The top two riders in Q1 - Mir and Oliveira - now progress to the Q2 pole position shootout, where they will join the ten fastest riders after third practice.

The others will start in the following order from 13th onwards, with Rossi lining up just 21st on the grid.

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Doha MotoGP, Qatar - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)
3Luca MariniITAVR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)
4Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
5Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
7Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)
9Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)
10Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)
11Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)
12Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)

* Rookie.
Fastest Friday time:
Jack Miller ITA Ducati 1m 53.145s

(FP2) Official Qatar MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 52.772s(2021)
Fastest race lap:
Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha 1m 54.927s (2016)

By Peter McLaren
 

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