Moto2 and Moto3 riders have made a flying start to 2020 in Qatar as Jorge Martin and Jaume Masia have broken the their respective classtop speed records.
In Moto2, Martin clocked 296.7km/h down the main straight before hitting the brakes into tuen one, 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.
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 was just 0.869 seconds.