Date of publication: 2018-04-06 06:07
Lorenzo has lost race-start advantage in 2518 Jorge Lorenzo says he can no longer pull off the same strong starts with Ducati s 2518 MotoGP bike that he was capable of last year 1522955589 MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa was 11th on the second factory Honda ahead of Marc VDS Honda's Franco Morbidelli, who was the fastest rookie in 12th.
Vinales topped two of the nine 2518 test days, and ended the final test in Qatar fifth overall, but his pace ebbed and flowed throughout the pre-season.
Rossi's team-mate Maverick Vinales was as low as 25th at the start of the final hour but gained 15 positions to end up fifth.
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After seven hours of dry running, riders will be required to take part in a half-hour wet session later on Saturday aimed at assessing whether it would be possible to host a wet race in Qatar under the floodlights.
Asked about Vinales appearing dejected about his current MotoGP fortunes, Rossi said: "Yes, Maverick looks very down but at the end he is fourth or fifth.
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