2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test results - Day 2

Final lap times during Tuesday’s second and last day of the 2024 Qatar MotoGP test.

Francesco Bagnaia, Qatar MotoGP test, 20 February
Francesco Bagnaia, Qatar MotoGP test, 20 February

2024 MotoGP pre-season testing concluded with reigning double champion Francesco Bagnaia fastest, courtesy of a new unofficial lap record at the Qatar test.

The Italian, who also topped the previous Sepang outing, led a factory Ducati one-two with team-mate Enea Bastianini 0.120s behind.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro was best of the rest, despite a fall in the final hour.

Marc Marquez was the top satellite rider in fourth place, having briefly topped this evening’s timesheet.

The new Gresini Ducati rider was also reported as crashing at Turn 4 in the closing stages, meaning it was his first fall from a Desmosedici after almost six full days on the bike.

Despite nursing fractures from his Sepang highside, Raul Fernandez bounced back strongly with fifth on the 2023-spec Trackhouse RS-GP.

Espargaro’s team-mate Maverick Vinales made it three Aprilias in the top six, followed by the Ducatis of Jorge Martin (Pramac) and last November's race winner Fabio di Giannantonio (VR46).

KTM's Brad Binder made a late rise to ninth, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, with team-mate Jack Miller in eleventh. Miguel Oliveira appeared to make progress on his turning issues with the 2024 RS-GP for 12th.

Alex Marquez was the final rider within one second of Bagnaia, followed by the lead Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo in 14th. The Frenchman warned after day one that Yamaha is still a long way from solving its rear grip issues during a time attack.

A late lap from Johann Zarco saw the LCR rider again finish as the top Honda, albeit only 17th, with team-mate Takaaki Nakagami also leapfrogging ahead of the Repsol machines of Joan Mir and Luca Marini. Zarco and Mir both fell in the final minutes while trying to improve.

Bagnaia was also one of the fastest over a longer run on Tuesday - only Aleix Espargaro was quicker - although they both only did 7 laps. Binder was the quickest over a full 22-lap Grand Prix distance, with Vinales a close match for the KTM over a slightly shorter 17 laps.

Rookie Acosta was around half-a-second per lap slower than Binder over a full distance, once his slow laps (losing several seconds, presumably due to a mistake) were discounted.

Average lap time during longer runs, Qatar Test - Day 2

  • Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) 1m 52.106s (7 laps)
  • Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) 1m 52.430s (7 laps)
  • Fabio di Giannantonio (Ducati) 1m 52.533s (11 laps)
  • Enea Bastianini (Ducati) 1m 52.541s (10 laps)
  • Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati) 1m 52.951s (9 laps)
  • Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) 1m 53.042s (10 laps)
  • Brad Binder (KTM) 1m 53.224s (22 laps)
  • Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) 1m 53.322s (17 laps)
  • Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) 1m 53.544s (14 laps)
  • Jack Miller (KTM) 1m 53.614s (8 laps)
  • Alex Marquez (Ducati) 1m 53.693s (18 laps)
  • Pedro Acosta (KTM) 1m 53.710s (18 laps*)
  • Luca Marini (Honda) 1m 53.840s (14 laps)
  • Johann Zarco (Honda) 1m 53.876s (10 laps)
  • Miguel Oliveira (Aprilia) 1m 54.005s (10 laps)
  • Augusto Fernandez (KTM) 1m 54.076 (13 laps*)

*Slow laps removed

di Giannantonio’s race-winning average lap time at Qatar 2023: 1m 53.667s

Bagnaia topped the speed chart at 351.7km/h and had the highest (top 5) average of 346.7km/h.

However, the Yamahas were again impressive with Alex Rins setting the next best one-off speed of 348.3km/h and team-mate Quartararo the next best average of 346.3km/h.

Testing took place from 2-9pm but only got 'serious' once dusk arrived at around 6pm. The season-opening March 9 Sprint race will start at 7pm and the MotoGP race at 8pm the following day.

New Pramac Ducati rider Franco Morbidelli remained sidelined by last month’s Superbike training accident, but was present in the pits.

