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.

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  1. = Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 54.734s [Lap 23/23]
  2. ^15 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.195s +0.461s [16/22]
  3. ˅1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.446s +0.712s [5/21]
  4. ˅1 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.466s +0.732s [5/16]
  5. = Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 55.605s +0.871s [24/24]
  6. = Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.608s +0.874s [15/23]
  7. ^2 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.693s +0.959s [12/17]
  8. ˅4 Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati (GP18) 1m 55.754s +1.020s [4/12]
  9. ^12 Scott Redding GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.823s +1.089s [17/19]
  10. NA Karel Abraham CZE Angel Nieto Team (GP16) 1m 55.876s +1.142s [10/14]
  11. ˅4 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.043s +1.309s [9/10]
  12. ^1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V)* 1m 56.060s +1.326s [23/32]
  13. ˅5 Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP17) 1m 56.079s +1.345s [17/18]
  14. = Alvaro Bautista ESP Angel Nieto Team (GP17) 1m 56.104s +1.370s [25/32]
  15. ˅5 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 56.178s +1.444s [9/22]
  16. ˅5 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP18) 1m 56.209s +1.475s [21/28]
  17. ˅5 Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (GP17) 1m 56.245s +1.511s [13/19]
  18. ˅2 Franco Morbidelli ITA EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 56.271s +1.537s [18/26]
  19. ^1 Tom Luthi SWI EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 56.295s +1.561s [27/27]
  20. ˅5 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.443s +1.709s [12/16]
  21. ˅3 Hafizh Syahrin MAL Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.623s +1.889s [19/26]
  22. ˅3 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.845s +2.111s [5/15]
  23. = Xavier Simeon ESP Reale Avintia (GP16)* 1m 57.065s +2.331s [15/20]
  24. ˅2 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.244s +2.510s [25/27]

* Rookie

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than end of previous hour.
= Rider is same position as end of previous hour.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than end of previous hour.

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