Rins On Top During Day Two In Qatar


LUSAIL, Qatar – Alex Rins put Team Suzuki Ecstar on top of the timesheets during the second day of MotoGP testing Sunday at the Losail Int’l Circuit.

Rins, who was second fastest on Saturday, put in a 1:54.593 to go fastest on the second day of the annual test. Maverick Vinales, who was fastest Saturday for Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, ended up second to Rins Sunday by .057 of a second.

Fabio Quartararo improved from his Sunday effort to put Petronas Yamaha SRT third on the board. Ducati’s Danilo Petrucci was fourth best Sunday ahead of reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez in fifth.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro, LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami, Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow and KTM’s Pol Espargaro were sixth through 10th, respectively.

Other notables included Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi in 14th, Aprilia Andrea Iannone in 17th, the KTM of Johann Zarco in 18th and the Honda of Jorge Lorenzo in 19th.