Qatar MotoGP Test Monday Final Times: Viñales Leads Morbidelli As Test Ends

Maverick Viñales finishes the Qatar MotoGP test as the fastest rider, just as he did in 2019, the Monster Energy Yamaha rider finishing just ahead of Petronas Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli. Viñales and Morbidelli were the only riders to get into the 1'53s, though both Yamaha men were still three tenths off last year's pole time, and nearly half a second slower than the outright pole record.

Alex Rins took third place on the Suzuki Ectar GSX-RR, two tenths behind Viñales and Morbidelli, and a few thousandths ahead of Fabio Quartararo on the Petronas Yamaha. Quartararo had a technical problem with his Factory-Spec Yamaha M1 at the start of the evening, losing out on track time.

Jack Miller finished fifth fastest on the Pramac Ducati, not just quick over a lap, but also setting the highest top speed, at 355.2 km/h. Joan Mir was sixth fastest on the second Suzuki, and just ahead of Marc Marquez on the Repsol Honda, the reigning champion spending his time on mixture of parts from several different years on the final day of the test.

Takaaki Nakagami was seventh quickest on the 2019-spec Honda RC213V, while Brad Binder posted an impressive lap to finish ninth, and best KTM rider. Andrea Dovizoso rounds out the top ten on the factory Ducati, just under half a second slower than Viñales. the field was close once again, with 18 riders finishing within a second of one another.

Final times at the end of Monday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha M1 1:53.858    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha M1 1:53.891 0.033 0.033
3 42 Alex Rins Suzuki GSX-RR 1:54.068 0.210 0.177
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha M1 1:54.077 0.219 0.009
5 43 Jack Miller Ducati GP20 1:54.105 0.247 0.028
6 36 Joan Mir Suzuki GSX-RR 1:54.129 0.271 0.024
7 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:54.149 0.291 0.020
8 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda RC213V 1:54.239 0.381 0.090
9 33 Brad Binder KTM RC16 1:54.283 0.425 0.044
10 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati GP20 1:54.312 0.454 0.029
11 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati GP20 1:54.326 0.468 0.014
12 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:54.332 0.474 0.006
13 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia RS-GP 1:54.432 0.574 0.100
14 44 Pol Espargaro KTM RC16 1:54.623 0.765 0.191
15 53 Tito Rabat Ducati GP19 1:54.674 0.816 0.051
16 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati GP20 1:54.752 0.894 0.078
17 5 Johann Zarco Ducati GP19 1:54.760 0.902 0.008
18 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:54.830 0.972 0.070
19 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM RC16 1:55.008 1.150 0.178
20 27 Iker Lecuona KTM RC16 1:55.301 1.443 0.293
21 73 Alex Márquez Honda RC213V 1:55.519 1.661 0.218
22 38 Bradley Smith Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.916 2.058 0.397
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