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 (7pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1=Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 54.494s31/43
2=Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.162s27/43
3^4Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.206s49/50
4˅1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.329s28/42
5˅1Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.580s43/47
6^9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.591s27/31
7˅2Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.710s28/41
8˅2Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.774s21/40
9^2Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.814s32/38
10˅2Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.936s27/36
11˅2Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.948s19/29
12˅2Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.955s26/34
13˅1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.133s30/39
14˅1Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.263s31/36
15˅1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.557s27/38
16=Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.641s27/38
17=Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+1.674s40/46
18^3Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.799s43/46
19˅1Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.951s38/49
20˅1Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+2.016s41/52
21˅1Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+2.058s45/49
22=Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.627s41/42

*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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