahead of Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda) and Joan Mir (Suzuki).

7 March, 2021 - 15:11
7 March, 2021 - 14:54
7 March, 2021 - 14:48

Into the second half of the Sunday action and it's Bradl (Honda) ahead of Espargar brothers Pol (Repsol Honda) and Aleix (Aprilia). Vinales fourth for Yamaha, Mir fifth for Suzuki.