Petrucci, Dovizioso and Miller make it three Ducatis in the top four during final practice for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP.

Petrucci did the whole session on soft tyres and did not stop. Team-mate Dovizioso started on a soft rear but then switched to the medium rear.

Lorenzo returned to action after his big highside in FP3, while Marquez fell for the second time today. Zarco, Rins and Smith also tumbled in FP4, as the temperature dropped.

Qualifying 1 - for those outside the top ten after third free practice, including Lorenzo, Crutchlow and Rossi - will now get underway.

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  1. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 54.854s [Lap 8/13] 345km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 54.867s +0.013s [13/13] 345k
  3. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 54.940s +0.086s [13/14] 332k
  4. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.092s +0.238s [5/16] 347k
  5. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 55.203s +0.349s [8/16] 337k
  6. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.242s +0.388s [5/11] 344k
  7. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 55.359s +0.505s [7/16] 343k
  8. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.364s +0.510s [9/15] 333k
  9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.380s +0.526s [5/12] 346k
  10. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 55.434s +0.580s [8/10] 340k
  11. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.476s +0.622s [10/12] 345k
  12. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 55.591s +0.737s [5/12] 339k
  13. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.647s +0.793s [3/12] 340k
  14. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 55.812s +0.958s [8/11] 345k
  15. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.961s +1.107s [3/13] 336k
  16. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 56.011s +1.157s [10/10] 335k
  17. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* 1m 56.077s +1.223s [5/10] 339k
  18. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 56.086s +1.232s [11/13] 330k
  19. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.245s +1.391s [11/13] 338k
  20. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.629s +1.775s [4/6] 336k
  21. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 56.827s +1.973s [6/8] 340k
  22. Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.926s +2.072s [12/12] 339k
  23. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 57.051s +2.197s [5/11] 337k

Fastest Friday time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 53.380s

Fastest time at 2019 Qatar Test:
Maverick Vinales SPA Yamaha 1m 54.208s

Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Yamaha 1m 53.680s (2018)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren

 

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