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

This year's testing action starts at 1pm and ends in darkness at 8pm over the three days, following the new (earlier) MotoGP race start time of 6pm for the March 8 season-opener.

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

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Qatar MotoGP test times - Saturday (4pm)
 RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)1m 56.079s9/9
2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.239s10/10
3Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.282s15/15
4Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.313s10/10
5Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.396s5/5
6Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.543s10/10
7Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.577s4/5
8Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.685s11/12
9Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.949s5/5
10Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.957s11/11
11Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.987s12/13
12Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.259s2/2
13Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.337s11/15
14Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.784s4/12
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.808s10/15
16Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.835s12/12
17Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.309s13/13
18Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.512s6/7
19Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+3.639s2/4
20Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+4.471s5/10

 

*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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