Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami headed the times on day two of the official Moto2 test at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.

Rain stopped play on day one of the final test of the off-season on Friday and the Moto2 riders made up for lost time as conditions improved on Saturday, with Idemitsu Honda Team Asia rider Nakagami leading the way overall on his Kalex after the three sessions, lapping in 2m 00.187s.

"We had some good information from the bike and especially we could not rider yesterday because of the weather conditions," said Nakagami.

"Today it took time to understand the conditions because yesterday it rained. Session one was around three o'clock so it was difficult to understand but session two was an improvement, so let's see tomorrow.

"Many people say tomorrow it is not good weather but anyway it is a good start for us."

Franco Morbidelli - quickest in session two - was only 0.053 seconds adrift in second place ahead of his Estrella Galicia 0,0 team-mate Alex Marquez, who was a further 0.187 seconds in arrears in third.

Marquez, who was fastest at the Jerez test, suffered a minor spill but returned to the pits after picking up his bike as he ended the day with a best lap in 2m 00.427s.

Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) impressed to finish fourth fastest after lapping in 2m 00.771s as he finished in front of Red Bull KTM Ajo's Miguel Oliveira, while Thomas Luthi - who was fastest in the first session - rounded out the top six for CarXpert Interwetten.

Britain's Danny Kent was ninth on the combined time sheets for Kiefer Racing, setting his fastest lap in 2m 01.236s to finish as the fastest Suter.

Kent slotted in behind Pons HP 40 rider and rookie Fabio Quartararo, with Xavi Vierge (Tech 3 Racing) in eighth.

Axel Pons completed the top ten on the RW Racing GP Kalex, 1.065s off the pace of Nakagami.

Reigning Moto3 world champion Brad Binder was 21st for Red Bull KTM Ajo as he makes his comeback from a broken arm.

The final day of pre-season testing for the intermediate class gets underway at 16:30 (GMT+3) on Sunday at Losail as the countdown continues to next weekend's opening race under the floodlights in Qatar.



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