Following 111 laps during three intense days of testing at the Losail International Circuit, Red Bull KTM Tech3’s Marco Bezzecchi concluded his final preparations ahead of the 2019 Moto2 World Championship season today with a fastest lap of 2:00.921 minutes, which was 1.274 seconds quicker than his best time of yesterday.

Meanwhile, Philipp Öttl completed 156 laps from Friday to Sunday night and clocked a best of 2:01.337 under the impressive floodlights, which made him miss out on his teammate by just 0.416 seconds. Yet, both intermediate class rookies are eager to start their first race at the same site in less than one week.

Marco Bezzecchi  

Marco Bezzecchi

Position: 28th – Time: 2:00.921 – Laps: 37


“Today we worked in a different way, because during the past days we were working a lot on the bike and this was leading to some confusion in my riding, in my head, so we tried to take a base, which I liked and worked more on the riding. It was a small step, but I think it’s a good one. The team worked very well and I was able to be faster than yesterday and also more consistent. The gap is still big, but I know that I have to work on my riding. I will try a lot during the race weekend. I want to ride as much as possible, because I want to follow some other riders, as during this test I was riding alone always. My feeling is lot better, although the position doesn’t look great, anyway, I’m sure I will become faster.”

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Philipp Öttl

Position: 29th – Time: 2:01.337 – Laps: 57


“The only positive fact today was, that we were able to do our lap times consistent. I tried some things on my riding like using the rear brake in right corners, which requires some time to get use to. I think it will help as soon as I control it. I wanted to lower my lap time and I thought it was possible, but somehow, we seem to be stuck a little bit. We experienced with my riding and changed the position of the footpeg, which was good, but overall, I miss my improvement regarding the lap time. There’s not much more, I can say.”

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