The Qatar MotoGP Shakedown test - open to test riders, rookies and riders from Concession manufacturer Aprilia - is underway at Losail.

The outing is set to mark the first MotoGP laps for 2021 rookies Enea Bastianini, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin, plus the debut of Cal Crutchlow as a Yamaha test rider.

The Englishman will be sharing M1s with the Factory's two Japanese test riders Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Kohta Nozane, but warned earlier today that very strong winds could limit the track action.

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The first Official 2021 MotoGP test, open to all race riders, then begins at the circuit tomorrow (Saturday)

Testing takes place from 2pm to 9pm each day, followed by ten minutes reserved for practice starts.

The full Shakedown line-up is as follows:

Stefan Bradl (Honda)

Luca Marini (VR46 Avintia)

Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha)

Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama)

Dani Pedrosa (KTM)

Kohta Nozane (Yamaha)

Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia)

Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)

Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki)

Michele Pirro (Ducati)

Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati)

Takuya Tsuda (Suzuki)

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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