Petrucci takes command of warm-up for the season-opening Qatar MotoGP, ahead of Marquez and Rins.

Pole starter Vinales was fourth, as just 0.866s cover the top 14 riders!

Team-mate Rossi (14th on the grid) was ranked 11th in warm-up, with a sore Lorenzo (15th on grid) down in 20th.

Smith is making his Aprilia race debut as a wild-card this weekend.

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  1. Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 54.807s [Lap 4/10] 340km/h (Top Speed)
  2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.864s +0.057s [Lap 11/11] 336k
  3. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 54.943s +0.136s [Lap 7/10] 335k
  4. Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.100s +0.293s [Lap 5/10] 334k
  5. Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 1m 55.177s +0.370s [Lap 4/11] 330k
  6. Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.247s +0.440s [Lap 10/10] 335k
  7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.286s +0.479s [Lap 10/10] 340k
  8. Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) 1m 55.482s +0.675s [Lap 10/10] 345k
  9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.494s +0.687s [Lap 6/10] 339k
  10. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 55.554s +0.747s [Lap 9/9] 338k
  11. Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.558s +0.751s [Lap 5/9] 329k
  12. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* 1m 55.635s +0.828s [Lap 5/9] 336k
  13. Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 1m 55.663s +0.856s [Lap 4/10] 333k
  14. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.673s +0.866s [Lap 5/10] 342k
  15. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1m 55.829s +1.022s [Lap 4/10] 328k
  16. Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 55.843s +1.036s [Lap 4/10] 334k
  17. Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.931s +1.124s [Lap 3/10] 338k
  18. Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 56.105s +1.298s [Lap 4/10] 333k
  19. Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 56.140s +1.333s [Lap 8/10] 341k
  20. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.507s +1.700s [Lap 3/10] 336k
  21. Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 1m 56.558s +1.751s [Lap 7/8] 334k
  22. Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 1m 56.617s +1.810s [Lap 4/8] 326k
  23. Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.635s +1.828s [Lap 4/10] 338k

Fastest practice time:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 53.380s (FP3)

Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 53.380s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren

 

 

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