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Fenati heads teammate Arbolino on Day 2 at Losail

Snipers Team duo top the timesheets again at the Qatar Test as conditions improve on Saturday

Romano Fenati (Snipers Team) has gone quickest on Day 2 of the Moto3™ and Moto2™ Qatar Test after setting the best time of 2:05.989, 0.126 faster than teammate Tony Arbolino.

After the wind caused difficulties on Day 1 at the Losail International Circuit, conditions improved for Day 2 as the two Italian riders topped the timesheets again, with Arbolino the fastest rider on Day 1. Their closest challenger on the second day came in the form of Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team), who finished 0.148 from Fenati on board his KTM machine.

Lorenzo Dalla Porta’s (Leopard Racing) 2:06.339 put him fourth on the timesheets, 0.350 back from Fenati, while Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia) continues to go well at the Qatar Test – the Japanese rider slotting into P5 at the end of Day 2 with a 2:06.437. Darryn Binder (CIP – Green Power) sits sixth, with Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) and BOE Skull Rider Mugen Racing’s Kazuki Masaki seventh and eighth respectively.

After a promising preseason, Gabriel Rodrigo’s (Kommerling Gresini Moto3) Qatar GP looks to be in serious doubt after the Argentine rider fractured his collarbone in a crash on Day 2. Rodrigo sits ninth on the timesheets, with Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) completing the top ten – 0.794 back from Fenati.

Filip Salac (Redox PreustelGP) and Ramirez also crashed during the day – riders ok.

The final day of preseason testing takes place on Sunday for the Moto3™ riders. Keep track of their progress with Live Timing on motogp.com. 

Top ten on Day 2:

1. Romano Fenati (Snipers Team) 2:05.989
2. Tony Arbolino (Snipers Team) + 0.126
3. Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) + 0.148
4. Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) + 0.350
5. Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia) + 0.448
6. Darryn Binder (CIP – Green Power) + 0.558
7. Marcos Ramirez (Leopard Racing) + 0.695
8. Kazuki Masaki (BOE Skull Rider Mugen Racing) + 0.732
9. Gabriel Rodrigo (Kommerling Gresini Moto3) + 0.747
10. Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) + 0.794

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Fenati, Arbolino and Toba discuss Day 2

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