While the official Honda, Yamaha and Ducati teams concluded their pre-season preparations at Phillip Island earlier this week, the remaining MotoGP teams are holding their final test at Qatar from Friday to Sunday.
The test sees the return of PBM, after skipping the second Sepang test, while Iodaracing is making its 2014 debut - running its new ART machinery and lone rider Danilo Petrucci.
Testing began at 4pm - Petrucci was the only rider on track during the opening hour - and concludes at 11pm, replicating conditions during the season-opening night race, held at the same Losail circuit from March 20-23...
1. Yonny Hernandez
COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 59.005s
2. Andrea Iannone
ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 59.193s | +0.188s
3. Scott Redding
GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R) 2m 0.036s | +1.031s
4. Aleix Espargaro
ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward-Yamaha) 2m 0.669s | +1.664s
5. Hector Barbera
ESP Avintia Blusens (Avintia) 2m 0.709s | +1.704s
6. Hiroshi Aoyama
JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 2m 0.767s | +1.762s
7. Broc Parkes
AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 2m 1.527s | +2.522s
8. Danilo Petrucci
ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 2m 1.745s | +2.740s
9. Mike Di Meglio
FRA Avintia Blusens (Avintia) 2m 2.972s | +3.967s
10. Michael Laverty
GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 2m 17.727s | +18.722s
Blue = Factory class - Control ECU hardware, but unique manufacturer software.
20 litres of race fuel, five engine changes for the season. All engines must be identical throughout the year, within the same team (development freeze).
Red = Open class - Full control ECU system, hardware and software.
24 litres of race fuel, twelve engine changes for the season. No engine development freeze, plus a softer rear tyre allocation relative to the Factory class.
Official Qatar MotoGP records:
ESP Yamaha 1m 53.927s
Fastest race lap:
AUS Ducati 1m 55.153s
Fastest 2013 race laps by manufacturer:
ESP Honda 1m 55.445s
ESP Yamaha 1m 55.569s
USA Ducati 1m 56.437s
Randy de Puniet
FRA ART 1m 57.710s
ESP FTR-Kawasaki 1m 57.989s
CZE Ioda-Suter 1m 59.405s
GBR PBM-ART 1m 59.713s