Lorenzo tops MotoGP test as Rossi escapes fall
Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has topped a hectic MotoGP test session at Qatar.
Andrea Iannone and Maverick Vinales took turns at the top before Lorenzo ended the day with a 1:55.45s lap which was 1.3s slower than the 2015 pole lap.
Valentino Rossi had a spill at Turn 10 on his Yamaha but escaped injury.
Later Aleix Espargaro fell, bringing out a brief red flag period while debris was cleared from Turn 14 in the closing hours. Espargaro emerged uninjured from the incident.
Yamaha rider MotoGP Maverick Vinales was second .428s off Lorenzo’s best.
Yamaha is running a hybrid of the 2015 and 2016 bike for Lorenzo and Rossi.
The Italian completed 33 laps before he fell to register the third best time .44s in arrears of this team-mate.
Andrea Iannone led the Ducati’s who completed 53 laps to be fourth best while fellow Ducati man Scott Redding was fifth.
See below Qatar test times