The last winter tests of the 2019 MotoGP season began today at the Losail International Circuit in Doha (Qatar).
After the fantastic result achieved in #SepangTest (Bagnaia and Miller placed respectively P2 and P3), in the first day of activity in Qatar, the Alma Pramac Racing riders worked exclusively on the setup and the feeling with the tyres provided by Michelin, without attempting the time attack, scheduled for tomorrow.
Pecco completed 47 laps recording his best time (1:56.738) in lap 27 and finishing in 15th position. Jack finished his first day of testing with 43 laps completed and a lap time of 1:56.932 (19th position).
P15 – Pecco Bagnaia 1:56.738
“The day started very well but then I lost a bit of feeling because of a soft tyre that didn’t work at its best. In terms of set-up, we’re not in a bad way and we have to start tomorrow from the good things we did today in the first part of the test. I’m improving in braking phase and this is a positive aspect. This is a very different track from Sepang so we just have to adapt our set up”.
P19 – Jack Miller 1:56.932
“We’ve done a lot of work trying out a lot of technical solutions on the bike. It was a really intense day and in the end, we didn’t have time to put on the tyre to try out a time attack. We also worked on the race pace trying to save especially the front tyre and the indications are positive. There is still a lot to do in terms of set up but we still have two days to improve our speed”.