MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Qatar MotoGP Race Result: Damp Squib Turns Into Scintillating Season Start

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Maverick Viñales has joined an illustrious list of names by winning his first MotoGP race with a new team, beating off Andrea Dovizioso in a thrilling battle at the end.

Viñales victory came after an improbable start to the race. The Moto3 and Moto2 races took place in near perfect conditions, but spots of rain started falling as the riders headed to the grid, with a second shower falling a little later. The start of the race was delayed twice, finally getting underway about 40 minutes late. By this time, the race had been shortened to twenty laps, with two warm up laps to get tires up to temperatures.

A win by Viñales had looked very far from certain at the start. Andrea Iannone got the holeshot with a brilliant start, leading Viñales and Marc Marquez into the first corner. But Johann Zarco was on his way, the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha putting on a superb display in his first race in the MotoGP class, and quickly taking the lead. Others chased, but Zarco eked away a lead little by little. 

Zarco's luck ran out on lap 6. The Frenchman washed the front out while had a lead of over a second, just misjudging the conditions. 

That handed Andrea Dovizioso the lead, who had just blasted past Marc Marquez along the front straight. Dovizioso pulled a small gap, while Marquez got tangled up with Andrea Iannone for second. But Marquez had switched from the hard to the medium front tire on the grid, and he was starting to run out of front grip. Marquez and Iannone battling allowed Maverick Viñales to close the gap, dragging along his teammate Valentino Rossi

Andrea Iannone was the first to leave the group, crashing out as he was forced to touch the front brake mid corner to avoid hitting the back of Marc Marquez. That allowed Viñales and Rossi to catch Marquez, and as the Repsol Honda rider struggled, the Yamaha riders made their way past. 

Rossi looked close to threatening Viñales, but never quite had the pace of his teammate. Viñales got tangled up with Dovizioso, passing the factory Ducati man in a series of brilliant passes through the back section of the track, but losing out on the front straight and into Turn 1 as the Italian used the superior horsepower of the Ducati and his ability on the brakes to hold Viñales at bay. But Viñales would not be denied. On the penultimate lap, he got past Dovizioso and held an advantage into Turn 1. From there, he managed the gap all the way home. 

Viñales became the first rider since Casey Stoner to win his first race after switching teams. Dovizioso was forced to settle for second, after choosing to run the soft rear and not quite making it last to the end. Valentino Rossi took the last spot on the podium, surprised to be there after a tough few practice sessions.

Marc Marquez crossed the line in fourth, some distance ahead of his teammate Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa just managed to hold off a charging Aleix Espargaro, who recorded an outstanding result on his first ride on the Aprilia. Scott Redding took a very strong seventh, ahead of Jack Miller on the Marc VDS Honda. Alex Rins won the battle of the rookies, finishing just ahead of Jonas Folger, after battling with him all race. Jorge Lorenzo took a disappointing eleventh place on his first outing on the Ducati.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 38'59.999
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati +0.461
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha +1.928
4 93 Marc Marquez Honda +6.745
5 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda +7.128
6 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia +7.661
7 45 Scott Redding Ducati +9.782
8 43 Jack Miller Honda +14.486
9 42 Alex Rins Suzuki +14.788
10 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha +15.069
11 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati +20.516
12 76 Loris Baz Ducati +21.255
13 8 Hector Barbera Ducati +28.828
14 17 Karel Abraham Ducati +29.123
15 53 Tito Rabat Honda +29.470
16 44 Pol Espargaro KTM +33.601
17 38 Bradley Smith KTM +39.704
18 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia +47.131
Not Classified
  9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 6 Laps
  29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 10 Laps
  19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 13 Laps
  5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 14 Laps
  35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 16 Laps

 

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2017 Qatar Moto2 Race Result: Dominant Display To Take Victory

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Franco Morbidelli has taken a dominant victory in the Moto2 class at Qatar, the first win of his Grand Prix career.

The Italian took the lead from the start, converting pole position into first place going into the first corner. He had Tom Luthi in his wake, the Swiss rider a specialist around the Qatar circuit, while behind, Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami gave chase. Luthi grabbed the lead on the second lap, but he did not hold it for long.

Just over a lap later, Morbidelli took back the lead at Turn 12, and never looked back. Morbidelli quickly opened a gap, then built up a lead over a couple of seconds by simply outpacing everyone else on the track. Luthi's resistance was quickly broken.

The Swiss rider was left to deal with Morbidelli's Marc VDS teammate Alex Marquez. But Marquez' pace dropped rapidly after six laps, and he soon lost Luthi's tow. Nakagami was on a charge forward, and was bringing along Miguel Oliveira, the Portuguese rider making a strong debut on the KTM. Nakagami and Oliveira made short work of Marquez, and the Spaniard dropped off the back of the group.

