Friday marks the second day of the final 2018 MotoGP pre-season test, in Qatar.

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 runs from 1-9pm.

However Lorenzo was the only rider to set a lap time in the opening two hours, not helped by light rain, but with more riders now starting to emerge from the pits ...

CLICK HERE for live updates

  1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 56.745s [Lap 11/12]
  2. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 56.805s +0.060s [4/5]
  3. Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 57.204s +0.459s [3/3]
  4. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 57.270s +0.525s [5/5]
  5. Tom Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 57.842s +1.097s [6/6]
  6. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 58.603s +1.858s [6/6]
  7. Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 58.826s +2.081s [5/5]
  8. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 59.773s +3.028s [5/5]

* Rookie

Fastest Day 1 time:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha1m 55.053s

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)

By Peter McLaren