Results of the second day of the Qatar Test 2024

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Bagnaia breaks circuit record and ends preseason top of the timesheets

Results of the second day of the Qatar Test 2024

Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) replicated his result from Monday and finished the 2024 preseason as the fastest rider on the grid, shattering the circuit record with a 1:50.952. His teammate, Enea Bastianini (Ducati) was second. Aleix Espargaró closed the Top 3, 3 tenths off the top time.

Following the lead of the reigning World Champion, the majority of riders lowered their times from the first day of testing. Rounding off the Top 10 were Marc Márquez (Ducati), Raúl Fernández (Aprilia), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia), Jorge Martín (Ducati), Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati ), Brad Binder (KTM) and Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati).

The next time the MotoGP riders will set foot on the Losail track again will be for the first round of the 2024 season, held from March 8-10th.

End of testing for Repsol Honda Team

The brief test in Qatar allowed the Repsol Honda Team to obtain the necessary information for the start of the season. However, due to physical problems, both Joan Mir and Luca Marini were not able to perform at 100%.

Despite his discomfort, Mir managed a solid second runout of the day and completed a total of 32 laps. The Repsol Honda Team rider was quicker than the previous day, finishing nineteenth.

Marini has felt better than he did on Monday and completed 60 laps at the Qatari circuit. The Italian improved his feeling, as well as his performance compared to the first day. Closing the preseason with a 1:52.457, he was just behind his new teammate, in twentieth position.

Results of the second day of the Qatar Test

1. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI1:50.952
2. Enea BastianiniDUCATI+0.120
3. Aleix Espargaró APRILIA+0.308
4. Marc MárquezDUCATI+0.383
5. Raúl FernándezAPRILIA+0.389
6. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+0.435
7. Jorge MartínDUCATI+0.514
8. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI+0.537
9. Brad BinderKTM+0.631
10. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI+0.726
19. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+1.505
20. Luca MariniREPSOL HONDA+1.725


Joan Mir

“Today I woke up feeling very tired and in general not feeling great. After the first exit I was feeling really unwell and had to stop to try and recover some strength. I was able to rest and go back out on track but my condition was not 100% so we could only do a few things. Then on the last exit I had a fast crash which meant we couldn’t do the practice starts, so it was quite a complicated day. It would have been good to have this final day at our best, but we have been able to make good progress over the course of these tests. Now we turn our attention to the race and trying to take the maximum result from it.”

Luca Marini

“This test has allowed us to understand many things and we were able to try everything that was on the list for us and for HRC. We made a big change on the bike today which lost us some time in the first hour. Even like this, we have been able to get a lot of data and we can prepare well for the GP. Each day I have been able to improve my feeling with the bike but we still need to do a bit of work to improve our performance over one lap.”

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