2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (FINAL)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLapMax (km/h)
1=Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)1:50.952s29/52351.7
2=Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.120s29/49346.1
3=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.308s36/45342.8
4=Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.383s39/42345.0
5=Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+0.389s50/56346.1
6=Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.435s33/60342.8
7=Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)+0.514s42/50347.2
8=Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.537s34/60350.6
9^8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.631s53/55346.1
10=Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.726s48/49346.1
11˅2Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.768s41/57343.9
12^9Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+0.884s52/65347.2
13˅2Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.992s33/62346.1
14˅2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.013s43/57349.5
15=Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+1.094s68/72349.5
16˅2Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.151s59/60348.3
17˅1Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.210s50/52345.0
18^1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.432s52/53340.6
19˅6Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.505s21/32340.6
20=Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.725s54/60343.9
21^2Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+1.818s77/83345.0
22˅4Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.060s46/59345.0
23˅1Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+2.703s54/67340.6
24=Lorenzo SavadoriITATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP)+10.448s7/12338.5
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (8pm)
1^4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)1:50.952s29/40
2^2Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.120s29/34
3^4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.308s36/43
4^6Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.383s39/40
5^3Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+0.389s50/51
6^7Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.435s33/41
7˅1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)+0.514s42/50
8˅7Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.537s34/48
9^9Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.768s41/42
10˅8Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.806s29/43
11˅8Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.992s33/40
12^2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.013s43/45
13^7Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.505s21/23
14˅5Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.548s34/54
15˅3Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+1.596s58/58
16˅5Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.738s25/33
17˅2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.907s34/47
18^3Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.060s46/51
19˅3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+2.166s23/33
20˅3Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.328s22/44
21˅2Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+2.380s44/45
22=Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+2.703s54/60
23=Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+2.909s30/70
24=Lorenzo SavadoriITATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP)+10.448s7/12
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (7pm)
1^11Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)1:51.569s31/32
2^5Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.189s29/34
3^14Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.375s33/34
4˅3Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.567s19/27
5^1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.582s26/28
6˅4Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)+0.599s23/40
7^2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.655s24/31
8˅5Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+0.914s20/40
9˅5Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.931s34/45
10˅5Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.947s18/34
11^10Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.121s25/27
12˅4Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+1.234s27/55
13˅3Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+1.258s16/27
14˅3Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.287s17/32
15˅2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.339s19/24
16^6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.549s23/28
17˅3Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.711s22/28
18˅3Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.776s27/29
19˅3Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+1.893s25/41
20^3Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.217s10/11
21˅3Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.231s24/39
22˅2Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+2.240s45/51
23˅4Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+2.292s30/57
24=Lorenzo SavadoriITATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP)+9.831s7/12
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (6pm)
1^4Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)1:52.136s19/19
2^6Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)+0.032s23/24
3^3Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+0.347s20/26
4^5Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.364s34/34
5˅2Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.380s18/24
6˅5Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.439s8/21
7=Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.565s22/23
8^5Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+0.667s27/41
9^9Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.677s15/20
10˅8Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.691s16/18
11^1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.720s17/24
12˅8Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.908s21/21
13^2Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.090s13/17
14^2Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.144s22/23
15^6Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.294s15/16
16˅6Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+1.326s25/35
17˅6Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+1.518s5/22
18^1Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+1.664s24/29
19˅5Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+1.725s30/46
20^2Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+1.731s37/38
21˅1Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.732s16/17
22˅5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.892s14/19
23=Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+3.347s2/6
24NALorenzo SavadoriITATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP)+9.264s7/8
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (5pm)
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)1:52.575s
2Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+0.349s
3Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+0.442s
4Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.565s
5Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+0.585s
6Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+0.602s
7Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+0.646s
8Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)+0.661s
9Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.838s
10Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+1.024s
11Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+1.079s
12Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.209s
13Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+1.229s
14Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+1.286s
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.318s
16Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.590s
17Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.597s
18Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+1.772s
19Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+2.113s
20Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+2.140s
21Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+2.168s
22Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+2.369s
23Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.908s
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (4pm)
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1:54.122s3/4
2Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+0.421s9/20
3Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+0.430s5/10
4Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+0.665s7/13
5Alex RinsSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.738s6/14
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.856s4/5
7Cal CrutchlowGBRYamaha Test Rider (YZR-M1)+0.969s9/11
8Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.361s2/5
9Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+1.751s2/2
10Michele PirroITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+1.817s13/15
11Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+4.750s2/2
2024 Official Qatar MotoGP Test - Day 2 (3pm)
1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1:54.978s4/5
2Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+0.679s3/6

Fastest Day 1 Time:

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) 1m 52.040s

Official Qatar MotoGP records

Best lap: Luca Marini (VR46 Ducati) 1m 51.762s (2023)

Fastest race lap: Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo) 1m 52.978s (2023)

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