2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Friday 5pm Times: Dovizioso Leads After Slow Start

Andrea Dovizioso leads the second day of the final MotoGP test at Qatar, the factory Ducati rider having the slimmest of leads over the Hondas of Marc Marquez and Cal Crutchlow, while Aleix Espargaro holds the fourth quickest time on the Aprilia.

But track action has been limited. The day got off to an overcast start, with rain showers coming on and off through the afternoon, keeping most of the riders in their garages. Only in the last hour or so has the track and weather dried up enough for the field to take to the track in a concerted effort. They have a busy day ahead of them.

Mika Kallio has taken over from Pol Espargaro on the KTM. Espargaro was suffering from fatigue after coming back very early from surgery, but happy to get on the bike for the first day of the test. He will spend Friday recovering, and hopes to be back on the KTM RC16 on Saturday.

Times at 5pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP18 1:55.428    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:55.446 0.018 0.018
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.466 0.038 0.020
4 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP18 1:55.754 0.326 0.288
5 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:55.944 0.516 0.190
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.023 0.595 0.079
7 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.043 0.615 0.020
8 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP17 1:56.079 0.651 0.036
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:56.178 0.750 0.099
10 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:56.182 0.754 0.004
11 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP18 1:56.209 0.781 0.027
12 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP17 1:56.245 0.817 0.036
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:56.312 0.884 0.067
14 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP17 1:56.373 0.945 0.061
15 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:56.443 1.015 0.070
16 21 Franco Morbidelli Honda RC213V 1:56.448 1.020 0.005
17 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.483 1.055 0.035
18 55 Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha M1 1:56.816 1.388 0.333
19 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:56.845 1.417 0.029
20 12 Tom Luthi Honda RC213V 1:57.136 1.708 0.291
21 45 Scott Redding Aprilia RS-GP 1:57.566 2.138 0.430
22 36 Mika Kallio KTM RC16 1:57.704 2.276 0.138
23 10 Xavier Simeon Ducati GP16 1:58.621 3.193 0.917
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