After a week of waiting, the second date of the Championship of MotoGP, the Doha Grand Prix. On the circuit Losail, the top flight riders searched for the best times to advance quickly to Saturday’s second qualifying round, which will be very tight. The results of the first round of free practice marked the existing parity in the category.
The Aprilia wowed the fans and set the pace, incredibly beating the Ducati. Aleix Espargaró he kept the best time of the first free practice session. The Spanish marked a time of 1m54s779 and it was the reference of the highest category. After a difficult weekend on the first date, the oldest of the Espargaró brothers will seek his first victory.
Suzuki returned to the close-ups of the timesheet and the hand of Alex Rins, they will seek to keep the first victory of the year. Rins was second in the first stint of the weekend, setting a fast lap of 1m54s839, being less than a tenth of Espargaró which was the best of the day.
The top three closed it Maverick Viñales. The one of Yamaha closed a great day for the Spanish. Of the first four places on the timesheet, all were occupied by pilots from that country. Viñales was one tenth behind Espargaró and more than two tenths above the fourth place of the times, occupied by Jorge Martin with the Ducati del Pramac.
Franco Morbidelli had a great improvement compared to the last weekend, being almost half a second behind Aleix Espargaró. For its part, Valentino rossi it continues with its slow speed on the Losail circuit. The Italian of the team Petronas Yamaha He was 17th, more than a second behind the leader, and worried his fans and mechanics.