Johann Zarco continues his good form heading into the second MotoGP Grand Prix in Qatar with the fastest time in warm up.

The Frenchman was the last rider to exit pit lane after staying in the garage for the first ten minutes.

Zarco will start today’s race second on the grid behind rookie team-mate Jorge Martin

Second and third were the Monster Energy Yamahas of Fabio Quartararo in second and championship leader Maverick Vinales third.

Quartararo did have the fastest time for most of the session before his fellow countrymen took over at the top of the leaderboard with four minutes remaining.  

Fourth was yet another Yamaha in the shape of Franco Morbidelli who has endured a difficult weekend so far. 

However, it was a better start to race day for the 2020 title runner-up, and he will be hoping to claim a similar position in the race. 

Fifth was pole sitter Jorge Martin, as the Pramac riders were once again fastest of the six Ducati bikes. 

Just behind the Spaniard in sixth was Francesco Bagnaia, which is the same spot he will start the race from. 

In seventh was the current world champion Joan Mir, with Aleix Espargaro and team-mate Alex Rins in eighth and ninth place respectively. 

Closing out the top ten was the highest placed Honda of Takaaki Nakagami who will start today’s race in sixteenth position. 

Conditions were a lot calmer for the riders during warm up compared to yesterday’s strong winds, and this is expected to remain the case which will be a very welcome sight for everyone.

 

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