2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Saturday 5pm Times: Petrucci Leads Crucial Final Day

Danilo Petrucci leads at the halfway mark on the final day of the Qatar MotoGP test, the track busy for the last couple of hours despite the strong winds. The Pramac Ducati rider is the only man into the 1'54s at the moment, leading factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso by nearly half a second.

LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow is third, a tenth behind Dovizioso, and another tenth ahead of Dani Pedrosa. The Repsol Honda rider had struggled on Friday, after banging his hand hard in a crash on the first day of the test.

There have been a few crashers so far, including Valentino Rossi, but so far, none have had any consequences.

Testing will continue until 8pm, and stop while track is soaked in water. After that, the riders will take to the track to test whether it is possible to race at night under the floodlights in the rain at Qatar. Riders have apparently been asked to ride together in groups, to simulate a race situation more closely. The wet track test will take place between 8:30pm and 9pm, and riders will have a choice of two different compounds front and rear.

Times at 5pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP18 1:54.867    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP18 1:55.356 0.489 0.489
3 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.525 0.658 0.169
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:55.635 0.768 0.110
5 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.658 0.791 0.023
6 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha M1 1:55.741 0.874 0.083
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:55.765 0.898 0.024
8 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:56.048 1.181 0.283
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:56.071 1.204 0.023
10 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati GP18 1:56.194 1.327 0.123
11 45 Scott Redding Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.241 1.374 0.047
12 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP17 1:56.280 1.413 0.039
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.322 1.455 0.042
14 38 Bradley Smith KTM RC16 1:56.574 1.707 0.252
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Honda RC213V 1:56.613 1.746 0.039
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:56.637 1.770 0.024
17 55 Hafizh Syahrin Yamaha M1 1:56.701 1.834 0.064
18 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati GP17 1:56.944 2.077 0.243
19 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP16 1:57.054 2.187 0.110
20 10 Xavier Simeon Ducati GP16 1:57.074 2.207 0.020
21 12 Tom Luthi Honda RC213V 1:57.092 2.225 0.018
22 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:58.031 3.164 0.939
23 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP17 1:59.237 4.370 1.206
2017 Pole time: 2017 Maverick Viñales 1:54.316
Fastest lap in the 2017 race: 2017 Johann Zarco 1:55.990
Circuit Race Record Lap: 2016 Jorge Lorenzo 1:54.927
Best ever lap at the circuit: 2008 Jorge Lorenzo 1:53.927
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