2016 Qatar MotoGP Thursday Test Times at 8pm: Viñales Takes the Lead from Iannone and Lorenzo

Maverick Viñales shot to the top of the timesheets shortly after 8pm in Qatar, taking over from Andrea Iannone and Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo had established a lead earlier in the day, only losing out in the last few minutes. More riders are starting to focus on long runs, including Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez, currently 7th, suffered an early fall at Turn 1, shortly after going out. Marquez was unhurt.

Times shortly after 8pm on Thursday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.436    
2 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati Desmosedici GP 1:55.508 0.072 0.072
3 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:55.535 0.099 0.027
4 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 1:55.815 0.379 0.280
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 1:55.931 0.495 0.116
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.947 0.511 0.016
7 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:56.046 0.610 0.099
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.126 0.690 0.080
9 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:56.173 0.737 0.047
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Desmosedici GP 1:56.183 0.747 0.010
11 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 1:56.427 0.991 0.244
12 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:56.464 1.028 0.037
13 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:56.667 1.231 0.203
14 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:56.822 1.386 0.155
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:57.263 1.827 0.441
16 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 1:57.267 1.831 0.004
17 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:57.789 2.353 0.522
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.043 2.607 0.254
19 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.418 2.982 0.375
20 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 1:58.537 3.101 0.119
21 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda RC213V 1:58.558 3.122 0.021
22 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP15 2:00.210 4.774 1.652

 

2016
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

Comments

weird video of Marquez post crash. It looks like his bike is on fire. I wonder if it isn't waste gas being burned off at distant oil rig?

It is weird, but I think it's just heat haze in front of a distant fluorescent street light, probably from the service road or further back. But it certainly does look strange.