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 (6pm)
1=Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 54.584s28/30
2^2Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.072s27/27
3^8Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.239s28/35
4^2Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.493s32/33
5^4Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.620s28/29
6^2Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.684s21/29
7˅2Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.718s29/36
8^2Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.846s27/35
9˅7Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.858s19/28
10˅3Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.865s26/26
11˅8Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.894s24/24
12^1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.043s30/30
13^1Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.399s27/27
14˅2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.467s27/27
15^6Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.548s17/17
16^4Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.551s27/28
17^1Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.775s28/35
18˅1Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.861s38/38
19˅4Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.026s27/36
20˅4Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+2.199s24/33
21^1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+2.521s26/36
22˅3Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.680s25/33

^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