Dovizioso on top in Qatar

It was Dovizioso's team-mate Andrea Iannone who was fastest on Saturday, but he had to settle for third best on day two, with Marc Marquez's Honda squeezed between the two Ducati.

Dovizioso's time of 1m54.907s, a mark that is 0.2s faster than Casey Stoner’s circuit record, was 0.184 seconds faster than Marquez, with Iannone just 0.013s further back.

The Yamaha's of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi occupied positions four and five, with Dani Pedrosa in sixth.

There was less than a second separating the top 14 racers, and Cal Crutchlow, the leading satellite rider, was just 0.717s off the pace on his LCR Honda.

In eighth spot was Bradley Smith on a Tech 3 Yamaha, with his team-mate Pol Espargaro one-hundredth of a second further back.

Rounding out the top ten was Karel Abraham on an AB Honda.

Position   Rider    Team    Bike    Time    Gap    Laps
1    Andrea Dovizioso    Ducati    Ducati    1m54.907s    38
2    Marc Marquez    Honda    Honda    1m55.091s    0.184s    54
3    Andrea Iannone    Ducati    Ducati    1m55.104s    0.197s    46
4    Jorge Lorenzo    Yamaha    Yamaha    1m55.500s    0.593s    51
5    Valentino Rossi    Yamaha    Yamaha    1m55.581s    0.674s    61
6    Daniel Pedrosa    Honda    Honda    1m55.582s    0.675s    40
7    Cal Crutchlow    LCR    Honda    1m55.624s    0.717s    42
8    Bradley Smith    Tech 3    Yamaha    1m55.648s    0.741s    49
9    Pol Espargaro    Tech 3    Yamaha    1m55.658s    0.751s    46
10    Karel Abraham    AB Motoracing    Honda    1m55.765s    0.858s    41
11    Yonny Hernandez    Pramac Racing    Ducati    1m55.772s    0.865s    33
12    Aleix Espargaro    Suzuki    Suzuki    1m55.795s    0.888s    33
13    Scott Redding    Marc VDS    Honda    1m55.803s    0.896s    60
14    Maverick Vinales    Suzuki    Suzuki    1m55.810s    0.903s    42
15    Hector Barbera    Avintia Racing    Ducati    1m56.058s    1.151s    50
16    Nicky Hayden    Aspar    Honda    1m56.104s    1.197s    44
17    Mike Di Meglio    Avintia Racing    Ducati    1m56.259s    1.352s    53
18    Eugene Laverty    Aspar    Honda    1m56.342s    1.435s    54
19    Michele Pirro    Ducati    Ducati    1m56.476s    1.569s    32
20    Stefan Bradl    Forward Racing    Forward Yamaha    1m56.724s    1.817s    17
21    Jack Miller    LCR    Honda    1m56.758s    1.851s    50
22    Danilo Petrucci    Pramac Racing    Ducati    1m56.762s    1.855s    32
23    Loris Baz    Forward Racing    Forward Yamaha    1m56.936s    2.029s    40
24    Alvaro Bautista    Aprilia Gresini    Aprilia    1m57.273s    2.366s    46
25    Alex de Angelis    IodaRacing Project    ART/Aprilia    1m57.390s    2.483s    45
26    Marco Melandri    Aprilia Gresini    Aprilia    1m57.982s    3.075s    23