After a long off season the MotoGP boys are finally back in town. Well, in Qatar. A fortnight before the first round of the... Official MotoGP Test Results
Jack Miller is fast.

After a long off season the MotoGP boys are finally back in town. Well, in Qatar. A fortnight before the first round of the championship an official MotoGP test was held in the Doha desert. Everyone but 2020 absentee Marc Marquez was there. Speculation’s still rife as to whether he’ll be on the grid at round one but we’re bored of talking about that now; so let’s have a look at what went down in the official MotoGP test.

Day One

After a shakedown day for the 2021 rookies and factory test riders, the official MotoGP test began in earnest. And there were a couple of surprise front runners at the close of play. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini’s Aleix Espargaro topped the time sheets, quarter of a second ahead of Repsol Honda Team test rider Stefan Bradl. I say test rider… I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Bradl on the grid at the first round, as a replacement for MM93. As per 2020.

Reigning champ Joan Mir was third ahead of Jack Miller and Miguel Oliveira, who all  had some decent pace. In fact the pace in general was pretty hot on day one, with the top 14 all covered by less than a second a lap.

Anyway, here’s the results from day one of the official MotoGP test.

Day one official results

Pos.RiderNumNationTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1Espargaro Aleix41SPAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia1’54.687
2Bradl Stefan6GERRepsol Honda TeamHonda0.256
3Mir Joan36SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.293
4Miller Jack43AUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.335
5Oliveira Miguel88PORRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.397
6Zarco Johann5FRAPramac RacingDucati0.423
7Morbidelli Franco21ITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha0.487
8Rins Alex42SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.511
9Vinales Maverick12SPAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.572
10Marquez Alex73SPALCR HondaHonda0.591
11Nakagami Takaaki30JPNLCR HondaHonda0.780
12Binder Brad33RSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.848
13Bagnaia Francesco63ITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.885
14Rossi Valentino46ITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha0.897
15Quartararo Fabio20FRAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha1.020
16Test2 Yamaha82JPNYamaha Test TeamYamaha1.120
17Espargaro Pol44SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda1.191
18Martin Jorge89SPAPramac RacingDucati1.460
19Savadori Lorenzo32ITAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia1.824
20Bastianini Enea23ITAAvintia EsponsoramaDucati1.906
21Test1 Yamaha81JPNYamaha Test TeamYamaha1.954
22Lecuona Iker27SPATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM2.233
23Petrucci Danilo9ITATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM2.302
24Marini Luca10ITASKY VR46 AvintiaDucati2.648
25Guintoli Sylvain50FRASuzuki Test TeamSuzuki2.773
26Pedrosa Dani26SPAKTM Test TeamKTM2.930
27Test3 Yamaha83ARGYamaha Test TeamYamaha4.009
28Pirro Michele51ITADucati Test TeamDucati4.230
29Tsuda Takuya85JPNSuzuki Test TeamSuzuki5.006

Day two

There was a bit of a shake up on day two. Quartararo went P1 (after only managing 15th quickest on day one), 0.077 ahead of Miller on his Ducati. Aleix Espargaro won’t have been too disappointed with third and I doubt his lads would have been either. Suzuki boys Mir and Rins only managed 8th and 10th fastest so will be looking to improve when the lights go green again for testing after a couple of days off. Veteran Valentino will also be hoping to improve after failing to break the top ten so far.

This is everyone’s fastest times from day two of the official MotoGP test.

Day two official results

Pos.RiderNumNationTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1Quartararo Fabio20FRAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha1’53.940
2Miller Jack43AUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.077
3Espargaro Aleix41SPAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia0.212
4Morbidelli Franco21ITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha0.213
5Bradl Stefan6GERRepsol Honda TeamHonda0.270
6Zarco Johann5FRAPramac RacingDucati0.416
7Vinales Maverick12SPAMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPYamaha0.455
8Mir Joan36SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.575
9Bagnaia Francesco63ITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati0.711
10Rins Alex42SPATeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki0.718
11Oliveira Miguel88PORRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM0.726
12Espargaro Pol44SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda0.733
13Nakagami Takaaki30JPNLCR HondaHonda0.750
14Marquez Alex73SPALCR HondaHonda1.012
15Test1 Yamaha81JPNYamaha Test TeamYamaha1.366
16Bastianini Enea23ITAAvintia EsponsoramaDucati1.546
17Savadori Lorenzo32ITAAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia1.630
18Marini Luca10ITASKY VR46 AvintiaDucati1.665
19Martin Jorge89SPAPramac RacingDucati1.692
20Rossi Valentino46ITAPetronas Yamaha SRTYamaha1.768
21Petrucci Danilo9ITATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM1.855
22Test2 Yamaha82JPNYamaha Test TeamYamaha1.927
23Lecuona Iker27SPATech 3 KTM Factory RacingKTM1.933
24Binder Brad33RSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM2.004
25Pedrosa Dani26SPAKTM Test TeamKTM2.512
26Guintoli Sylvain50FRASuzuki Test TeamSuzuki2.822
27Pirro Michele51ITADucati Test TeamDucati3.955
28Tsuda Takuya85JPNSuzuki Test TeamSuzuki4.970
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Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

Aprilia raising some eyebrows. I love it.