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 (around 6pm) before heading out on track...

1.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 55.452s[Lap 23/25]2.=Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 55.880s +0.428s[28/35]3.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 55.894s +0.442s[31/31]4.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 56.213s +0.761s[27/30]5.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 56.509s +1.057s[24/40]6.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 56.510s +1.058s[21/22]7.=Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 56.523s +1.071s[29/37]8.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 56.552s +1.100s[25/31]9.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 56.825s +1.373s[31/33]10.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 56.918s +1.466s[6/12]11.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 56.935s +1.483s[16/27]12.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 56.943s +1.491s[17/22]13.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 57.304s +1.852s[15/17]14.=Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 57.710s +2.258s[14/19]15.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 57.781s +2.329s[21/21]16.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 58.066s +2.614s[14/16]17.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 58.136s +2.684s[15/32]18.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 58.343s +2.891s[22/22]19.Michele PirroITAOcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 58.494s +3.042s[40/40]20.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 58.660s +3.208s[26/26]21.Hiroshi AoyamaJPNHonda Test Rider (RC213V)1m 58.744s +3.292s[28/40]22.Takuya TsudaJPNSuzuki Test Rider (GSX-RR)2m 0.578s +5.126s[35/45]23.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)2m 0.583s +5.131s[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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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.
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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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