The Qatar MotoGP Shakedown test - open to test riders, rookies and riders from Concession manufacturer Aprilia - is underway at Losail.

The outing marks the first MotoGP laps for rookies Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin, plus the debut of Cal Crutchlow as a Yamaha test rider - the Englishman sharing M1s with the Factory's two Japanese test riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Kohta Nozane.

Earlier today, Crutchlow warned that very strong winds could limit the track action but most riders have now been seen on track.

The first Official 2021 MotoGP test, open to all race riders, begins at the circuit tomorrow (Saturday).

Testing takes place from 2pm to 9pm each day.

Qatar MotoGP Shakedown test times - Friday (6pm)
 RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)1m 58.427s20/26
2Yamaha Test2N/AYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+0.337s44/44
3Michele PirroITADucati Test Rider (GP21)+0.545s34/34
4Dani PedrosaSPAKTM Test Rider (RC16)+0.628s24/33
5Sylvain GuintoliFRASuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+0.974s25/25
6Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.553s11/11
7Yamaha Test1N/AYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+1.824s14/14
8Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Esponsorama (GP19)*+2.105s10/11
9Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)+2.963s22/24
10Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+3.308s9/10
11Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia (GP19)*+9.132s8/9

Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 53.380s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren

Full Qatar Shakedown rider line-up:

Stefan Bradl (Honda)

Luca Marini (VR46 Avintia)

Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha)

Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama)

Dani Pedrosa (KTM)

Kohta Nozane (Yamaha)

Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia Gresini)

Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Gresini)

Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)

Michele Pirro (Ducati)

Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati)

Takuya Tsuda (Suzuki)

 

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