Saturday practice results from the Qatar MotoGP at Lusail, round 19 of 20 in the 2023 world championship.
In the Lusail MotoGP records, Francesco Bagnaia holds the best lap time of 1m 52.772s in 2021, while Enea Bastianini set the fastest race lap time of 1m 54.338s in 2022. In the final practice for the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo of Yamaha led the session, followed by Jorge Martin and Aleix Espargaro. A bizarre incident occurred between Espargaro and Franco Morbidelli, resulting in an investigation by the FIM Stewards. Martin struggled with grip issues initially but showed improvement in the session. Bagnaia was tenth quickest, just ahead of surprise leader Raul Fernandez. Bagnaia has a chance to win the MotoGP title on Sunday but admits it would be difficult unless Martin makes a mistake.