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Honda’s Marc Marquez Fastest In Second MotoGP Practice at Qatar. Rossi 17th .. Lorenzo 11th …

Frankie Morbidelli put his new Yamaha into the kitty litter and the bike started on fire.


A fairly entertaining session once riders spooned on soft tires and went for it. Several riders were fastest in the session until MM93 decided to drop the pre-season facade and rocketed to the fastest time with a half second to spare.

Lorenzo is struggling with front end feel (shock!). The new seat on his bike looks like something pulled from the old stock room at a farm implement dealer.

Frankie M put his new Yamaha into the kitty litter and the bike started on fire.

The Suzukis looked fast on soft tires.

Ducati riders enjoyed the ultra-fast circuit and nearly all were able to pull a quick time.

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time
1 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Honda RC213V 1:53.380
2 Maverick Vinales Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 1:53.854
3 Jack Miller Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:53.908
4 Danilo Petrucci Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 1:54.053
5 Fabio Quartararo Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha YZR-M1 1:54.154
6 Andrea Dovizioso Mission Winnow Ducati Ducati 1:54.256
7 Franco Morbidelli Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha M1 1:54.275
8 Alex Rins SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki GSX-RR 1:54.320
9 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing – Gresini Aprilia RS-GP 1:54.367
10 Joan Mir SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1:54.402
11 Jorge Lorenzo Repsol Honda Honda RC213V 1:54.428
12 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda RC213V 1:54.444
13 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda CASTROL Honda RC213V 1:54.452
14 Roger Lee Bagnaia Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 1:54.801
15 Tito Rabat Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:55.032
16 Pol Espargaro Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:55.053
17 Valentino Rossi Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha YZR-M1 1:55.137
18 Johann Zarco Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1:55.412
19 Andrea Iannone Aprilia Racing – Gresini Aprilia RS-GP 1:55.432
20 Miguel Oliveira Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:55.635
21 Karel Abraham Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1:55.654
22 Hafizh Syahrin Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 1:56.437
23 Bradley Smith Aprilia Factory Racing Aprilia RS-GP 1:56.834

 

Former Qatar MotoGP pole man Jonny Zarco was dead last for much of the session and his facial expression coming down the pit lane looked reminiscent of Scott Russell the first time he rode the Harley-Davidson VR 1000 Superbike at Daytona. The French rider cleaned it up enough at the end of the session to record the 18th fastest time … but is nearly an entire second off Marquez’s time.

 

 


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