The top three from today’s qualifiers are unanimous in choosing the top favorites for tomorrow’s win. Despite not the best starting point, it is still supposed to be both Suzuki racers. Alex Rins and Joan Mir were in the forefront of free practice, both in terms of achieving the fastest times and the rhythm of the race simulation. That is why they were among the main favorites for the highest places before the start of the qualifications. Despite Suzuki's progress in the new powertrain, the qualifiers did not go according to their wishes, as they will only start the race from eighth and tenth place, respectively. Despite the best rhythm, the racer has to work extremely hard if they want to fight for victory. Despite the slightly worse starting position, the top three from today's qualifiers are convinced that Suzuki is the main favo
Jorge Martin won the best starting position before the opening race in Qatar. Enea Bastianini and Marc Marquez will start the surprise of the day with him from the first starting line. The fourth time put Jack Miller ahead of Aleix and Paul Espargaro. Brad Binder, who broke into the faster group as the fastest in the slower group, placed seventh. High expectations were not justified by racer Suzuki, Joan Mir will start the race from eighth and Rins from tenth place. Francesco Bagnaia stepped in between them. Even worse was the current world champion Fabio Quartararo, who started the qualifiers in a slower group, and in the end set the eleventh time, just ahead of teammate Franco Morbidelli. Johann Zarco set the fastest time at the end of the slower group, but it was t
Enea Bastianini won his third free practice in Qatar with a time of 1: 53.790. The Italian took care of the real drama in the end. First, with the best time of the third training session, Bagnaio is eliminated from the top ten. The joy was short-lived as his time was erased due to disregard for the boundaries of the track. Bagnaia responded by improving his time. Nevertheless, right at the end, Bastianini once again managed to improve his time and eliminate the current world champion Fabio Quartararo from the top ten. The second time was set by Pol Espargaro, and the third by Francesco Bagnaia, who gave him a direct appearance in Q2. Quartararo's time was 1: 53.939, despite today's fourth place not being good enough to be directly in the faster group. Fifth place was taken by Brad Binder before J.
Suzuki racer Alex Rins was the fastest in the second free practice for the Qatar Grand Prix in Doha. The Spaniard was 0.035 seconds faster than his Honda compatriot, Marco Marquez, who is quietly predicting a jump to the top spots despite injury problems. Third was Rins' teammate Joan Mir, ahead of Jorge Martin and Franco Morbidelli. Jack Miller, Aleix Espargaro, current world champion Fabio Quartararo, Pol Espargaro and Francesco Bagnaia also finished training in the top ten. For the time being, the top ten is also guaranteed a place in the second part of the qualifications, but the list may change in tomorrow's third training session. https://twitter.com/Rins42/status/1499809183167823876
South African Brad Binder was the fastest in the first freestyle MotoGP training of this season in Qatar. The KTM racer completed the lap of the Losail racetrack in Doha in 1 minute 54.851 and overtook the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) by a few hundredths. Nakagami was one of three Honda racers in the top five, with Spaniards Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The third time of training belonged to Suzuki racer, Alex Rins. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1499709016339066881
Max Verstappen is expected to ignore the double yellow flags in the last Q3 qualifying round, so he will have to talk to the commissioners. The Dutchman was preparing to attack Lewis Hamilton's fastest time in the last lap, but due to the yellow flags he had to give up for the first time in the second sector of the track, and then the lap was interrupted by Pierre Gasly's stopped car on the start-finish plane. The Red Bull racer finished the lap by driving past several double yellow flags warning of impending danger on the track, and set only a shade better time than the previous one. Nevertheless, he was 0.455 seconds slower than Hamilton, and it is not yet clear whether the yellow flags were shown only by the judges at the track, or were also officially launched in the lead of the race. Footage from the Max Ve race car
Lewis Hamilton won the best starting position in qualifying for the first Formula 1 race in Qatar. From second place, the race will be started by his title contender Max Verstappen, who had to give up gas twice in the last fast lap due to yellow flags. Valtteri Bottas will start the race from third place, and Verstappen will be in the race in a fight with a pair of Mercedes alone, as his teammate Sergio Perez was eliminated in the second part of the qualifications.
Formula 1 has also officially confirmed that the championship will be joined this season by a race in Qatar, at the Losail racetrack, where MotoGP races have been held for several years. This year's race in Qatar will replace the canceled test in Australia and will be on the schedule on November 21, as in the case of MotoGP, and it will be a night race under the spotlight. Qatar joins the Formula 1 racing calendar for at least 10 seasons, from 2023 to 2032, but there will be no races in the 2022 season due to the World Cup, and then Qatar will host Formula 1 at another venue, which is still in the planning stage. .
Qatar's Losail racetrack has released the first detail of the MotoGP 2022 season calendar. Although the details of the MotoGP 2022 race calendar are not yet known, we now know that the first race of the season, as usual in recent years, will take place in Qatar on March 6. 2022. The opening race will take place under the lights of the illuminated Losail racetrack. https://twitter.com/losailcircuit/status/1430488650819653632
The Dutch Grand Prix race in Zandvoort was given the green light at the last minute and will be scheduled after the Belgian Grand Prix, while races in Singapore, Japan, China, Canada and Australia have been canceled. However, the media know to say that the gap created by the Melbourne cancellation is expected to be filled by Qatar. The race, scheduled for Nov. 21 at Albert Park, will now take place at the Losail International Circuit. The racetrack is not unknown to fans of the MotoGP series, as it has been racing on two-wheelers here since 2004. The Formula 1 management has its hands full this year to find alternative locations for canceled races and all indications are that Qatar is replacing Australia - Photo: HB Press global pandemic, the leadership of Formula 1 is said to be doing its best to make the calendar this year