Track conditions today were much like yesterday with a constant track temperature of 26°C recorded during the twenty-two lap race.
Valentino Rossi won the opening round of the MotoGP season under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar after a fantastic duel with Andrea Dovizioso.
Andrea Iannone fourth on the grid.
Dovizioso’s pole-winning time was set on his second run in QP2.
Andrea Dovizioso will start from a surprise MotoGP pole position for Ducati after blitzing the Q2 qualifying session at Qatar on Saturday evening.
Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi made the most of their first practice session to be ready for Sunday‘s racing action.
Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, were classified seventh and tenth respectively.
Repsol Honda rider leads first free practice session ahead of teammate Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro.
Haslam and Lowes complete the podium, Torres ahead of Sykes in fourth.
The 24-year-old Englishman was the first rider to break the 1’35 barrier to record a 1’34.685s lap time.
Torrential downpours bring an abrupt end to teams’ testing schedules
Reigning MotoGP champion splits factory Ducati riders Dovizioso and Iannone
Reigning MotoGP champion very happy with blistering hot race simulation