Qatar MotoGP Test Monday 4pm Times: Quartararo Leads As Marquez Takes Step Back

The final day of 2020 preseason testing for MotoGP is being used to switch focus to the race in two weeks. Fabio Quartararo took to the track early - second only a minute or two after Bradley Smith - and leads the way at the 4pm mark. Danilo Petrucci is currently second, a few thousandths slower than Quartararo, while Marc Marquez is currently third fastest.

In a sign that Honda are concerned about the 2020 season, a 2019-spec Honda RC213V has turned up in Marc Marquez' garage, and the reigning champion is likely to run back-to-back testing to try to solve the persistent issue with front-end feeling and engine braking pushing the front end on corner entry.

Ducati have also been busy, unveiling a revised aerodynamic package, with only minor differences to the 2019 fairing. The upper wing is a little larger, the side pods a little smaller. Photos on the GPOne.com website for comparison.

Testing continues for another four hours, until 8pm local time.

Times at 4pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:54.998    
2 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:55.013 0.015 0.015
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:55.157 0.159 0.144
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:55.197 0.199 0.040
5 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:55.214 0.216 0.017
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:55.357 0.359 0.143
7 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:55.514 0.516 0.157
8 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:55.525 0.527 0.011
9 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:55.651 0.653 0.126
10 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 1:55.653 0.655 0.002
11 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:55.722 0.724 0.069
12 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:55.839 0.841 0.117
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:55.910 0.912 0.071
14 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:55.999 1.001 0.089
15 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:56.081 1.083 0.082
16 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 1:56.419 1.421 0.338
17 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:56.608 1.610 0.189
18 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:57.653 2.655 1.045
19 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.479 3.481 0.826
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