What we learned from MotoGP pre-season testing
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What we learned from MotoGP pre-season testing

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MotoGP's short pre-season has concluded, but who looks in best shape ahead of the 2021 season and who is in trouble as racing looms? Lewis Duncan ponders what we've learned from MotoGP's pre-season testing

Pre-season testing is always a tricky beast to understand, and 2021 is perhaps the most difficult MotoGP has had. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just five days of testing in Qatar ahead of the opening two rounds of the season at the circuit were scheduled - though poor weather meant the final day was scrapped.

To complicate analysing testing, much of the field carries over their 2020 machines into the new season, with only KTM and Aprilia allowed to develop new engines. Losail is also a quirky track, often masking the true nature of the grid.

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