Tank Slappers Podcast: Who is in the best shape after MotoGP testing?

The 2021 MotoGP pre-season has come to a close with Ducati’s Jack Miller fastest on the combined timesheets after five days of running.

Tank Slappers Podcast: Who is in the best shape after MotoGP testing?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing was limited to just five days at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar ahead of the opening round of the season on 28 March.

The final day of testing was disrupted by windy conditions, and featured very limited running.

Miller set an unofficial lap record on Wednesday ahead of his maiden season on the factory Ducati, while Pol Espargaro at Honda and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) also made their test bows ahead of important seasons for their respective new outfits.

PLUS: What we learned from MotoGP pre-season testing in 2021

In the latest Tank Slappers Podcast, Autosport’s Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com’s Oriol Puigdemont discuss whether Yamaha’s form is signs of a genuine step forward, and ponder whether Ducati really is the title favourite.

They also discuss KTM’s strange test, whether Suzuki’s mixed outing is indicative of where it is for the start of the season and just how impressive Espargaro’s Honda debut has been.

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