Luthi, Nakagami and Oliveira were all very close, but never managed to quite get close enough to challenge one another. Oliveira gave it one last push on the final lap, but a minor wobble gave Nakagami just enough breathing room to hold on to second position. Luthi ended the race in second, ahead of Nakagami, while Oliveira took a very creditable fourth place finish on the KTM's first outing.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 40'18.480
2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex +2.681
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex +3.304
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM +3.584
5 73 Alex Marquez Kalex +11.226
6 10 Luca Marini Kalex +13.747
7 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex +13.988
8 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex +17.465
9 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 +17.477
10 49 Axel Pons Kalex +17.767
11 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter +17.802
12 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex +18.090
13 52 Danny Kent Suter +19.323
14 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex +22.798
15 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex +24.009
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter +24.077
17 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up +28.193
18 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex +31.828
19 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex +31.839
20 41 Brad Binder KTM +34.046
21 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex +40.227
22 11 Sandro Cortese Suter +40.279
23 60 Julian Simon Kalex +40.446
24 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex +42.501
25 88 Ricard Cardus Speed Up +43.000
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex +47.072
27 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex +47.486
28 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex +51.206
29 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex +1'02.080
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9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 12 Laps
55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 12 Laps
8 Saeed Al Sulaiti Speed Up 15 Laps
87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 0 Lap
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2017 Qatar Moto3 Race Result: Masterful Display Kicks Off New Season

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Joan Mir has taken an impressive victory at the first race of the season at Qatar, putting in an astounding last lap to hold off a charging group.

The weather played ball for the Moto3 class, near perfect conditions allowing a classic Moto3 race to unfold. The Losail circuit's kilometer-long front straight prevented anyone from getting away easily, meaning that a large group of fourteen riders broke away from the start. Joan Mir was a constant feature at the front, but came under constant pressure from the leaders of the group. John McPhee, Andrea Migno, Romano Fenati, Philipp Oettl, Juanfran Guevara, and Jorge Martin swapped the lead constantly down the front straight, the slipstream offering the best choice of overtaking.

The group was slowly whittled down to seven riders, with a stronger group of four emerging in the latter stages of the race. Mir, Fenati, McPhee and Martin were strongest, though they could never quite break free of Canet, Migno, Antonelli or Di Giannantonio.

The race would be decided on the final lap, as so many Moto3 races have in Qatar. Mir played his hand superbly, understanding that he was strong enough to lead from the last corner to the line if he had a couple of tenths going into the last corner. The Leopard Racing rider pushed hard around the back of the circuit, where he knew he was stronger, and just opened a slim piece of clear space. Going into the last corner, he had just enough room to take a commanding victory.

John McPhee took second, after an impressive first outing with the brand new British Talent Team. Jorge Martin got the run out of the last corner, the Gresini man just sneaking past Romano Fenati to take third, and bringing Aron Canet with him. That gave Honda a clean sweep of the top five at Qatar, with Andrea Migno the first KTM home in sixth.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time/diff
1 36 Joan Mir Honda 38'27.364
2 17 John Mcphee Honda 0.135
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda 0.218
4 44 Aron Canet Honda 0.252
5 5 Romano Fenati Honda 0.453
6 16 Andrea Migno KTM 0.579
7 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 0.661
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 0.878
9 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1.693
10 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 7.904
11 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 12.221
12 11 Livio Loi Honda 16.748
13 40 Darryn Binder KTM 16.786
14 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 16.821
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 16.832
16 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 16.943
17 95 Jules Danilo Honda 27.583
18 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 27.638
19 27 Kaito Toba Honda 27.641
20 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 28.034
21 6 Maria Herrera KTM 28.150
22 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 28.379
23 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 28.388
24 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 29.520
25 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 54.344
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM +1'09.769
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  4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 4 Laps
  58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 6 Laps
  65 Philipp Oettl KTM 6 Laps
  75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 14 Laps

 

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2017 Qatar MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez Fastest Despite Fall

