Moto2: Navarro Fastest, Joe Roberts 9th Overall As Qatar Test Ends

Moto2: Navarro Fastest, Joe Roberts 9th Overall As Qatar Test Ends

© 2020, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Moto2 All-Time Lap Record: 1:58.635, Lorenzo Baldassarri, 2019

Moto2 Race Lap Record: 1:58.711, Thomas Luthi, 2019

FIM Moto2 World Championship 

Losail International Circuit

Doha, Qatar

March 1, 2020

Day Three Test Results (all using Triumph engines and Dunlop tires):

  1. Jorge Navarro, Spain (Speed Up), 1:58.520
  2. Remy Gardner, Australia (Kalex), 1:58.664
  3. Fabio Di Giannantonio, Italy (Speed Up), 1:58.831
  4. Marcel Schrotter, Germany (Kalex), 1:58.928
  5. Enea Bastianini, Italy (Kalex), 1:58.953
  6. Aron Canet, Spain (Speed Up), 1:59.060
  7. Luca Marini, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.072
  8. Xavi Vierge, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.092
  9. Lorenzo Baldassarri, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.129
  10. Nicolo Bulega, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.131
  11. Jorge Martin, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.140
  12. Joe Roberts, USA (Kalex), 1:59.230
  13. Thomas Luthi, Switzerland (Kalex), 1:59.255
  14. Edgar Pons, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.346
  15. Bo Bendsneyder, Netherlands (NTS), 1:59.380
  16. Hafizh Syahrin, Malaysia (Speed Up), 1:59.477
  17. Hector Garzo, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.545
  18. Somkiat Chantra, Thailand (Kalex), 1:59.556
  19. Augusto Fernandez, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.629
  20. Stefano Manzi, Italy (MV Agusta), 1:59.738


Overall/Combined Test Results:

  1. Jorge Navarro, Spain (Speed Up), 1:58.520
  2. Jorge Martin, Spain (Kalex), 1:58.655
  3. Remy Gardner, Australia (Kalex), 1:58.664
  4. Fabio Di Giannantonio, Italy (Speed Up), 1:58.831
  5. Marcel Schrotter, Germany (Kalex), 1:58.928
  6. Enea Bastianini, Italy (Kalex), 1:58.953
  7. Aron Canet, Spain (Speed Up), 1:59.060
  8. Nicolo Bulega, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.062
  9. Joe Roberts, USA (Kalex), 1:59.066
  10. Luca Marini, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.072
  11. Xavi Vierge, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.092
  12. Lorenzo Baldassarri, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.129
  13. Thomas Luthi, Switzerland (Kalex), 1:59.255
  14. Edgar Pons, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.346
  15. Hafizh Syahrin, Malaysia (Speed Up), 1:59.377
  16. Bo Bendsneyder, Netherlands (NTS), 1:59.380
  17. Marco Bezzecchi, Italy (Kalex), 1:59.390
  18. Tetsuta Nagashima, Japan (Kalex), 1:59.468
  19. Hector Garzo, Spain (Kalex), 1:59.545
  20. Somkiat Chantra, Thailand (Kalex), 1:59.556



More, from a press release issued by Dorna:

Navarro strikes back, Ogura and Salač end Sunday in a dead heat

The final day of Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing teases plenty ahead of the season opener

Sunday, 01 March 2020

The final day of the Moto2™ and Moto3™ Test at Losail International Circuit is complete, with Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up) going fastest in the intermediate class and the lightweight class ending in a dead heat as both Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) and Filip Salač (Rivacold Snipers Team) set the exact same laptime.

In Moto2™, Navarro pulled a tenth and a half clear of Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) as both continued to flex their 2020 pace. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Beta Tools Speed Up) moved up into third as Speed Up chassis impressed once again on Sunday.

Most of the fast laps came late in the day, with the top 16 setting their quickest laps in Session 9. Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) was next up behind the top three as he made the most of his time attack, with Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) completing the top five to do the same.

Sixth was another impressive performance from rookie superstar Aron Canet (Aspar Team) as the Aspar Team got their hands on the new Speed Up fairing, although teammate Hafizh Syahrin sent it down the road. Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) was seventh, with Xavi Vierge (Petronas Sprinta Racing), Lorenzo Baldassarri (Flexbox HP 40) and Nicolo Bulega (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) completing the top ten.

In Moto3™, Ai Ogura, who was fastest in Jerez, ends the test with an identical laptime to Salač, who was fastest on Saturday, as the timesheets tightened up. Tony Arbolino (Rivacold Snipers Team) was third quickest, only 0.024 back, with Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) completing a top four split by only 0.036.

It was almost a mock qualifying session to end the test, with many of the riders’ fastest laptimes set late on – but wind catching a few out, including Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46). But there was no big drama, and the stage is now set for the season opener.

Behind the incredibly tight top four, John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) took P5 as the veteran Scot once again showed good pace, with Albert Arenas (Aspar Team) and Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) next up – and Arenas once again fastest KTM, with the same man on his tail. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) was eighth quickest, ahead of compatriot Celestino Vietti (Sky Racing Team VR46).

Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) once again completed the top ten and was the fastest rookie.

That’s it from Qatar in terms of testing, check out all our features on and stay tuned for the first race weekend of the year!

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