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MotoGP Doha Grand Prix qualifying – Begin time, how you can watch & extra

After a disappointing exhibiting within the Qatar GP, Jack Miller has replicated his place within the second observe occasions from seven days in the past by going quickest on Friday, leading a Ducati 1-2-3 forward of manufacturing facility team-mate Francesco Bagnaia and Pramac’s Johann Zarco.

Fabio Quartararo was the closest contender in opposition to the Ducati domination with fourth place on his manufacturing facility Yamaha, forward of yet one more Ducati within the form of Pramac’s Jorge Martin in fifth.

After one other promising exhibiting, having topped FP1 earlier within the day, Aleix Espargaro claimed sixth place for Aprilia within the second session, whereas Franco Morbidelli recovered from technical woes together with his Petronas SRT Yamaha to take seventh. The Italian has had to unseal a third engine from his season allocation after encountering points throughout first observe.

Suzuki’s Alex Rins grabbed eighth place, whereas reigning MotoGP world champion and team-mate Joan Mir is provisionally set to enter Q1 of qualifying after ending the day 13th total, as Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) and Stefan Bradl (Honda) accomplished the highest 10.

Miguel Oliveira narrowly missed out on the provisional Q2 spots for KTM in 11th, forward of Tech3’s Danilo Petrucci and Mir, with Valentino Rossi solely 14th for Petronas SRT Yamaha.

Marc Marquez is still absent for Repsol Honda as he continues to get well from his arm damage having confirmed final month that he would miss the opening two races in Qatar. 

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What time does qualifying begin for the Doha MotoGP?
Qualifying for the Doha MotoGP is ready to start out at 6:00pm BST (eight:00pm native time), utilizing the common Q1 and Q2 periods format. Qualifying takes place immediately after the 30-minute FP4 session which is ready to start out at 5:20pm BST (7:20pm native time).

The quickest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-Three mixed timesheet routinely head into Q2, with the remainder of the riders getting into Q1 of qualifying. The 2 riders who’re quickest within the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the highest 10 from observe. Q2, which additionally lasts 15 minutes, decides who will get pole place and the qualifying order for the entrance 4 rows of the grid.

Date: Saturday third April 2021
Begin time: 6:00pm BST (eight:00pm native time)

How can I watch qualifying?
In the UK each MotoGP observe, qualifying and race is broadcast reside on BT Sport.
Qatar MotoGP qualifying will probably be broadcast on BT Sport 2, with the programme beginning at 3pm BST to additionally cowl qualifying for the Moto3 and Moto2 lessons.

TV Channel: BT Sport 2
Begin time: Three:00pm BST

MotoGP additionally gives its personal reside on-line video streaming service which is out there to stream within the UK.
Why is MotoGP holding two races in Qatar?

As a part of the COVID-19-hit marketing campaign the 2021 MotoGP calendar has been tweaked attributable to numerous journey restrictions in place internationally.

As a substitute of MotoGP’s conventional journey to Argentina and the US after the opener in Qatar, the paddock stays within the Center East for a second race at Losail which will probably be known as the Doha GP.

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Staff Suzuki MotoGP

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Why is it known as the Doha GP?

With races not allowed to be given the identical race names in the identical MotoGP world championship season, Qatar’s second race has adopted a brand new title, the Doha GP, named after the nation’s capital, with the circuit positioned a brief journey north of the town.

It takes inspiration from the a number of double-headers MotoGP placed on within the 2020 season that was severely reshuffled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, which included first ever Andalusia GP, Styrian GP, Emilia Romagna GP, Teruel GP rounds plus a one-off return of the European GP used for the primary Valencia race.

On the time of writing, no additional alterations have been made to the 2021 MotoGP calendar, with each the Argentina and US rounds nonetheless postponed and awaiting doable new dates for this season.

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Johann Zarco, Pramac Racing

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

What is the climate forecast for qualifying in Qatar?
Dry, clear and windy circumstances are forecast for qualifying on the Losail Worldwide Circuit on Saturday evening, with a really low probability of rain and a excessive of 24 levels Celsius.

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