Scott Redding takes over at the top of the timesheets during a hectic FP2 session in Qatar, but his best lap time is some 0.7s behind the Thursday best of Maverick Vinales.

Vinales suffered his first fall as a Yamaha rider after losing the front of his M1, on his way to fifth position.

FP3, after which the top ten riders will receive direct access to Qualifying 2, takes place later this evening.

A rain storm soaked the circuit earlier in the day, but conditions have remained dry since...

1.Scott ReddingGBROcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 55.085s[Lap 15/16]343km/h (Top Speed)2.Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 55.185s +0.100s[15/17]348km/h3.Jonas FolgerGERMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 55.208s +0.123s[14/15]341km/h4.Johann ZarcoFRAMonster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 55.316s +0.231s[15/18]345km/h5.Maverick Vi?alesESPMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 55.378s +0.293s[4/16]343km/h6.Valentino RossiITAMovistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 55.414s +0.329s[15/18]342km/h7.Alvaro BautistaESPAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP16)1m 55.581s +0.496s[14/18]350km/h8.Jorge LorenzoESPDucati Team (Desmosedici GP17)1m 55.604s +0.519s[16/17]348km/h9.Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 55.698s +0.613s[5/18]342km/h10.Aleix EspargaroESPFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 55.750s +0.665s[12/12]340km/h11.Danilo PetrucciITAOcto Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17)1m 55.760s +0.675s[12/17]344km/h12.Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)1m 55.828s +0.743s[16/17]341km/h13.Jack MillerAUSEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 55.959s +0.874s[15/17]342km/h14.Karel AbrahamCZEAspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP15)1m 56.003s +0.918s[17/18]346km/h15.Andrea IannoneITATeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1m 56.069s +0.984s[15/16]337km/h16.Alex RinsESPTeam Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)*1m 56.179s +1.094s[15/18]342km/h17.Tito RabatESPEstrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)1m 56.368s +1.283s[15/17]343km/h18.Loris BazFRAReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15)1m 56.501s +1.416s[15/15]339km/h19.Dani PedrosaESPRepsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 56.530s +1.445s[15/17]343km/h20.Hector BarberaESPReale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16)1m 56.934s +1.849s[18/18]346km/h21.Pol EspargaroESPRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 57.116s +2.031s[16/16]343km/h22.Sam LowesGBRFactory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*1m 57.517s +2.432s[14/15]336km/h23.Bradley SmithGBRRed Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16)1m 58.020s +2.935s[12/17]339km/h

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Fastest Thursday time:Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 54.316sFastest 2017 Qatar Test time:Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 54.330s

Official Losail MotoGP records:Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 53.927s (2008)Fastest race lap:Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

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By Peter McLaren

 

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