|1.||Rossi, Valentino||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|2.||Dovizioso, Andrea||Ducati Team||Ducati GP15|
|3.||Iannone, Andrea||Ducati Team||Ducati GP15|
|4.||Lorenzo, Jorge||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha|
|5.||Marquez, Marc||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|6.||Pedrosa, Dani||Repsol Honda Team||Honda|
|7.||Crutchlow, Cal||CWM LCR Honda||Honda|
|8.||Smith, Bradley||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha|
|9.||Espargaro, Pol||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha|
|10.||Hernandez, Yonny||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|11.||Espargaro, Aleix||Team Suzuki MotoGP||Suzuki|
|12.||Petrucci, Danilo||Pramac Racing||Ducati|
|13.||Redding, Scott||Estrella Galicia Marc VDS||Honda|
|14.||Vinales, Maverick||Team Suzuki MotoGP||Suzuki|
|15.||Barbera, Hector||Avintia Racing||Ducati|
|16.||Bradl, Stefan||Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha|
|17.||Hayden, Nicky||Drive M7 Aspar||Honda RCV1000R|
|18.||Laverty, Eugene||Drive M7 Aspar||Honda RCV1000R|
|19.||Di Meglio, Mike||Avintia Racing||Ducati|
|20.||De Angelis, Alex||Octo Iodaracing Team||Art|
In potentially the best ride of his long career, 36-year old Valentino Rossi won the Qatar Grand Prix over Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso dominated the front of the race and the Ducati showed a serious top speed advantage on the long straight but Dovizioso had torched his tire in the long race and could not make the last lap, last gasp run at Rossi.
Margin of victory: .174.
Rossi chose a hard compound front tire and circulated in the back half of the top ten in the opening laps. He made a bone-chilling last third of the race run to the front, passing teammate and race leader Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Innano and Dovi.
Series champion Marc Marquez nearly ran into the back of Bradley Smith in turn one and rode off the track in the opening corner on the first lap. He re-started the race dead last and but made an epic run through the field to finish in fourth place
Fellow Honda men Dani Pedrosa Cal Crutchlow were not factors in the race.
Marquez sometimes passed two or three riders a lap and worked his way back up to in sighting distance of fourth place.
Jack Miller and Karel Abraham crashed out of the race.