The first Grand Prix of the 2011 MotoGP season got underway today under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
In a change to the usual timings, brought about by the night-time schedule, riders took to the circuit for 45minutes tonight for the first official free practice session of the Qatar MotoGP weekend.
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This weekend, the 2011 MotoGP grid will conduct the final pre-season test at Losail, Qatar, where the first race will be held March 20.
One rider that remained on top in the first two (of three) pre-season MotoGP tests was Dani Pedrosa, one of three riders on the 2011 Respol Honda MotoGP team (Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso).