2019 Qatar MotoGP Test Sunday 8pm Times: Rins Leads As Riders Chase Lap Times

With the time slot the race is scheduled to start approaching, times are starting to hot up at the Qatar test. Alex Rins and Maverick Viñales have dropped into the mid-1'54s, Rins on the Suzuki following the Yamaha rider's lead, and beating his time. Danilo Petrucci was the first rider to crack the 1'54 barrier, the Ducati rider slipping under 1'55 as the fourth hour of the test started.

Marc Marquez is currently fourth quickest on the Repsol Honda, ahead of the second factory Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso, and an impressive time by Pol Espargaro, quicker than the time he set during qualifying last year. Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo have also made an impact, the Suzuki rookie taking seventh spot, while Quartararo put the Petronas Yamaha into tenth.

The teams are starting to test aerodynamics again, both Honda and Ducati rolling out fairings first tried briefly at Sepang. 

Times at 8pm local time:

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 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP19 1:54.953 0.360 0.303
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda RC213V 1:55.004 0.411 0.051
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP19 1:55.205 0.612 0.201
6 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:55.255 0.662 0.050
7 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:55.504 0.911 0.249
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:55.591 0.998 0.087
9 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:55.658 1.065 0.067
10 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:55.663 1.070 0.005
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP18 1:55.680 1.087 0.017
12 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.688 1.095 0.008
13 99 Jorge Lorenzo Honda RC213V 1:55.742 1.149 0.054
14 29 Andrea Iannone Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.779 1.186 0.037
15 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP19 1:55.779 1.186 0.000
16 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:55.822 1.229 0.043
17 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.992 1.399 0.170
18 5 Johann Zarco KTM RC16 1:56.000 1.407 0.008
19 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP18 1:56.031 1.438 0.031
20 17 Karel Abraham Ducati GP18 1:56.269 1.676 0.238
21 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:56.274 1.681 0.005
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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