2019 Qatar MotoGP Test Sunday Final Times: Rins Tops Second Day Of Testing

Alex Rins ends the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test as fastest. The Suzuki Ecstar rider leapfrogged past Maverick Viñales to approach the 1'54 bracket, and take the top spot just a few hundredths ahead of the Monster Energy Yamaha rider.

Fabio Quartararo made a big leap forward, the Petronas SRT Yamaha rookie leaping up into third spot, ahead of Danilo Petrucci. After a difficult test at Sepang, Quartararo found a real turn of speed. 

Danilo Petrucci was the first Ducati rider, and was the first rider to break into the 1'54s, though he eventually ended the test in fourth. Marc Marquez as fifth fastest, an improvement over Saturday for the Repsol Honda rider, while Aleix Espargaro impressed on the Aprilia to finish sixth. 

Takaaki Nakagami put the 2018-spec LCR Honda into seventh spot, three hundredths ahead of the second factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso, and a little more ahead of his LCR Honda teammate Cal Crutchlow. Pol Espargaro rounds out the top ten, and makes it all six manufacturers in the top ten, and all within two thirds of a second.

Times at the end of the day:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:54.593    
2 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:54.650 0.057 0.057
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:54.908 0.315 0.258
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:54.953 0.360 0.045
5 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:55.004 0.411 0.051
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.173 0.580 0.169
7 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:55.175 0.582 0.002
8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:55.205 0.612 0.030
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.247 0.654 0.042
10 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:55.255 0.662 0.008
11 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.280 0.687 0.025
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:55.380 0.787 0.100
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:55.556 0.963 0.176
14 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:55.661 1.068 0.105
15 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:55.680 1.087 0.019
16 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.698 1.105 0.018
17 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:55.716 1.123 0.018
18 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:55.742 1.149 0.026
19 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.795 1.202 0.053
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:55.951 1.358 0.156
21 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:56.274 1.681 0.323
22 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.866 2.273 0.592
23 55 Hafizh Syahrin KTM RC16 1:56.983 2.390 0.117

Circuit records and best time in testing:

Year No Rider Bike Time Event
2018 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:54.029 Qatar Test
2018 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:53.680 Qualifying
2016 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:54.927 Race
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