2016 Qatar MotoGP Test Times at 8pm: Lorenzo Leads as Honda Debuts Wings

With half of the first day of testing done at Qatar, it is Jorge Lorenzo on top of the timesheets, the first rider to break into the 1'55s, though still eight tenths off the race lap record at the Losail circuit. Ducati's Andrea Iannone is second, over half a second behind the Movistar Yamaha man, while Marc Marquez sits in third, a fraction slower. Maverick Viñales is fourth quickest, a fraction ahead of Scott Redding. Valentino Rossi had an early fall, though it was entirely without consequences.

The novelties at the test are the brand new Aprilia RS-GP, making its first public outing, and Honda joining the winglet club, two tiny winglets appearing at the front section of the fairing, roughly where Yamaha have theirs. The official MotoGP Twitter account posted a picture of the new winglets.

Times after four hours of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha M1 1:55.962    
2 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati Desmosedici GP 1:56.509 0.547 0.547
3 93 Marc Márquez Honda RC213V 1:56.523 0.561 0.014
4 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki GSX-RR 1:56.656 0.694 0.133
5 45 Scott Redding Ducati GP15 1:56.736 0.774 0.080
6 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC213V 1:56.918 0.956 0.182
7 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha M1 1:56.927 0.965 0.009
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha M1 1:56.935 0.973 0.008
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Desmosedici GP 1:57.136 1.174 0.201
10 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda RC213V 1:57.185 1.223 0.049
11 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki GSX-RR 1:57.187 1.225 0.002
12 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia RS-GP 1:58.066 2.104 0.879
13 53 Tito Rabat Honda RC213V 1:58.136 2.174 0.070
14 76 Loris Baz Ducati GP14.2 1:58.497 2.535 0.361
15 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati GP14.2 1:58.689 2.727 0.192
16 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda RC213V 1:58.744 2.782 0.055
17 51 Michele Pirro Ducati GP15 1:58.811 2.849 0.067
18 50 Eugene Laverty Ducati GP14.2 1:58.864 2.902 0.053
19 43 Jack Miller Honda RC213V 1:58.935 2.973 0.071
20 8 Hector Barbera Ducati GP14.2 2:00.210 4.248 1.275
21 12 Takuya Tsuda Suzuki GSX-RR 2:00.578 4.616 0.368
22 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia RS-GP 2:00.583 4.621 0.005
23 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha M1 2:01.635 5.673 1.052

 

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Hoping Honda get it sorted so they can give Dani a good chance at the title.