Archive - Race Or Practice Result
April 10th, 2015
Jonathan Rea, winner of three out of the four races this year, outqualified his Kawasaki teammate Tom Sykes by under two tenths of a second. The Ducati pair of Chaz Davies and Xavi Forres continue their morning's form with the third and fourth quickest times.
PJ Jacobsen sets the fastest lap of the weekend, beating out Kenan Sofuoglu for the top spot. Jules Cluzel and title leader Film Wilairot are within a second of Jacobsen's best lap.
Chaz Davies and Xavi Forres, Davide Giugliano's replacement for the weekend, put both factory Ducatis at the top ahead of Alex Lowes on the Suzuki.
Kenan Sofuoglu opened the weekend with the fastest time of 1'54.876, over four tenths faster than Jules Cluzel and over a second faster than third quickest PJ Jacobsen.
Results and summary of a thrilling MotoGP race at Qatar:
Results and summary of a bizarre Moto2 race at Qatar:
Results and summary of the Moto3 race:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Qatar:
Andrea Iannone ended the final session of free practice at the top of the timesheets, leading Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso to a Desmosedici 1-2. Marc Marquez was the only other rider to get close, ending the session just over a quarter of a second slower than Iannone.
Jorge Lorenzo lead the Yamaha armada in 4th, the Movistar Yamaha man nearly seven tenths slower than Iannone, and ahead of Valentino Rossi, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith. Cal Crutchlow ended eighth.
With FP4 being the best indication of race pace, and the last chance to work on race set up, everyone was out on race tires, mainly the medium rear. Dovizioso's race pace was surprising, as good as or better than that of Marquez. The Italian and the Spaniard appear to have the jump on the rest of the field.
Results and summary of Moto2 qualifying:
Results and summary of Moto3 QP:
Marc Marquez has topped the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Qatar. The Repsol Honda rider led from the start of the session, going on to improve his time as the session ended. However, the dominance he showed in previous sessions was very much at an end. In the final five minutes of FP3, almost everyone chased a fast time, cutting the gap to Marquez drastically. By the end of FP3, half a second covered the top 10, and the top 15 were all within a second of the Repsol Honda man.
It was Cal Crutchlow who got closest to Marquez, the LCR Honda rider getting with a tenth of a second of the Spaniard with a blistering lap. Andrea Iannone set the third fastest time, but more impressively, set it on a medium tire, rather than the soft the Ducatis are allowed to run. Iannone crashed in Turn 2 with ten minutes to go, leaving him no time to go out for another shot with the softer rear.