Iannone Tops Day 2 of Qatar MotoGP test

Pedrosa testing at a deserted track
Pedrosa testing at a deserted track

The second day of testing in Qatar was marked by temperatures slightly cooler than yesterday (22° C air / 20° C track at the end of the session) with a few drops of rain falling on the Losail circuit around midday. Most riders went out on track around 4 pm.

Marquez, was a victim of the Losail circuit’s tricky turn 2, where he suffered a tumble at around 8 pm, but set the third fastest time of 1’54.753" on lap 58 of 59, just 0.167" down on today’s pace setter, Andrea Iannone.

Dani Pedrosa, still suffering some pain on his left hand following yesterday’s crash, closed his day with an hour remaining in the session after setting his fastest time of 1’55.282" on lap 21 of 35, which placed him in 10th for the day.

Testing will end tomorrow. With the possibility of rain likely in the desert of Qatar, a “wet test" on the artificially soaked Losail track will be held just before the end of the session.

Friday Testing Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 IANNONE Andrea 29 ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'54.586
2 DOVIZIOSO Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 0.041
3 MARQUEZ Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.167
4 ZARCO Johann 5 FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 0.288
5 RINS Alex 42 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 0.381
6 CRUTCHLOW Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 0.406
7 VINALES Maverick 25 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.465
8 PETRUCCI Danilo 9 ITA Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.602
9 MILLER Jack 43 AUS Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 0.650
10 PEDROSA Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.696
11 ROSSI Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.730
12 ESPARGARO Aleix 41 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 0.874
13 NAKAGAMI Takaaki 30 JPN LCR Honda Honda 0.953
14 LORENZO Jorge 99 SPA Ducati Team Ducati 0.976
15 REDDING Scott 45 GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1.122
16 SMITH Bradley 38 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.212
17 RABAT Tito 53 SPA Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1.289
18 ABRAHAM Karel 17 CZE Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1.290
19 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.488
20 BAUTISTA Alvaro 19 SPA Angel Nieto Team Ducati 1.518
21 SYAHRIN Hafizh 55 MAL Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1.677
22 LUTHI Tom 12 SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1.709
23 SIMEON Xavier 10 BEL Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 2.209
24 KALLIO Mika 36 FIN KTM Test Team KTM 2.632

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