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14 days ago
By motogp.com

What is the official outright MotoGP™ speed record?

Zarco broke the all-time top speed record in FP4 at the 2021 Qatar GP, KTM's Binder equalled it at Mugello

Tags MotoGP, 2021

MotoGP™ is getting faster and faster with each passing year as the world’s top engineers and riders aim to eke out any potential advantage they can find on their bikes. The results speak for themselves, with the top 10 speeds ever recorded on MotoGP™ machines coming in the past five years. At the 2021 Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar, we saw six new top speeds enter the fastest of all time, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) equalling Johann Zarco's record at the Oakley Grand Prix of Italy. 

Below is the current top 10 after the Italian GP: 

1. Johann Zarco – 362.4 km/h – FP4, 2021 Qatar GP

=1. Brad Binder – 362.4 km/h – FP3, 2021 Italian GP

3. Johann Zarco – 360.0 km/h – Q2, 2021 Italian GP

4. Jorge Martin – 358.8 km/h – Q1, 2021 Qatar GP

=4. Enea Bastianini – 358.8 km/h – Q1, 2021 Italian GP

=4. Jack Miller – 358.8 km/h – Q2, 2021 Italian GP

7. Johann Zarco – 358.8 km/h – Warm Up, 2021 Italian GP

8. Jack Miller – 357.6 km/h – Q2, 2021 Qatar GP

=8. Michele Pirro – 357.6 km/h – FP2, 2021 Italian GP

10. Andrea Dovizioso – 356.7 km/h – FP3, 2019 Italian GP

 

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