The fifth day of preseason testing didn’t see much action at the Losail International Circuit today, as sand and dust combined with wind delivered some difficult track conditions, which prevented the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing duo and the rest of the MotoGP World Championship field to further work on their race setups.
Following some very positive signs yesterday, Danilo Petrucci used the penultimate day of testing ahead of the season opener 2021 in about two weeks’ time to further adjust himself aboard the KTM RC16 machine, which he was riding for the first time at the Losail International Circuit last Saturday. The Italian lowered his lap time slightly by 0.083 seconds, concluding the day 0.792 seconds from the top 10.
Following an intense test program last weekend at the Losail International Circuit, both Tech3 KTM Factory Racing riders continued their plan of evaluations. Yet, Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona are set to prepare the first race weekend of the season during this week’s second IRTA test at the Qatari venue, which got underway today.