Qatar 1 MotoGP Test Saturday 6pm Times: Aleix Espargaro Leads On New Aprilia RS-GP

The track has been busy on the first day of testing for MotoGP. At 6pm, around the time the sun goes down, it was Aleix Espargaro fastest, three tenths off the race lap record, but 1.7 seconds slower than the outright lap record. Honda test rider Stefan Bradl was second quickest, ahead of Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha. Miguel Oliveira was first KTM in fourth, ahead of Valentino Rossi in fifth.

Times at 6pm:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.259    
2 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'55.362 0.103 0.103
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1'55.796 0.537 0.434
4 88 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'55.810 0.551 0.014
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.893 0.634 0.083
6 12 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'55.913 0.654 0.020
7 33 Brad Binder KTM 1'56.172 0.913 0.259
8 44 Pol Espargaro Honda 1'56.301 1.042 0.129
9 43 Jack Miller Ducati 1'56.342 1.083 0.041
10 21 Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1'56.407 1.148 0.065
11 5 Johann Zarco Ducati 1'56.561 1.302 0.154
12 82 Yamaha Test2 Yamaha 1'56.736 1.477 0.175
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1'56.748 1.489 0.012
14 63 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1'56.846 1.587 0.098
15 36 Joan Mir Suzuki 1'56.957 1.698 0.111
16 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'56.973 1.714 0.016
17 9 Danilo Petrucci KTM 1'57.185 1.926 0.212
18 73 Alex Marquez Honda 1'57.295 2.036 0.110
19 10 Luca Marini Ducati 1'57.335 2.076 0.040
20 50 Sylvain Guintoli Suzuki 1'57.557 2.298 0.222
21 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 1'57.594 2.335 0.037
22 32 Lorenzo Savadori Aprilia 1'57.612 2.353 0.018
23 26 Dani Pedrosa KTM 1'57.617 2.358 0.005
24 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 1'58.026 2.767 0.409
25 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'58.917 3.658 0.891
26 81 Yamaha Test1 Yamaha 1'59.110 3.851 0.193
27 83 Yamaha Test3 Yamaha 1'59.293 4.034 0.183
28 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'59.494 4.235 0.201
29 85 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki 1'59.693 4.434 0.199
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Comments

.... To See Rossi high up in early qualie? Must like the new bike. But I'll read no more than that into it.

...there was me thinking 6pm was the session end. 14th was more like it. blush