Qatar March testing (2017)

10 Mar - 12 Mar
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KTM needs a few tenths to fight for Qatar points

KTM's Bradley Smith reckons the Austrian manufacturer needs to find a few tenths in next weekend's Qatar MotoGP opener to be able to challenge for points.

Folger hoping for top 10 finish on MotoGP debut

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Jonas Folger says he hopes to finish his first-ever MotoGP race at Qatar in the top 10.

Pedrosa feeling "happier" than this time last year

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says he is feeling “happier” on his bike than this time last year after a successful conclusion to pre-season testing.

Iannone trying to imitate Vinales' riding style on Suzuki

Andrea Iannone says he has been trying to imitate the riding style of Maverick Vinales to get the best from his Suzuki MotoGP bike, but admits this has been hard.

Marquez admits “everything went wrong” on final test day

Marc Marquez admits “everything went the wrong way” on the final MotoGP test day of the winter in Qatar, as he suffered three crashes and finished up only 10th fastest.

Vinales ends testing on top, Marquez crashes three times

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales ended the final day of MotoGP pre-season testing in Qatar with the fastest time, as Marc Marquez crashed his Honda three times.

Lorenzo admits Qatar victory bid will be "difficult"

Jorge Lorenzo admits that challenging for victory in the MotoGP season-opener in Qatar will be “very difficult” following the penultimate day of pre-season testing.

Rossi: Saturday laptime "important" after pre-season woes

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi says his best lap on the second day of the final pre-season test at Qatar was "important" after he had been struggling to get to grips with his new MotoGP bike.

Ducati undecided about continuing with new-look fairing

Andrea Dovizioso says Ducati is undecided whether it will continue to use the new MotoGP fairing it trialled during the second day of testing in Qatar.

Vinales leads Yamaha 1-2-3 on Day 2 of Qatar testing

Maverick Vinales finished the second MotoGP test day in Qatar on top, with teammate Valentino Rossi and rookie Jonas Folger completing an all-Yamaha top three.

Radical new Ducati MotoGP fairing breaks cover in Qatar

Ducati’s radical new MotoGP fairing has broken cover during the second day of pre-season testing in Qatar.

Lorenzo: Dovizioso's advantage under braking is “too big”

Ducati newcomer Jorge Lorenzo admits teammate Andrea Dovizioso is currently "much better" at making the most of the Desmosedici GP17's braking stability.