The third and final 2018 MotoGP pre-season test began in Qatar on Thursday afternoon.

With the season-opening grand prix weekend - to be held at the same Losail circuit on March 16-18 - featuring an earlier track schedule this year - testing will take place from 1-9pm but it took until 2pm for the first rider to leave the pits today.

  1. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 58.248s
  2. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 58.394s +0.146s
  3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 58.759s +0.511s
  4. Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 58.824s +0.576s
  5. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 58.965s +0.717s

* Rookie

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