Full Saturday free practice times from the Qatar Grand Prix, the first round of the 2009 MotoGP World Championship.

Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, Loris Capirossi and Jorge Lorenzo close at the front - Marco Melandri fifth for Hayate!

Qualifying takes place later tonight, when track temperatures will be cooler...

1. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 56.310 sec
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 1min 56.406 sec
3. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 56.598 sec
4. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team 1min 56.649 sec
5. Marco Melandri ITA Hayate Racing Team 1min 57.135 sec
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1min 57.290 sec
7. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1min 57.576 sec
8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1min 57.714 sec
9. Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP 1min 57.971 sec
10. James Toseland GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1min 58.125 sec
11. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini 1min 58.152 sec
12. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team 1min 58.349 sec
13. Mika Kallio FIN Pramac Racing 1min 58.361 sec
14. Toni Elias SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1min 58.618 sec
15. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1min 59.226 sec
16. Yuki Takahashi JPN Scot Racing Team MotoGP 1min 59.340 sec
17. Niccolo Canepa ITA Pramac Racing 1min 59.564 sec
18. Sete Gibernau SPA Grupo Francisco Hernando 2min 0.256 sec

Fastest Friday time: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro 1min 57.053sec

2009 Qatar test - 3/3/2009: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro 1min 55.744sec

2008 Qatar Grand Prix - 9/3/2008: Pole position: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha (M) 1min 53.927sec Fastest race laps by manufacturer: Ducati: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro (B) 1min 55.153sec Yamaha: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha (M) 1min 55.528sec Honda: Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Team Scot (M) 1min 55.559sec Kawasaki: John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing (B) 1min 56.491sec Suzuki: Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki (B) 1min 56.689sec

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Casey Stoner obliterates the rest once again.