The second day of the final 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.

Rins and Mir formed a Suzuki one-two during day one, when Ducati's holeshot-based 'active' ride-height system was caught on camera...

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Qatar MotoGP test times - Sunday (5pm)
  RiderNatTeamTimeLap
1^1Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1m 54.658s40/41
2^3Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+0.194s23/26
3^8Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.213s31/34
4^2Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.232s25/31
5˅4Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.316s17/33
6˅3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.452s12/16
7^12Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+0.504s25/25
8˅4Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.536s11/20
9^5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.633s16/16
10˅3Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)+0.777s13/25
11^9Aleix EspargaroITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.900s8/8
12˅4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.906s5/16
13=Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.919s15/16
14˅5Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+0.942s20/31
15˅5Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.944s13/22
16˅4Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+1.067s22/33
17˅1Iker LecuonaSPARed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.263s19/28
18=Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*+1.272s19/25
19˅4Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.353s25/25
20˅3Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+1.520s26/27
21^1Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+1.676s13/23
22˅1Bradley SmithGBRAprilia Test Rider (RS-GP)+2.371s16/17

*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.

Fastest Day One time:
Alex Rins SPA Suzuki 1m 54.462s
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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