The first night of the final 2016 MotoGP test is underway at Losail in Qatar.

The injured Danilo Petrucci is the only competitor not present for the third official test, factory test rider Michele Pirro taking his place, while Aprilia is re-joining its rivals after skipping Phillip Island in favour of a private debut for the new RS-GP, also at Losail.

Testing takes place between 4pm and 11pm, although most riders are waiting until sunset before heading out on track...

1.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 58.707s[Lap 5/5]2.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 59.932s +1.225s[3/3]3.Hiroshi AoyamaJPNHonda Test Rider (RC213V)2m 0.307s +1.600s[11/21]4.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 0.583s +1.876s[4/4]5.Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)2m 1.839s +3.132s[26/33]6.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)2m 2.420s +3.713s[13/13]7.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)2m 3.647s +4.940s[3/3]

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7 engine changes for the season. Engines must be identical throughout season within same team (development freeze). 5 days of private testing.Black Name = Concessions.
9 engine changes. No engine development freeze. Unlimited private testing.* Rookie

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Official Qatar MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 53.927s (2008)Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 55.153s (2008)
 

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