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Marc Marquez finishes the MotoGP warm up as fastest, despite minor crash. Andrea Dovizioso was second, while Johann Zarco surprised by taking third.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'55.728
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'55.917 0.189 0.189
3 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'56.003 0.275 0.086
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'56.008 0.280 0.005
5 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'56.084 0.356 0.076
6 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'56.085 0.357 0.001
7 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'56.114 0.386 0.029
8 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'56.181 0.453 0.067
9 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'56.290 0.562 0.109
10 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'56.317 0.589 0.027
11 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'56.399 0.671 0.082
12 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.416 0.688 0.017
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.624 0.896 0.208
14 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.643 0.915 0.019
15 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'56.684 0.956 0.041
16 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'56.722 0.994 0.038
17 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'56.758 1.030 0.036
18 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'56.819 1.091 0.061
19 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'56.907 1.179 0.088
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'56.962 1.234 0.055
21 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'57.444 1.716 0.482
22 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'57.457 1.729 0.013
23 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'57.712 1.984 0.255
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2017 Qatar Moto2 Warm Up Result: Morbidelli Leads Nakagami

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Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 2'00.472
2 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 2'00.764 0.292 0.292
3 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2'00.771 0.299 0.007
4 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'00.829 0.357 0.058
5 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 2'00.888 0.416 0.059
6 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2'01.279 0.807 0.391
7 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 2'01.295 0.823 0.016
8 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 2'01.312 0.840 0.017
9 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 2'01.327 0.855 0.015
10 49 Axel Pons Kalex 2'01.333 0.861 0.006
11 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 2'01.345 0.873 0.012
12 52 Danny Kent Suter 2'01.356 0.884 0.011
13 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 2'01.512 1.040 0.156
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 2'01.520 1.048 0.008
15 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2'01.546 1.074 0.026
16 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 2'01.573 1.101 0.027
17 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 2'01.644 1.172 0.071
18 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 2'01.653 1.181 0.009
19 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 2'01.739 1.267 0.086
20 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 2'01.800 1.328 0.061
21 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 2'02.070 1.598 0.270
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2'02.091 1.619 0.021
23 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2'02.098 1.626 0.007
24 60 Julian Simon Kalex 2'02.177 1.705 0.079
25 88 Ricard Cardus Speed Up 2'02.186 1.714 0.009
26 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 2'02.223 1.751 0.037
27 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 2'02.273 1.801 0.050
28 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'02.376 1.904 0.103
29 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2'02.541 2.069 0.165
30 41 Brad Binder KTM 2'02.603 2.131 0.062
31 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2'03.170 2.698 0.567
32 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'04.169 3.697 0.999
33 8 Saeed Al Sulaiti Speed Up 2'04.625 4.153 0.456
96 Nasser Al Malki Speed Up
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2017 Qatar Moto3 Warm Up Result: Mir Fastest On Damp Track

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A very brief shower of rain left the track at Qatar damp for the start of the extended 30 minutes warm up session for the Moto3 class. The track dried through the session, and the riders spent nearly all their time on slick tires. Joan Mir ended the session as fastest, ahead of John McPhee and Adam Norrodin.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 36 Joan Mir Honda 2'09.331
2 17 John Mcphee Honda 2'09.735 0.404 0.404
3 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2'09.814 0.483 0.079
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2'09.896 0.565 0.082
5 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2'09.947 0.616 0.051
6 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2'10.075 0.744 0.128
7 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2'10.095 0.764 0.020
8 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2'10.106 0.775 0.011
9 44 Aron Canet Honda 2'10.138 0.807 0.032
10 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2'10.189 0.858 0.051
11 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2'10.295 0.964 0.106
12 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2'10.455 1.124 0.160
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'10.539 1.208 0.084
14 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2'10.634 1.303 0.095
15 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2'10.706 1.375 0.072
16 11 Livio Loi Honda 2'10.737 1.406 0.031
17 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2'10.916 1.585 0.179
18 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2'11.063 1.732 0.147
19 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 2'11.154 1.823 0.091
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2'11.223 1.892 0.069
21 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2'11.426 2.095 0.203
22 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2'11.593 2.262 0.167
23 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2'11.643 2.312 0.050
24 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2'11.752 2.421 0.109
25 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'11.756 2.425 0.004
26 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2'12.869 3.538 1.113
27 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2'12.997 3.666 0.128
28 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2'13.185 3.854 0.188
29 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'14.133 4.802 0.948
30 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2'15.203 5.872 1.070
19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM
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2017 Qatar MotoGP FP3 Result: Viñales Fastest As Lorenzo Misses Q2

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Maverick Viñales has topped the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Qatar, and goes into qualifying on Saturday as the fastest man of the field. The Movistar Yamaha rider did not chase a fast lap like the other riders, comfortable as he was knowing that he had already qualified for Q2.

Andrea Iannone put in an astonishing lap to come out of nowhere and take second place, just a hundredth of a second behind Viñales' FP3 time, but still over half a second slower than the Yamaha rider's best time set in FP1. Johann Zarco ended FP3 in third, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa. Cal Crutchlow set the sixth fastest time, but crashed in Turn 2 near the end of the session. 

