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MotoGP Qualifying Cancelled for Qatar GP

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We knew the weather would be a factor in Qatar, and today the rain, and the standing water it created, has lead to the cancellation of the qualifying session at the Qatar GP for the MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 classes.

As such, Sunday’s grid (assuming the weather doesn’t change the schedule further) will be based off the combined free practice (FP1, FP2, & FP3) times from earlier in the week.

This means that Maverick Viñales will start from pole for the Qatar GP, joined on the front row by Andrea Iannone and Marc Marquez, in that order.

As we said yesterday, the Qatar GP schedule is in serious flux with the weather at Losail. Be sure to keep an eye on Asphalt & Rubber for updates to starting times, as everything is subject to change.

MotoGP Combined Free Practice Times from the Qatar GP at Losail, Qatar:

Pos. Rider Team Bike Time Diff. Prev.
1 Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1’54.316
2 Andrea Iannone Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1’54.848 0.532 0.532
3 Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’54.912 0.596 0.064
4 Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’55.008 0.692 0.096
5 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 1’55.042 0.726 0.034
6 Scott Redding OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 1’55.085 0.769 0.043
7 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 1’55.113 0.797 0.028
8 Jonas Folger Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 1’55.713 0.892 0.095
9 Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 1’55.211 0.895 0.003
10 Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1’55.414 1.098 0.203
11 Danilo Petrucci OCTO Pramac Racing Ducati 1’55.435 1.119 0.021
12 Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Team Ducati 1’55.461 1.145 0.026
13 Alvaro Bautista Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1’55.581 1.265 0.120
14 Loris Baz Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1’55.624 1.308 0.043
15 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1’55.634 1.318 0.010
16 Jack Miller EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1’55.959 1.643 0.325
17 Karel Abraham Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 1’56.003 1.687 0.044
18 Alex Rins Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 1’56.179 1.863 0.176
19 Tito Rabat EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 1’56.368 2.052 0.189
20 Hector Barbera Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1’56.725 2.409 0.357
21 Sam Lowes Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1’56.854 2.538 0.129
22 Pol Espargaro Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1’57.116 2.800 0.262
23 Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1’57.654 3.338 0.538

Source: MotoGP; Photo: Yamaha Racing

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