MotoGP: Call It Day 3 of Practice @Losail

© Bruce Allen      March 11, 2021

The second Losail test, coming on the heels of the first Losail test, will finish this week on Friday. The riders lit up the track on Wednesday, with Miller and Quartararo getting under the official track record. The rest of the top ten, courtesy of Crash, are presented below. Again, I agree with our reader in British Columbia who thinks Pecco Bagnaia needs a boot in the ass.

The laughable 2021 MotoGP pre-season testing schedule ending this week will shed light on one subject: How do the 2021 MotoGP bikes run at Losail? As we’ve been banging on about since forever, Round 1 in the desert is hardly a reliable predictor of what will eventuate in November. No Jerez, no Sepang, no ‘real’ conditions, tire anomalies.

No Marquez. (One reason, perhaps, both factory Yamahas finished in the top three today.)

Of the four riders considered rookies this year (they’re counting Savadori as a rookie despite his replacement rides for Aprilia late last year) Enea Bastianini was top in P14, followed by Jorge Martin P19, Luca Marini P22 and Savadori P25. This lot will be starting from square one when the show moves on to Portugal in April. Other than Savadori, the alleged rookie who crashed out with three laps remaining at Portimao last year.

Savadori is a sophomore who earned enough credits by exam that he is no longer a freshman.

Top 10 Day 3:

  1. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) – 1:53.183
  2. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) + 0.080
  3. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha) + 0.327
  4. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) + 0.716
  5. Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) + 0.716
  6. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) + 0.788
  7. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.895
  8. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 0.960
  9. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 1.053
  10. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) + 1.079
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6 Responses to “MotoGP: Call It Day 3 of Practice @Losail”

  1. Vrooom Says:

    Happy to see Aleix’s times up there, it may be Aprilia’s finally a consistent top 10 threat. Sure he’s 3/4 of a second behind, but so is last year’s champ, who doesn’t have much to prove. Zarco is looking fast as well.

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  2. Old MOron Says:

    Looks like someone did put boot to Baggy buttock.
    Fastest Ducati today.

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  4. Mad4TheCrest Says:

    For 2021 I am rooting for Mir, Rossi, and Bagnaia, and I can’t wait for it to start. Looking forward to your review of race 1, Bruce.

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  5. Old MOron Says:

    I guess we’re not getting a race preview.
    Hope you’re well, Brucey. Hope you get to enjoy the show tomorrow.
    Here is my prediction for the win: Zarco!

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