Marc Marquez was seventh in FP3, but was third quickest overall thanks to his time yesterday. Danilo Petrucci and Jorge Lorenzo were eighth and ninth, but were not quick enough to qualify straight for Q2, and will have to pass through Q1 on Saturday. 

Combined results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'54.316    
2 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'54.848 0.532 0.532
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'54.912 0.596 0.064
4 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'55.008 0.692 0.096
5 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'55.042 0.726 0.034
6 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'55.085 0.769 0.043
7 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'55.113 0.797 0.028
8 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'55.713 0.892 0.095
9 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'55.211 0.895 0.003
10 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.414 1.098 0.203
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11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'55.435 1.119 0.021
12 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'55.461 1.145 0.026
13 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'55.581 1.265 0.120
14 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'55.624 1.308 0.043
15 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.634 1.318 0.010
16 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'55.959 1.643 0.325
17 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'56.003 1.687 0.044
18 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.179 1.863 0.176
19 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'56.368 2.052 0.189
20 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'56.725 2.409 0.357
21 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'56.854 2.538 0.129
22 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'57.116 2.800 0.262
23 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'57.654 3.338 0.538

FP3 only results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'54.834    
2 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'54.848 0.014 0.014
3 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'55.008 0.174 0.160
4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'55.042 0.208 0.034
5 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'55.113 0.279 0.071
6 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'55.211 0.377 0.098
7 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'55.296 0.462 0.085
8 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'55.435 0.601 0.139
9 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'55.461 0.627 0.026
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.634 0.800 0.173
11 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'55.676 0.842 0.042
12 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'55.713 0.879 0.037
13 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.790 0.956 0.077
14 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'56.095 1.261 0.305
15 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.249 1.415 0.154
16 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'56.617 1.783 0.368
17 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'56.662 1.828 0.045
18 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'56.692 1.858 0.030
19 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'56.854 2.020 0.162
20 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'56.935 2.101 0.081
21 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'57.005 2.171 0.070
22 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'57.630 2.796 0.625
23 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'57.654 2.820 0.024

 

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2017 Qatar Moto2 FP3 Result: Morbidelli Edges Marc VDS Teammate Marquez

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The Marc VDS riders have ended at the top of the timesheets in the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class. Franco Morbidelli leads the way, just holding off a late challenge from Alex Marquez. Danny Kent finished the session as third fastest, the Kiefer Racing Suter performing well on the cold track at Qatar.

Tom Luthi finished fourth fastest, just ahead of the second Suter of Dominique Aegerter. Xavi Vierge put the Tech 3 bike into sixth, ahead of Fabio Quartararo, while Miguel Oliviera made it four chassis makes in the top eight on the KTM.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 2'00.349    
2 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 2'00.372 0.023 0.023
3 52 Danny Kent Suter 2'00.568 0.219 0.196
4 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'00.703 0.354 0.135
5 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 2'00.774 0.425 0.071
6 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 2'00.791 0.442 0.017
7 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 2'00.806 0.457 0.015
8 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2'00.913 0.564 0.107
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 2'00.972 0.623 0.059
10 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2'00.999 0.650 0.027
11 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 2'01.001 0.652 0.002
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2'01.054 0.705 0.053
13 49 Axel Pons Kalex 2'01.074 0.725 0.020
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 2'01.173 0.824 0.099
15 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 2'01.225 0.876 0.052
16 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 2'01.232 0.883 0.007
17 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'01.273 0.924 0.041
18 41 Brad Binder KTM 2'01.303 0.954 0.030
19 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 2'01.349 1.000 0.046
20 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 2'01.429 1.080 0.080
21 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2'01.491 1.142 0.062
22 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 2'01.510 1.161 0.019
23 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 2'01.540 1.191 0.030
24 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 2'01.850 1.501 0.310
25 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2'01.975 1.626 0.125
26 60 Julian Simon Kalex 2'02.117 1.768 0.142
27 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 2'02.217 1.868 0.100
28 88 Ricard Cardus Speed Up 2'02.299 1.950 0.082
29 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 2'02.415 2.066 0.116
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2'02.561 2.212 0.146
31 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2'03.100 2.751 0.539
32 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'03.739 3.390 0.639
33 8 Saeed Al Sulaiti Speed Up 2'04.161 3.812 0.422
  96 Nasser Al Malki Speed Up      

 

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2017 Qatar Moto3 FP3 Result: Martin Leads Fenati

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Jorge Martin has topped the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class. The Gresini Honda rider took a big lead towards the end of the session to finish nearly two tenths ahead of Romano Fenati on the Rivacold Honda. Philipp Oettl was the quickest KTM rider, ending the session in third, just a fraction ahead of Bo Bendsneyder.

