MotoGP 2018 Round One – Qatar Results

MotoGP 2018 Qatar Results

MotoGP 2018 Round One – Qatar Results

Andrea Dovizioso was calm and collected aboard his Ducati to hold out a hard fighting Marc Márquez on his Repsol Honda in the 2018 MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar. Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Johann Zarco fired off the line and lead 16 of the 17 opening laps but the furious pace was too much for his poor tyres eventually dropping to eighth place in the final five laps. Valentino Rossi made a solid start to the 2018 MotoGP season with his MoviStar Yamaha taking out the final podium spot.

Marc Marquez – P2

“What a race! I’m really happy with our second place finish because this is one of the tracks on the calendar where we struggle most. After the pre-season test we knew what we could expect. With the hard front tyre I was struggling a bit in the left corners but with the medium I wouldn’t have finished the race. I tried to pass Dovi in the last corner but he beat me. Honestly, I was expecting that, but I had to try the move anyway, to see if there was any way we could make it happen. In the end, Dovi had something more than me and he deserves this win. Even if he was a bit behind at the start, I was waiting for him–I was waiting for the red! I knew his tactic was to push at the end and when he passed Zarco I said to myself, ‘let’s go!’ I followed him and almost went wide, but it was a great race and a great show. The thing I’m most happy about is that, this time, we were able to stay with him on the straight and this is very good.”

2018 MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar Results

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
Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Scott Redding, Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia Racing Ducati

DNF:
Pol Espargaró, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Alex Rins, Team Suzuki Ecstar
Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team

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