Qatar practice round-up

Moto3 : Luis Salom remained on top, he also lead session two though the third practice was interrupted by rain. The Red Bull KTM Ajo man leads the way heading into qualifying, his closest challenger was the ever present Alex Rins, last seasons top rookie, who has consistently been in the top three since arriving at the circuit and enjoyed a strong pre-season testing record too. Third was new dad Jonas Folger for the Mapre Aspar team.

4.Jack Miller (Caretta Technology) 5. Efren Vazquez (Mahindra) 6.Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia) 7. Maverick Vinales (Team Calvo) 8. Romano Fenati (San Carlo Team Italia0 9. Danny Webb (Ambrogio Racing) 10. Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno)

Moto2: Takaaki Nakagami was on pace for the second session in a row despite the rain showers for the Italtrans team, placing his Kalex just ahead of the Pons Kalex of pre-season favourite after his domination of testing, Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard and his team-mate at the Tuenti HP 40 team Tito Rabat finished the session second and fourth, sandwiching Marc VDS British rider Scott Redding, who was third.

5. Simone Corsi (NGM Mobile Racing) 6.Johann Zarco (Came IodaRacing) 7. Julian Simon (Italtrans) 8. Alex De Angelis (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) 9.Nico Terol (Mapfre Aspar) 10. Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert)

MotoGP:  Marc Marquez who was also fastest in today’s first session was on top again for Honda, with the added difference of the results from FP3 now contributing to which qualifying session you are entered into, the racing for the final spots in Q2 were frantic. Narrowly in second by the tiniest of margins was Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, while Satellite rider Cal Crutchlow once again impressed after finishing the final test fastest and was third.

The top ten who made it to Q2:

4: Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 5. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 6.Dani Pedrosa (Honda) 7.Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Gresini) 8. Nicky Hayden(Ducati) 9.Bradley Smith (Tech3) 10.Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda)

the rest of the field contest Q1, with the fastest two getting to compete again in Q2 with the ten riders above, with the competition being tough for those spots between the Pramac Ducati riders Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone and the top CRT of Aleix Espargaro who featured in the top ten in the previous session, all three riders have been running very similar times.

 

Qualifying times (UK ) Moto3: 16:00 Moto2: 16:55 MotoGP Q1: 18:35 MotoGP Q2: 19:00

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