This was the only session of practice for the Moto3 class tonight. They reconvene again on Saturday, for qualifying.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2'06.817    
2 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2'06.989 0.172 0.172
3 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2'07.159 0.342 0.170
4 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2'07.162 0.345 0.003
5 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'07.207 0.390 0.045
6 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2'07.319 0.502 0.112
7 44 Aron Canet Honda 2'07.373 0.556 0.054
8 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2'07.425 0.608 0.052
9 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2'07.514 0.697 0.089
10 17 John Mcphee Honda 2'07.545 0.728 0.031
11 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2'07.748 0.931 0.203
12 36 Joan Mir Honda 2'07.810 0.993 0.062
13 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2'07.921 1.104 0.111
14 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2'07.976 1.159 0.055
15 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2'07.994 1.177 0.018
16 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2'08.003 1.186 0.009
17 11 Livio Loi Honda 2'08.073 1.256 0.070
18 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2'08.139 1.322 0.066
19 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'08.149 1.332 0.010
20 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2'08.373 1.556 0.224
21 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2'08.442 1.625 0.069
22 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2'08.648 1.831 0.206
23 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2'08.784 1.967 0.136
24 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 2'09.068 2.251 0.284
25 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2'09.134 2.317 0.066
26 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2'09.171 2.354 0.037
27 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2'09.218 2.401 0.047
28 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2'09.247 2.430 0.029
29 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2'09.966 3.149 0.719
30 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2'11.326 4.509 1.360
  19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM      

 

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2017 Qatar MotoGP FP2 Result: Redding Leads Surprise-packed Session

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Scott Redding has topped the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class, with riders chasing a place in Q2 with an eye to the weather later this evening. With forecasts showing a chance of rain in FP3, almost everyone put on soft tires at the end and pushed for a fast lap. 

That pursuit threw up several pleasant surprises. Scott Redding's switch to the Ohlins forks he used in 2016 is proving successful, the Pramac Ducati rider improving his time by near a second. Andrea Dovizioso, who regretted not using a soft tire on Thursday, saw his patience rewarded with the second fastest time, exactly a tenth of a second slower than Redding.

Two more satellite bikes filled out the top four, Jonas Folger leading his Monster Tech 3 Yamaha teammate Johann Zarco. Maverick Viñales followed in fifth, suffering his first crash on a Yamaha at an official event. Viñales got slight off line and into the dirty part of the track, and went down at Turn 4. He was uninjured, and got back on his spare bike once he got back to the pits.

Valentino Rossi kept the Yamaha group complete, the Movistar Yamaha rider taking sixth place and ensuring his place in Q2 at the moment. The change made last night to allow him to use the soft tire paid off, and was working in his fast run. Alvaro Bautista ended the session in seventh on the Aspar Ducati, just ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo looked unhappy in the pits, and was concerned to be half a second down and in eighth place. Marc Marquez was the fastest Honda rider home, setting the ninth fastest time, and finishing just ahead of Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia.

If the weather takes a turn for the worse, then these are the riders which are currently through to Q2: Viñales, Marquez, Redding, Dovizioso, Folger, Pedrosa, Zarco, Rossi, Bautista, Lorenzo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 45 Scott Redding Ducati 1'55.085    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'55.185 0.100 0.100
3 94 Jonas Folger Yamaha 1'55.208 0.123 0.023
4 5 Johann Zarco Yamaha 1'55.316 0.231 0.108
5 25 Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1'55.378 0.293 0.062
6 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'55.414 0.329 0.036
7 19 Alvaro Bautista Ducati 1'55.581 0.496 0.167
8 99 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati 1'55.604 0.519 0.023
9 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'55.698 0.613 0.094
10 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 1'55.750 0.665 0.052
11 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'55.760 0.675 0.010
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'55.828 0.743 0.068
13 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'55.959 0.874 0.131
14 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1'56.003 0.918 0.044
15 29 Andrea Iannone Suzuki 1'56.069 0.984 0.066
16 42 Alex Rins Suzuki 1'56.179 1.094 0.110
17 53 Tito Rabat Honda 1'56.368 1.283 0.189
18 76 Loris Baz Ducati 1'56.501 1.416 0.133
19 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.530 1.445 0.029
20 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'56.934 1.849 0.404
21 44 Pol Espargaro KTM 1'57.116 2.031 0.182
22 22 Sam Lowes Aprilia 1'57.517 2.432 0.401
23 38 Bradley Smith KTM 1'58.020 2.935 0.503

 

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