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Dovizioso wins MotoGP opening in Qatar


The first winner of the new MotoGP season is Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian wins on his Ducati the opening of the premier class in Qatar in front of the two Honda pilots Marc Marquez (ESP) and Cal Crutchlow (GBR).

Dovizioso had started from the pole and under floodlights until the last corner had a hard fight with Marquez, who had also led twice. For the double vice-world champion Dovizioso it was the 22nd overall GP victory, the 13th in MotoGP.

The decision was only in the final sprint, in the end Dovizioso has only 0.023 seconds ahead.

Valentino Rossi started from 14th and finished fifth place. The Spaniard Pol Espargaro is twelfth as the best KTM rider.


Full Results:


ResultsFinal
PosRiderTimePts
1
A. Dovizioso
Ducati·#4
0:42:36.90225
2
M. Márquez
Honda·#93
+0.023s20
3
C. Crutchlow
Honda·#35
+0.320s16
4
Á. Rins
Suzuki·#42
+0.457s13
5
V. Rossi
Yamaha·#46
+0.600s11
6
D. Petrucci
Ducati·#9
+2.320s10
7
M. Viñales
Yamaha·#12
+2.481s9
8
J. Mir
Suzuki·#36
+5.088s8
9
T. Nakagami
Honda·#30
+7.406s7
10
A. Espargaró
Aprilia·#41
+9.636s6
11
F. Morbidelli
Yamaha·#21
+9.647s5
12
P. Espargaró
KTM·#44
+12.774s4
13
J. Lorenzo
Honda·#99
+14.307s3
14
A. Iannone
Aprilia·#29
+14.349s2
15
J. Zarco
KTM·#5
+15.093s1
16
F. Quartararo
Yamaha·#20
+15.905s0
17
M. Oliveira
KTM·#88
+16.377s0
18
K. Abraham
Ducati·#17
+22.972s0
19
T. Rabat
Ducati·#53
+23.039s0
20
H. Syahrin
KTM·#55
+43.242s0
21
B. Smith
Aprilia·#38
DNF0
22
J. Miller
Ducati·#43
DNF0
23
F. Bagnaia
Ducati·#63
DNF0
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