Night two of the pre-season test at Losail International Circuit saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez entering the track a few minutes after 6 p.m. local time, with his teammate Dani Pedrosa following immediately afterward.
On his first run, Marquez improved on yesterday’s time by nearly half a second before crashing without consequences at turn one. He was able to quickly re-join the action and tried various chassis settings with his RC213V. Pedrosa also tried a number of setup options, improving his pace as the evening progressed. With approximately one hour remaining, both riders tried a new aerodynamic solution, using a new fairing with winglets.
Marc rode 42 laps this evening, with his best time of 1’56.046 occurring on lap 4. Dani also completed a total of 42 laps, setting his quickest time of 1’55.857 on his final lap. Temperatures were similar to the first evening, with air and ground maximums of 23° C.
The test will conclude tomorrow.
Day 2 - Top 10 Results
|1||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||1'55.436|
|2||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.072|
|3||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.099|
|4||Redding Scott||45||GBR||Octo Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||0.241|
|5||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||0.379|
|6||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||0.420|
|7||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.421|
|8||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||0.511|
|9||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||0.610|
|10||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||0.690|
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)|