Iannone Tops MotoGP Testing At Losail


LUSAIL, Qatar – Andrea Iannone was the fastest rider in town during the second day of the MotoGP pre-season test at the Losail Int’l Circuit on Friday.

Iannone, riding for Suzuki Ecstar, shot to the top of the charts late in the session to overtake Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Iannone’s 1:54.586 lap put him just .041 of a second ahead of Dovizioso, who completed 41 laps during an abbreviated test session.


Marc Marquez was third fastest overall for the Repsol Honda squad despite a crash during Friday’s session. Marquez was .167 of a second off Iannone’s fastest lap.

“Even the crash was good – because we tried the other bike with a different setup,” Marquez joked.

Johann Zarco was fourth fastest overall for Monster Yamaha Tech 3, followed by the second Suzuki Ecstar piloted by Alex Rins in fifth.

The rest of the top 10 during testing included Cal Crutchlow, Maverick Vinales, Danilo Petrucci, Jack Miller and Dani Pedrosa.