The first grand prix weekend of the year was a fiery one in the junior classes with a seven-way fight being won at the line by Nico Antonelli in Moto3, Moto2 was hot on it’s heels and though Tom Luthi scored an excellent victory the race was marred by a series of controversial ride through penalties. Moto3 The Moto3 Grand Prix of Qatar was lap … Continue reading Moto3 and Moto2 round-up: Antonelli & Luthi win as Moto2 penalties cause drama
Suzuki’s Maverick Viñales has continued to show the form that indicates he could have the speed and consistency to join the ‘aliens’ after topping the timesheets during Day Two of the pre-season test at Qatar.
The Spaniard looked fast all day on the GSX-RR, posting his best-time of 1’55.436 in his 28th out of 42 laps around the Losail circuit.
Today he continued the work on the set-up and the electronics, leaving the test of the new ‘up-and-down’ seamless gearbox until tomorrow, but today’s time is already 0.444s faster than his best of yesterday and nearly two-tenths-of-a-second closer to his qualifying time of last year’s debut race.
Vinãles said: “This was another positive day, not only for the fastest lap but also for the huge job we have done. Our step-by-step approach is paying back and my lap-times are good also in terms of pace. Although we worked hard to prepare for the races, I scored the best time and this gives us very good hopes. Continue reading “MotoGP: Vinãles tops Day Two at Qatar”