Zarco fastest during warm-up for the Doha MotoGP, despite only 5 laps, finishing ahead of the Yamahas of Quartararo, Vinales and Morbidelli.

Rookie pole starter Martin a competitive sixth while the likes of Miller, Binder, Rossi (hard tyres front and rear) and Oliveira are left towards the tail end of the timesheets.

The Doha Grand Prix is the second of two back-to-back opening rounds held at Losail in Qatar. Bradl is again replacing the injured Marc Marquez, who is missing both Qatar rounds.

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Doha MotoGP, Qatar - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax (km/h)
1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)1'54.482s3/5352k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.094s5/10334k
3Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.193s8/8334k
4Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.378s5/9333k
5Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+0.472s5/10344k
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+0.480s8/9345k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.496s6/10332k
8Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.537s5/11338k
9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.599s7/9335k
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.603s10/10343k
11Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.690s8/10344k
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.694s9/9345k
13Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+0.715s6/10342k
14Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.735s8/10334k
15Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)+0.738s6/10342k
16Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.755s6/11338k
17Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.803s3/11344k
18Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.809s10/10335k
19Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.911s6/10339k
20Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.078s6/10340k
21Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.611s4/8335k
22Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+2.027s4/7333k

* Rookie.
Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 52.772s(2021)
Fastest race lap:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 54.624s (2021)

By Peter McLaren