The famous floodlights of the Qatari circuit welcomed the MotoGP World Championship today paired with strong winds. With a decent start to the opening round of 2021, Iker Lecuona made up several positions coming from P20 on the grid. In the course of the first laps he made it to the top 15, but had take out some speed struggling with his right arm. Crossing the line in P18 at halftime of the race, he managed to recover one more position to eventually finish 17th with some steady lap times.
Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona will start the opening race of the 2021 season tomorrow at 20.00 local time (19.00 CET) from row seven on the grid.
Scorching heat welcomed the MotoGP World Championship on day one of the new season today in Qatar for the first Free Practice. However, conditions changed completely in FP2 tonight, as the second session of the day traditionally took place in the dark.