2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test: Day 2 as it happened

Live updates, pictures and lap times from Day 2 of the MotoGP preseason test in Qatar

2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test: Day 2

MotoGP riders return on Tuesday for the final day of preseason testing before the 2024 season begins in Qatar on March 8.

On Monday, Francesco Bagnaia topped the timesheet ahead of Jorge Martin - an ominous sign for the season ahead, perhaps.

Marc Marquez also faced questions about sandbagging his GP23. Something to keep an eye on...

The Yamahas and Hondas have one final day to finalise their set-ups before entering a season which they hope will restore them to the front of MotoGP.

20 Feb 2024
Final lap times

Here are the final results from Qatar.

In the past hour

Brad Binder stops at Turn 15 with a technical issue.

Aleix Espargaro has crashed but is okay.

Factory Ducatis on top

Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini are fastest with an half an hour to go.

Marc Marquez is P4.

Bagnaia smashes unofficial lap record

1:50.952 from the MotoGP champion!

That's the fastest-ever lap in Qatar!

All seven Ducatis are currently inside the top eight fastest riders.

A new leader

Jorge Martin has gone top of the timesheets.

Here's the live lap times: 2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test results - Day 2

Pecco Bagnaia catches the eye

The reigning MotoGP champion produces the first 1:52 lap of the day.

Marc Marquez briefly tops the timesheet

Four hours to go, and the Gresini Ducati rider tops the session...

What were the red flags for?

They came out due to a technical issue for Honda's Joan Mir.

Technical problems for Marc Marquez

Gresini Ducati rider stopped at Turn 15 with a technical issue while trying to complete his first outlap.

He is now back out on track.

Red flag

Riders have all gone back to their boxes.

Today's live lap times

Here's the lap times after the first hour in Qatar.

Joan Mir's assessment of Honda

“I was comfortable. I came with low expectations," he admitted.

“Last year it was very, very difficult to stay on the bike.

“I was surprised. We have taken the correct steps forward."


Day 2 of the preseason MotoGP test in Qatar is underway.

Yesterday, running was a lot more sparse in the morning than in the afternoon due to the windy weather conditions.

But with just one more day to set up bikes before the season begins on March 8, let's see what's in store today.