MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar Results
Dovizioso

Ducati Team
42:34.654 25
2 93
Marquez

Repsol Honda Team
+0.027 20
3 46
Rossi

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
+0.797 16
4 35
Crutchlow

LCR Honda CASTROL
+2.881 13
5 9
Petrucci

Alma Pramac Racing
+3.821 11
6 25
Viñales

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
+3.888 10
7 26
Pedrosa

Repsol Honda Team
+4.621 9
8 5
Zarco

Monster Yamaha Tech 3
+7.112 8
9 29
Iannone

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR
+12.957 7
10 43
Miller

Alma Pramac Racing
+14.594 6
Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda Castrol
Danilo Petrucci, Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team
Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Andrea Iannone, Team Suzuki Ecstar
Jack Miller, Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
Tito Rabat, Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team Ducati
Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team Ducati
Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda Idemitsu
Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Zarco shows winning potential in Qatar – Syahrin makes history with first two MotoGP points

Johann Zarco commenced the season with a breathtaking performance at the Losail International Circuit. The Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider was shining brighter than the floodlights in the first 17 of 22 laps with a superior lead during the first MotoGP round of the year. Struggling with his tyres, the French star had to give the top away towards the end to eventually finish in 8th position.
On the other side of the Monster Yamaha Tech3 garage, Hafizh Syahrin was 17th after the first lap of his first ever premier class race and bravely fought with partly much more experienced riders to cross the line in 14th. Therewith, the talented rookie brought home the first ever MotoGP points for his native country Malaysia.
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Johann Zarco
Position: 8th – Championship: 8th – Points: 8
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“I had a nice weekend! The race has been good. To start from pole position was a great feeling and a good opportunity to take to fight with the top guys. I had a good start and I took over the top, because I wanted to lead the race and then I was quite comfortable there, not able to be faster than the others, but nobody overtook me. I tried to control the rear grip well, to have always some possibilities to go out from the corner, which was working well. Then, seven laps to the end, I tried to push a bit more to maybe make a gap, but already during the race I had some limit feeling from the front, that I didn’t experience during the practice. When the other guys overtook me five laps to the end, I really understood, that I wasn’t able to use the front tyre on the right side anymore in the correct way, which is why I couldn’t fight. It was really difficult, a few times, I almost crashed and to finish eighth in the end, was better than nothing, because in this condition, it’s good to finish the race at all.”