Qatar MotoGP Results

Rossi Wins Qatar MotoGP


Pos. Rider Team Bike
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.


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