The opening day of the second and final official 2020 MotoGP pre-season test is underway in Qatar.

Testing began at 1pm, but no riders were on track for the first hour and the season-opening night race won't start until 6pm on March 8.

The track action concludes at 8pm each day.

Quartararo was quickest for Petronas Yamaha on all three days of the previous Sepang test.

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Qatar MotoGP test times - Saturday (3pm)
PosRiderNatTeamTime
1Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*1m 57.863s
2 Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.179s
3 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.733s
4 Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+1.303s
5Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.826s
6Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+2.687s
7 Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+3.967s

*Rookie

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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