Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have completed a productive second day at the Qatar pre-season test.

With more rubber laid down after yesterday’s action, track conditions improved today and the final times were very close with less than a second separating 1st and 14th. Marc spent the day working on general setup on his RC213V machine and Dani tested a new front fork as well as various other settings.

The top time was traded amongst a few riders and despite breaking the circuit lap record with his time of 1’55.091 on lap 27 of 54 (beating Stoner’s time from 2008 of 1’55.153), Marc had to settle for the 2nd spot on the timing sheets behind Dovizioso. Teammate Dani finished in 6th place with his time of 1’55.582 (lap 22 of 40).

The test concludes tomorrow and will signal the end of the 2015 pre-season.

Marc Marquez

2nd 1’55.091 (54 laps)

“I'm happy that we improved our fastest lap, but above all I'm pleased with our overall pace, which is the most important thing. We have also gained confidence with the front end - thanks to a change to the geometry - which was something we had been finding difficult at this circuit. Tomorrow we will continue our programme, focusing on the rear in order to see if we can find more grip, but the overall verdict is positive so far and I feel confident."

Dani Pedrosa

6th 1’55.582 (40 laps)

"Today we were able to improve our pace, put in some good laps and be more consistent, which is positive. We also worked on the front end of the bike with a new fork, trying to improve the feeling and corner entry. Tomorrow we will work on the rear, to see if we can find a bit more grip. That is an important factor at this track, because you spent a lot of time leaned over and I'm sure that any improvement would be notable."

MotoGP 2015
Testing   Qatar

Results Session

Dry
Humidity
78%
Track Temp
25°C
Air Temp
22°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'54.907
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.091
3 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team Ducati 1'55.104
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.500
5 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1'55.581
6 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 1'55.582
7 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda Honda 1'55.624
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'55.648
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1'55.658
10 Abraham Karel 17 CZE AB Motoracing Honda 1'55.765
11 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Pramac Racing Ducati 1'55.772
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'55.795
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1'55.803
14 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 1'55.810
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'56.058
17 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA Avintia Racing Ducati 1'56.259
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar Team Honda 1'56.342
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 1'56.476
20 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'56.724
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 1'56.758
22 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 1'56.762
23 Baz Loris 76 FRA Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 1'56.936
24 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'57.273
25 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 1'57.390
26 Melandri Marco 33 ITA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'57.982
Location Information

The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $58 million USD and required round-the-clock dedication from almost 1,000 workers in order to get it ready for the inaugural event – the Marlboro Grand… read more.

Length 5.380 kilometres / 3.343 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles
Constructed 2004

Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps

www.circuitlosail.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 53.927s (170.003km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2008)
Race Lap 1m 54.927s (168.5 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
Race Time 42m28.452 42s (167.1km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2016)
2016 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)