If the target of the last official tests was to improve the feeling in view of the first round of the 2019 MotoGP season, both Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia can return home satisfied.
At the Losail circuit, where the first race weekend will start in 10 days, Jack and Pecco have worked hard on the race pace and the results have been very interesting. Jack lapped consistently in 1:55 for an excellent long run of 14 laps. Pecco also did a positive race simulation that gives great confidence in view of the MotoGP debut of the reigning Moto2 World Champion.
In the final standings of the third day of #QatarTest, Miller finished in the Top 10 (P10, 6 tenths of a second from the leader) while Bagnaia finished 13th, two tenths off his teammate.
P13 – Pecco Bagnaia 1:55.074
“All things considered, I’m glad about these days of testing. I think that day after day we have improved in many areas. We only did one time attack but the chrono was not a goal. The important thing was to be confident about the race pace and we did a good long run. I’ll be back in Qatar in 10 days with great motivation”.
P10 – Jack Miller 1:54.851
“I’m satisfied with these three days of testing. We did a good job and the race pace was very good. At the end of the day, we tried a time attack with a good lap time even if the conditions of the track were not the best. There are still some details that we need to improve but we are in the right direction”.