11.54 Yesterday the wind bothered the centaurs. We hope that the situation will improve this weekend and next week.
11.52 The colors of the new Suzuki that will try to defend the MotoGP title. Joan Mir and Alex Rins lead the Japanese army which will have to do without Davide Brivio. The Brianza team principal left the team in the winter for a new program with Alpine in F1.
— Team Suzuki Ecstar (@suzukimotogp) March 6, 2021
11.50 Ten minutes to the green light. The engines start in Losail
11.47 The presentations of the teams ended today. Suzuki, reigning champion team with Spaniard Joan Mir, has revealed the livery for 2021.
11.44 Missing less and less at the start of the official 2021 tests.
We’re just 20 minutes away from getting underway here at the #QatarTest! ⏱
Track the progress of your favourite rider with full live timing! 👇
– MotoGP ™ 🏁 (@MotoGP) March 6, 2021
11.41 The season will officially start on the weekend of March 28th from Losail and will continue the following week with a new challenge again in Qatar. The Arab double act should be the only doubleheader of 2021.
11.38 The Losail circuit has a surface area of 5 kilometers and 380 meters. Inaugurated in 2004, the track is divided into 16 curves which over the years have given many emotions. Last year the health emergency removed this event from the calendar, a stage that should have inaugurated the World Cup.
11.35 In a few minutes the engines will start in Qatar, home to the opening round of the 2021 World Championship. The Doha track is the only one that will host official tests, scheduled for next week over two days. The action on the track is scheduled from 12.00 to 19.00 Italian.
11.32 After yesterday’s shakedown, reserved for young drivers and ‘reserve drivers’, everything is ready for the first real day on the track of the World Championship for all the teams.
11.30 Hello friends of OA Sport and welcome to the Live Live of the official tests of the MotoGP 2021. Everything is ready for the first laps of the season!
Hello and welcome back to LIVE LIVE on the first official MotoGP test day of this 2021 World Championship. On the Losail track, in Qatar, the riders and teams will work hard in search of the best possible performance to acquire useful information and launch developments on the new bikes.
Suzuki will resume its journey with the world champion Joan Mir, eager to confirm its qualities, while Honda will still have to do without its ace Marc Marquez who is trying to recover his best condition after the bad accident last year in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain). At Yamaha, many news with the new pair of official riders formed by the Spaniard Maverick Vinales and from the French Fabio Quartararo and the new duo of Team Petronas consisting of Valentino Rossi e Franco Morbidelli.
After 15 years, in fact, the paths of Valentino and the Iwata Factory Team have divided, but the champion from Tavullia will be able to count on an M1 with an official specification while racing for a customer team. Different speech for Morbidelli who will have a less updated Yamaha at his disposal. Will it be a disadvantage? There will also be interesting aspects in Ducati, given the farewell of Andrea Dovizioso and absent in this league. The Australian Jack Miller and Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia they will be the new centaurs dressed in red.
OA Sport will offer you the LIVE LIVE on the first official MotoGP test day of this 2021 World Championship: real-time news and constant updates. It starts at 12.00 Italian and will go on until 19.00. Good fun!