News : Motorcycle World Championship 2021 in Qatar – Results: All results from the start of the season in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3
The motorcycle-WM starts its new season at the end of March 2021. The prelude is the Grand Prix of Qatar, from March 26th to 28th, 2021 in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 measure the world’s best motorcycle athletes against one another. You can find all results from Qatar here.
Motorcycle World Championship 2021: Season opener at the Grand Prix of Qatar on March 28th, 2021
|1. Free training||11.50 a.m.-12.30 p.m .: Moto3
12.45-13.25 p.m .: Moto2
1.40-2.25 p.m .: MotoGP
|2. Free practice||
4.10-4.50 p.m .: Moto3
12.45-13.25 p.m .: Moto2
1.40-2.25 p.m .: MotoGP
|3. Free practice||11.25-12.05 a.m .: Moto3
|Qualifying||3.30-3.45 p.m .: Moto3 Q1
3:55 p.m. to 4:10 p.m .: Moto3 Q2
4.25pm-4.40pm: Moto2 Q1
4.50-5.05 p.m .: Moto2 Q2
5:20 pm-5:50pm: MotoGP
|4. Free practice||6: 00-6: 15pm: MotoGP Q1
6.45-6.40 p.m .: MotoGP Q2
March 28, 2021
|Warm-up||1.40-2.00 p.m .: Moto3
14.10-2.30 p.m .: Moto2
2.40-3.00 p.m .: MotoGP
March 28, 2021
|run||4.00 p.m .: Moto3 (18 laps)
5:20 p.m .: Moto2 (20 laps)
7 p.m .: MotoGP (22 laps)
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Motorcycle World Championship 2021: All results at the Grand Prix of Qatar in MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
You can find out how the motorcycle professionals fare in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 at the Qatar Grand Prix here in our results ticker.
+++ March 27th, 2021: All results of the Friday training sessions in MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 for the GP of Qatar +++
The first training laps for the Grand Prix of Qatar were completed on Friday in the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 racing classes. In the opening training of the MotoGP, Franco Morbidelli was able to take the lead in the field, leaving his rivals Aleix Espargaro and Jack Miller behind. In the second MotoGP practice session on Friday it was again Jack Miller who crossed the finish line with a time of 1.53: 387 ahead of Franesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo.
In Moto2 training, Marco Bezzecchi (2.00: 305) took the opening training victory ahead of Sam Lowes and Fabio Di Giannantonio. In the second practice session on Friday, Sam Lowes was fastest and dashed across the finish line in front of Bezzecchi and Joe Roberts.
Moto3 also let the engines rev up in Qatar for the first training runs. In the opening session, Pedro Acosta set the fastest time with 2.05: 809, followed by Darryn Binder and Ryusei Yamanaka. In the second training session, Kaito Toba was able to fight her way to the top ahead of Jaume Masia and Gabriel Rodrigo.
+++ 23.03.2021: Bradl again Marquez replacement at the start of the MotoGP season +++
Stefan Bradl will replace eight-time motorcycle world champion Marc Marquez again at least in the first two races of the MotoGP season. “Marc Marquez’s upper arm injury has still not completely healed. On Sunday it was decided that he would have to pause the first two races in Qatar and that I could replace him,” said 31-year-old Zahlinger on the Austrian broadcaster ServusTV on Monday evening.
The Honda racing team had previously announced that the 28-year-old Spaniard was not yet fit enough. The earliest start for him would be on April 18 at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Portimão. So Bradl will start for him next Sunday and a week later in Doha. He had already done a few tests.
Marquez had seriously injured his right upper arm in a fall in the first race last season and missed the rest of the World Cup. In December, he underwent a bone transplant. Bradl had stood in for him in eleven Grand Prix races. The German achieved his best result with seventh place at the season finale in Portimão.
The most important thing at the start of the motorcycle world championship season
The first races of the 2021 World Championship season will start on the last weekend in March. Again the kick-off takes place in Qatar. Last year there were only 14 races due to the corona pandemic, this time there are 19. Everything you need to know at a glance.
Are there German drivers?
As in the previous year, there is only one German starter, Moto2 rider Marcel Schrötter. Schrötter is facing his twelfth season in the motorcycle world championship. In the past three years, the Landsberger finished the championship in the top 10. The 2021 season is groundbreaking for Schrötter, because at the age of 28 he is one of the most experienced drivers in Moto2.
As in the previous year, is there only a decimated program?
Originally 20 races were planned, but the calendar had to be adjusted before the start of the season. 19 races are now on the schedule, last year there were only 14. The events in Austin (USA) and Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina) have been postponed to an uncertain time due to the corona. Instead there are two races in Doha (Qatar). In addition, Portimão (Portugal) was added to the calendar as a replacement location, as in the previous year. For the time being, the races will take place in camera.
What about the German Grand Prix?
The race at the Sachsenring is scheduled for June 20th. It is questionable whether the event can be financed without spectators. Because the Sachsenring is not used as a permanent race track, the costs are high. Last year the race had to be canceled because it was not possible to host it without paying fans.
Can the German fans look forward to the races in neighboring Brno?
The Czech Grand Prix in Brno, which is very popular with German fans, was canceled despite the existing contract because the operators of the racetrack decided not to re-asphalt. No more World Cup races should take place there.
Is the multiple world champion Marc Marquez making his comeback?
Since his unsuccessful return from the fall in July 2020, Marquez has not sat on his factory Honda. In December, the Spaniard was operated on for the third time on his right arm. Since then, his health has been improving from week to week. But a comeback at the start of the season is not possible. As in the previous year, Honda test driver Stefan Bradl from Zahling steps in as a replacement.
What chances does Valentino Rossi have at the age of 42?
Valentino Rossi is facing its 26th World Cup season. In the MotoGP field, the Italian is by far the oldest rider. Last year he had a disappointing season. The crowd favorite finished the youngest World Championship series as a Yamaha works driver only in 15th place. This year Rossi is competing for the private Petronas team from Malaysia. Yamaha still provides him with up-to-date factory material. Rossi is aiming for top 3 results this year. But he is not one of the World Cup favorites. If he is satisfied with his results, he would like to compete in MotoGP in 2022 as well.
Who are the favorites in MotoGP?
At the last test in Qatar, Ducati set the fastest time with Australian Jack Miller. The Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales (Spain), Fabio Quartararo (France) and Franco Morbidelli (Italy) were also quick. World champion Joan Mir and his Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins (both Spain) can also be expected. Should ex-world champion Marc Marquez miss further races, Honda must hope for new signing Pol Espargaro (Spain).
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