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21 days ago
By motogp.com

Moto2™ and Moto3™ break Qatar top speed records

Martin and Masia clocked 296.7km/h and 245.5km/h respectively as 2020 gets off to a flyer

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The Moto2™ and Moto3™ riders have made a flying start to 2020 as Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) break the respective Losail International Circuit top speed records in both classes.

Moto2™ Day 1: Star is born as Roberts sets fastest ever lap

In Moto2™, Martin clocked 296.7km/h down the main straight before hitting the brakes into Turn 1, which beats Xavi Vierge’s 2019 294.4km/h effort on the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Triumph machine. In the lightweight class, Masia powered his Honda to 245.5km/h on Friday to knock Bo Bendsneyder’s 240.3km/h in 2016 off this particular perch.

In addition, it’s also worth noting how competitive the Moto2™ class was on Friday in Qatar. The gap between Roberts’ new lap record and 18th place Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) was just 0.869 seconds.

Moto3™ Day 1: Fernandez finds the pace in Qatar

2020 has arrived, and it’s arrived in style. Stay tuned to see the Moto2™ and Moto3™ riders continue to light up Losail on Saturday and Sunday, as the first qualifying day of the new campaign looms.

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