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2016 Qatar MotoGP Qualifying Result: New Tires Means A Few Surprises

Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class:

Jorge Lorenzo has taken the first pole of the brand new MotoGP era, pushing hard with his very first lap to set a time which nobody could end up beating, at least, not inside of the allotted 15 minute slot allowed for Q2. Jorge Lorenzo's pole brings his total to 62, passing his teammate Valentino Rossi in the record books and becoming the rider with the most pole positions since Grand Prix racing started tracking the position in 1974.

2016 Qatar MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Leads Marquez, Argues With Rossi

Jorge Lorenzo has topped the final session of free practice ahead of the qualifying for the MotoGP class, the Movistar Yamaha rider putting in a blistering lap at the end of the session to take the lead from Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez. But the session was far from smooth for Lorenzo or his teammate Valentino Rossi. The two bickered in the middle of the session, Rossi sitting up to gesticulate at Lorenzo when the Spaniard was following him, and the pair continuing the argument at the end of the session as they lined up to do their practice starts. 

2016 Qatar Moto3 Qualifying Result: Last Gasp Pole Grabbed in Dying Minutes

Results and summary of Moto3 qualifying:

Romano Fenati has claimed the first pole position of the 2016 Grand Prix season, after a strategic use of a group ahead of him to gain half a second along Qatar's massive front straight. and snatch pole. The Italian deposed Belgian rider Livio Loi, who had topped the timesheets for much of the session, impressing by setting times completely on his own. Loi will start from second on the grid, the first time he has ever had a front row start, though he will likely be disappointed to miss out on his first Tissot watch for pole.

2016 Qatar MotoGP FP3 Result: Iannone Heads Thrilling Session

Andrea Iannone was the fastest man of the day on Friday in the MotoGP class, the factory Ducati rider putting in a scorching lap at the end of the session to take top spot. But Iannone had been quick throughout the session, stuck close behind both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez when the two Spaniards were fastest, and finding a bit extra to ensure he went into qualifying as favorite.

2016 Qatar Moto2 FP3 Results: Lowes Smashes Lap Record

Sam Lowes has stamped his authority on the Moto2 class at Qatar by dominating the final session of free practice. The Gresini rider took the lead in the session early and laid down an imposing rhythm, posting a whole string of quick laps. He also managed to do it without crashing, a big improvement after crashing twice on the first day. The final few laps saw him lapping under the pole record, ending nearly two tenths quicker than his old record from last year.

2016 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Results: Folger Leads Title Favorites

Jonas Folger has topped the timesheets in the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Qatar. The Dynavolt Intact GP rider set his fast time early in the second session to get within a couple of hundredths of the outright lap record. Sam Lowes took second spot, less than a tenth off the pace of Folger, despite a second crash of the day. Lowes just edged Alex Rins into third, the HP 40 Pons rider radically improved after a much slower FP1.

2016 Qatar Moto3 FP2 Result: Loi Breaks Record, Leads Rookies

Livio Loi's transformation into front runner continues apace. After just nipping ahead of Jorge Navarro in FP1, Loi blasted the rest of the field in the second session of Moto3 practice on Thursday, setting a new lap record for the Losail circuit on the way. By the time the flag fell, Loi's advantage had stretched to nearly a third of a second.

2016 Qatar MotoGP FP1 Result: Lorenzo Dominates, Rossi Leads Ducati Chase

Jorge Lorenzo has taken his pace from testing into the first full event of the season. The reigning world champion topped the timesheets early, and by the halfway mark had set a pace few could follow during his first long run. In the second half of the session, he dropped his time even further, stretching out his advantage to over a quarter of a second.

2016 Qatar Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Leads, Lowes Crashes

The fatter rubber of the Moto2 Dunlop tires helped clean the track a little more during the first session of free practice for the intermediate class at Qatar, and times reflected that improvement. Tom Luthi ended the session as quickest, a couple of tenths under the race lap record and three tenths slower than the pole record.

2016 Qatar Moto3 FP1 Result: Loi and Navarro Lay Down the Law

The 2016 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season got underway in customary form: on a dusty Losail circuit producing relatively slow times and treacherous conditions. There were multiple crashes during the first forty minute session of free practice for the Moto3 class, with Niccolo Antonelli and Andrea Locatelli among the fallers. 

2016 Qatar Moto3 Test Times, Day 3: Antonelli Leads Loi as Testing Closes

Niccolo Antonelli leaves the final preseason test for the Moto3 class as the fastest rider, smashing the existing pole record at Qatar by nearly four tenths of a second. Livio Loi, who just crept under the lap record on Saturday, improved his time again on Sunday, but ended up over two tenths behind Antonelli, after a very strong showing during testing.

2016 Qatar Moto2 Test Times, Day 3: Lowes Makes a Statement to End Testing

Sam Lowes has laid out his intentions with his final run of 2016 preseason testing for the Moto2 class, using his final run of the day at Qatar to break his existing pole record by a couple of hundredths of a second. Lowes has been consistently fast throughout testing, and ended the three-day test with an advantage of over two tenths of a second over the rest of the Moto2 field.