Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar, the inaugural round of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship, will witness the participation of world's most prominent riders who are fully prepared to compete.
The competition in the strongest class, MotoGP, will be between World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Australian Ducati rider Jack Miller who had a record time of 1:53.183 in the pre-season test, Yamaha's riders French Fabio Quartararo and Spaniard Maverick Vinales, and Italian Valentino Rossi of Petronas Yamaha MotoGP team.
All the teams arrived in Doha since late February and early March, where they participated in the preseason test for the three classes hosted by the Losail Circuit in the past weeks, which came within the framework of the preparations for the new season and adapting to the weather of Doha, especially in the night, given that the Doha round is the only one that is held under the floodlights out of 19 rounds throughout the season.
Three young Qatari riders, namely Yousif Darwish, Hamad Al Sohoti and Saad Al Harqan are participating in the 2021 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, hosted by Doha in conjunction with the MotoGP World Championship, and supervised and organized by Dorna Group that obtains the world championship organization rights.
The three Qatari will compete in the championship with 22 riders, ranging in age from 11 to 15 years, representing five countries: Japan, India, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand.