MotoGP racers support Qatar GP start-up shiftMarch 9, 2019
Next Sunday, the first race of the season 2019 in MotoGP will take place in Qatar, but how much will be started – the question is still open.
At least until the start of the arrival of the premier class is scheduled for 20:00 local time [coincides with Moscow time]. But riders are very concerned about the state of the asphalt in the evening. With a sharp drop in temperature, dew falls on the track, which is fraught with a decrease in tire adhesion and, therefore, drops, which were abundant on tests in Loseila two weeks ago.
“I hope that the race starts earlier,” said Jorge Lorenzo, who was the first to raise this topic after the tests, at a press conference on Thursday. “We will try to raise this issue at a meeting of the Security Commission.”
The current world champion Marc Marquez agrees with his new partner in Repsol Honda.
“It is preferable to hold the race at 19 o’clock. This will be better both in terms of security and in terms of the show, ”said Marquez.
Yamaha factory team driver Maverick Viñales added: “Of course, in terms of entertainment, it will be better. Coupling with asphalt will be much higher, which means that we will be able to act more aggressively. ”
The only one who reservedly commented on the idea of a shift start, was the current triumphant of the Grand Prix of Qatar, Andrea Dovizioso.
“The fact is that the conditions are always different. One day the dew falls very early, the other late. I do not know, maybe it is really worth the race earlier, “said the driver of Ducati.
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