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MotoGP: Quartararo Wins Doha GP, Rookie Martin Bags His First Podium

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Factory Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo made an incredible comeback to win the Doha GP. The French rider was swallowed up at the start as Ducati’s got off to a solid start. Quartararo pulled off some amazing moves to climb up the ladder and took a comfortable victory at the Losail International Circuit.

Pramac Ducati had a dream race as both Johann Zarco and rookie Jorge Martin finished second and third, respectively. Martin led most of the race, starting from the pole before Quartararo took charge of the race. Ducati’s unbelievable straight-line speed gave Yamaha’s and Suzuki’s a tough time.

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Suzuki rider Alex Rins made a strong start as he leapt several positions starting from eighth. He was in victory contention as he challenged Martin on several occasions but was unable to find a way due to Ducati’s incredible speed down the main straight. He dropped during the latter stages of the race and managed to finish in the fourth position.

Maverick Vinales had a shaky start as the Yamaha was no match to Ducati’s speed at the race start. But he recovered well to finish fifth. Factory Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia managed to finish the race in the sixth position ahead of 2020 MotoGP World Champion Joan Mir, who finished seventh.

Brad Binder was on a medium front tyre on his KTM, and the gamble paid off as he finished in the eighth position. He started the race 18th on the grid. Jack Miller had an eventful race as he made contact with Mir on the main straight at 200km/h. He finished the race in the ninth position. Aprilia man Aleix Espargaro rounded off the top-ten finishers.

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Valentino Rossi had a race to forget as he could manage only the 16th position. His teammate Franco Morbidelli only managed the 12th position at the end of the race. Factory Honda riders Pol Espargaro and Stefan Bradl finished 13th and 14th, respectively. With a podium finish, Zarco leads the championship ahead of Quartararo, who is four points adrift.

Doha GP MotoGP Top 10 Result

Position Rider Team Gap (In seconds)
1 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha
2 Johann Zarco Pramac Ducati 1.457
3 Jorge Martin Pramac Ducati 1.500
4 Alex Rins Suzuki 2.088
5 Maverick Vinales Yamaha 2.110
6 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 2.642
7 Joan Mir Suzuki 4.868
8 Brad Binder KTM 4.979
9 Jack Miller Ducati 5.365
10 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 5.382

 

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