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 (Losail) test for the new RS-GP.

Testing takes place between 4pm and 11pm, although most riders waited until sunset (6pm) before heading out on track.

Valentino Rossi fell without harm on his out-lap - Bradley Smith only rider yet to complete a flying lap...

1.=Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 56.509s[Lap 24/24]2.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 56.656s +0.147s[21/21]3.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 56.736s +0.227s[18/20]4.=Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 56.874s +0.365s[12/12]5.=Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 56.927s +0.418s[18/18]6.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 56.935s +0.426s[16/16]7.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 57.015s +0.506s[17/25]8.=Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 57.136s +0.627s[22/22]9.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 57.187s +0.678s[19/19]10.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 57.315s +0.806s[10/11]11.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 57.914s +1.405s[5/5]12.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 58.066s +1.557s[14/16]13.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 58.136s +1.627s[15/22]14.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 58.689s +2.180s[8/9]15.Hiroshi AoyamaJPNHonda Test Rider (RC213V)1m 58.744s +2.235s[28/34]16.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 58.864s +2.355s[14/15]17.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 58.935s +2.426s[16/16]18.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 59.413s +2.904s[28/29]19.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 59.419s +2.910s[10/10]20.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)2m 0.210s +3.701s[3/3]21.Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)2m 0.578s +4.069s[35/45]22.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 0.583s +4.074s[4/6]

Key: Rider has a higher position relative to end of previous hour.= Rider has the same position as end of previous hour. Rider has a lower position relative to end of previous hour.

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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)