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 (5pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1^11Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 55.388s10/10
2^4Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.054s19/19
3=Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.090s24/24
4NAJoan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.148s12/13
5˅3Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.292s15/22
6˅2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.306s20/20
7˅2Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.681s10/14
8˅7Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.691s9/18
9˅2Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.700s11/16
10=Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.788s16/23
11˅3Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.091s15/24
12^7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.104s11/15
13^3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.105s18/19
14˅5Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.185s10/18
15˅2Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.222s27/27
16˅2Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.395s24/25
17^1Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.460s28/29
18˅7Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.678s12/23
19˅2Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.222s18/20
20=Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+62.325s15/18
21NAAlex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+2.372s2/2
22˅7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.460s21/23


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

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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