MotoGP 15: The Doctor Is Back! 0

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It has been a long time since Ducati takes the pole in MotoGP. Qatar was seen as a very promising race for the Ducati team but that dream of clinching the podium was smashed by the Doctor, Valentino Rossi; who fully utilised his unrivalled race craft to time his assault with his YZR-M1, taking the lead from Ducati’s Dovizioso just two laps from the end to a sensational finish.

Dovizioso clearly had a top-end speed advantage on the straight as he draft past Rossi but his mistake running wide at Turn 2 allowed Rossi to fight his way back into the lead. With his years of experience, Rossi performed a faultless final lap giving him enough gap to negate the Ducati’s edge on outright speed on the long straight to the chequered flag.

Where is Repsol Honda Marc Marquez? At the beginning of the 22 lap race, the defending world champion Marc Marquez ran off track and ended up last on the opening lap. Marquez had to work all the way up overtaking his team mate Dani Pedrosa to 5th place, unable to do anything with Jorge Lorenzo who finished fourth.

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As of: Qatar Grand Prix Points Behind Wins
1
Valentino Rossi – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
25
1
2
Andrea Dovizioso – Ducati Team
20
5
0
3
Andrea Iannone – Ducati Team
16
9
0
4
Jorge Lorenzo – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
13
12
0
5
Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda Team
11
14
0
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Born in school of petrol heads, raised practically drinking gasoline and smoked by the burning tires. Left the 4 wheels and took up 2 wheels as a direct result from mid age crisis. It's little crazy but am happy about it.

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