As had been the case for the last two evenings, the concluding session of the final pre-season MotoGP test got underway when the sun went down on the Losail track at around 6 pm. Marc Marquez preceded teammate Dani Pedrosa on track by half an hour.
Marc had just broken under the 1’56 barrier on his second run when he went down in the last corner, with no consequences. Upon re-joining the action, he immediately found a good rhythm, and when he carried out a 14-lap run, he was able to post some very consistent laps in the high 1’55 to low 1’56 bracket. He then set his best time of 1’55.402 on his 52nd and final lap.
Dani tried several setting modifications on his bike this evening but was unable to match his pace from yesterday, managing to post a 1’56.142 on lap 27 of 30.
The MotoGP field will next be in action at the 2016 season-opening night race, to be held at the same venue March 17-20.
Final Day - Top 15 Results
|1||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||1'54.810|
|2||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||0.516|
|3||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.523|
|4||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.592|
|5||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.619|
|6||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.725|
|7||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||LCR Honda||Honda||0.782|
|8||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.890|
|9||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.923|
|10||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.072|
|11||Hernandez Yonny||68||COL||Aspar Team||Ducati||1.084|
|12||Smith Bradley||38||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||1.156|
|13||Baz Loris||76||FRA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||1.247|
|14||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||1.332|
|15||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1.609|
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|
|Longest straight||1.068 kilometres / 0.664 miles|
Losail International Circuit, Al Daayen, Qatar - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 53.680s (170.3km/h) Johann Zarco (Yamaha, 2018)|
|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)|
|2018 Race Winner||Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)|