2020 MotoGP – Qatar Moto2/Moto3 Test
The final day of the Moto2 and Moto3 Test at Losail International Circuit is done, with Jorge Navarro going fastest in the intermediate class and the lightweight class ending in a dead heat as both Ai Ogura and Filip Salač set the exact same laptime.
In Moto2, Jorge Navarro pulled a tenth and a half clear of Remy Gardner on his ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team mount, as both continued to flex their 2020 pace. Fabio Di Giannantonio moved up into third as Speed Up chassis impressed once again on Sunday.
Most of the fast laps came late in the day, with the top 16 setting their quickest laps in Session 9. Marcel Schrötter was next up behind the top three as he made the most of his time attack, with Enea Bastianini completing the top five to do the same.
Sixth was another impressive performance from rookie superstar Aron Canet as the Aspar Team got their hands on the new Speed Up fairing, although teammate Hafizh Syahrin sent it down the road.
Luca Marini was seventh, with Xavi Vierge, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Nicolo Bulega completing the top ten.
|1||Jorge NAVARRO||SPEED UP||1m58.520|
|4||Fabio DI GIANNANTON||SPEED UP||+0.311|
|7||Aron CANET||SPEED UP||+0.540|
|15||Hafizh SYAHRIN||SPEED UP||+0.857|
|22||Stefano MANZI||MV AGUSTA||+1.218|
|24||Lorenzo DALLA PORTA||KALEX||+1.365|
|26||Simone CORSI||MV AGUSTA||+1.462|
|28||Andi FARID IZDIHAR||KALEX||+2.175|
In Moto3, Ai Ogura, who was fastest in Jerez, ends the test with an identical laptime to Salač, who was fastest on Saturday, as the timesheets tightened up. Tony Arbolino was third quickest, only 0.024 back, with Tatsuki Suzuki completing a top four split by only 0.036.
It was almost a mock qualifying session to end the test, with many of the riders’ fastest laptimes set late on – but wind catching a few out, including Andrea Migno. But there was no big drama, and the stage is now set for the season opener.
Behind the incredibly tight top four, John McPhee took P5 as the veteran Scot once again showed good pace, with Albert Arenas and Raul Fernandez next up – and Arenas once again fastest KTM, with the same man on his tail. Dennis Foggia was eighth quickest, ahead of compatriot Celestino Vietti. Deniz Öncü once again completed the top ten and was the fastest rookie.
|24||Khairul Idham PAWI||HONDA||+1.681|