QATAR GP Q1

Qatar, Losail: after a first day that saw Lorenzo Baldassarri just 2 thousandths away from direct access to Q2, the first official qualifying of 2021 was held today.

Like yesterday, during FP3 temperatures were very high, with 38Cº air and reaching 60Cº the tarmac. In qualifying, held in the evening, these values dropped to 29Cº and 35Cº respectively.
Lorenzo Baldassarri, who completed some long runs in the afternoon ahead of the race, completed 7 laps in qualifying, stopping the clock at 2:00’135. The Italian rider will start tomorrow’s race from the ninth row of the grid.

Lorenzo Baldassarri #7 – 2:00’135
“Unfortunately we made a strategy mistake in qualifying today. We miscalculated the exit times and on this fast and flowing track, where we pay a lot for speed, having a hook is important to make a good time. In any case on track and in a bagarre with the other riders I feel competitive and this gives me a lot of confidence, so I am looking forward to tomorrow to take a step ahead because we are working well”

LORENZO

BORN IN: SAN SEVERINO MARCHE
ON: 6/11/1996
WEIGHT: 70KG
HEIGHT: 183 CM

CAREER

2020 > 12° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2019 > 7° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2018 > 5° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2017 > 16°MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2016 > 8° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2015 > 9° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (KALEX)
2014 > 25° MOTO2 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (SUTER)
2013 > MOTO3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 > RED BULL ROOKIES CUP E CEV MOTO3
2011 > 1°RED BULL ROOKIES CUP 125CC
2010 > 5° CATALAN CHAMPIONSHIP GP 125CC(TEAM ALZAMORA)
2009 > 2° CATALAN CHAMPIONSHIP 80CC
2008 > 3° MINIGP ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
2007 > 1° MINIGP ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP