Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo takes pole position for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP.

Danilo Petrucci has withdrawn from the event after suffering more damage to his healing hand...

Qualifying 2:1.Jorge LorenzoESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 54.543s[Lap 2/6]333km/h (Top Speed)2.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 54.634s +0.091s[4/7]330km/h3.Maverick Vi?alesESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 54.638s +0.095s[7/7]334km/h4.Andrea IannoneITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 54.693s +0.150s[7/7]350km/h5.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 54.815s +0.272s[7/7]334km/h6.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 54.963s +0.420s[6/7]344km/h7.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 55.078s +0.535s[3/7]335km/h8.Hector BarberaESPAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 55.165s +0.622s[4/7]338km/h9.Pol EspargaroESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 55.302s +0.759s[7/7]338km/h10.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 55.352s +0.809s[3/7]334km/h11.Bradley SmithGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 55.414s +0.871s[5/7]333km/h12.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15)1m 55.508s +0.965s[7/7]337km/h

Qualifying 1:13.Yonny HernandezCOLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 56.157s332km/h14.Eugene LavertyIRLAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 56.186s336km/h15.Aleix EspargaroESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 56.238s326km/h16.Loris BazFRAAvintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2)1m 56.375s328km/h17.Alvaro BautistaESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 56.595s328km/h18.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 56.620s331km/h19.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)*1m 57.108s332km/h20.Stefan BradlGERFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 57.216s325km/h

Blue Name = No Concessions.
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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Fastest FP3 time:Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati 1m 54.639s

Fastest 2016 Qatar pre-season test lap:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.810s

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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