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 ...

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  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