2017 Qatar MotoGP Sunday 8pm Times: Lorenzo Leads As Last Day Gets Serious

The final day of MotoGP testing at Qatar - and of the 2017 preseason - is underway. The first two hours of the test saw next to no action, as usual, but after darkness cast its cloak over the circuit, the riders got to work. 

After two hours of serious work, the Ducatis lead the test, Jorge Lorenzo sitting atop the timesheets, a quarter of a second ahead of his teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Marc Marquez is currently third fastest on the Repsol Honda, and the last of the current crop of riders to break into the 1'54s. 

Maverick Viñales finds himself in an unusually lowly fourth spot, though less than a tenth behind Marquez. The Movistar Yamaha rider is followed by Jonas Folger once again, the Tech 3 Yamaha man fifth quickest at the moment. Alvaro Bautista follows on the Aspar Ducati, while Cal Crutchlow sits in seventh on the LCR Honda. 

Aleix Espargaro is well inside the top ten on the Aprilia RS-GP again, the Italian testing Aprilia's aerodynamic fairing again, while Dani Pedrosa is curently ninth fastest, and the last rider to be within a second of Jorge Lorenzo. Andrea Iannone rounds out the top ten on the Suzuki GSX-RR, making it five different manufacturers in the top ten. Iannone is a tenth quicker than his teammate, Alex Rins, who is eleventh.

Times at 8pm local time:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP17 1:54.607    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP17 1:54.859 0.252 0.252
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:54.990 0.383 0.131
4 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:55.085 0.478 0.095
5 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha M1 1:55.202 0.595 0.117
6 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP16 1:55.347 0.740 0.145
7 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.378 0.771 0.031
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.457 0.850 0.079
9 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:55.567 0.960 0.110
10 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.660 1.053 0.093
11 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.782 1.175 0.122
12 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP17 1:56.005 1.398 0.223
13 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP16 1:56.095 1.488 0.090
14 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:56.111 1.504 0.016
15 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:56.176 1.569 0.065
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:56.471 1.864 0.295
17 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP15 1:56.542 1.935 0.071
18 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:56.567 1.960 0.025
19 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:56.860 2.253 0.293
20 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:56.938 2.331 0.078
21 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP15 1:57.036 2.429 0.098
22 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia RS-GP 1:57.105 2.498 0.069
23 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:58.060 3.453 0.955

 

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