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 HernandezCOL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 59.005s(Lap 11/13)
2.Andrea IannoneITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 59.193s | +0.188s(11/11)
3.Scott ReddingGBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)2m 0.036s | +1.031s(7/7)
4.Aleix EspargaroESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward-Yamaha)2m 0.669s | +1.664s(3/3)
5.Hector BarberaESP Avintia Blusens (Avintia)2m 0.709s | +1.704s(5/5)
6.Hiroshi AoyamaJPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)2m 0.767s | +1.762s(11/11)
7.Broc ParkesAUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)2m 1.527s | +2.522s(9/9)
8.Danilo PetrucciITA IodaRacing Project (ART)2m 1.745s | +2.740s(12/13)
9.Mike Di MeglioFRA Avintia Blusens (Avintia)2m 2.972s | +3.967s(5/5)
10.Michael LavertyGBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)2m 17.727s | +18.722s(2/4)

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:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 53.927s (2011)Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 55.153s (2008)

Fastest 2013 race laps by manufacturer:Marc Marquez ESP Honda 1m 55.445sJorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 55.569sNicky Hayden USA Ducati 1m 56.437sRandy de Puniet FRA ART 1m 57.710sHector Barbera ESP FTR-Kawasaki 1m 57.989sLukas Pesek CZE Ioda-Suter 1m 59.405sMichael Laverty GBR PBM-ART1m 59.713s



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