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The first race of the 2019 MotoGP world championship is over and it couldn’t have ended in a better way! Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez displayed a brilliant piece of racing and reminded us why MotoGP is one of the best motorsports in the world!

Starting from the first row at the grid, Dovi didn’t waste any time and took the lead. He remained at the 1st position till the end of the race with many riders changing positions behind him. Lap after lap, Dovi kept his pace and place intact and continued his winning spirit.

Alex Rins was in great form as well. He did give a good fight for the 1st place but couldn’t keep up and fell behind. The Doctor started the race from 14th on the grid. He used his years of experience and talent to overtake riders and finish at a respectable 5th place. His teammate Vinales who had a great time during the qualifyings and secured the pole position, couldn’t keep up in the actual race and dropped down only to finish at 7th.

Coming back to the show stoppers, Dovizioso and Marquez during the last laps of the race became aggressive but raced within the limits. After playing cat and mouse, the last lap, and the last corner was reminiscent to that of the last year’s race.

Marquez had to try to get past Dovi at this moment if he wanted to win. Dovi hardly left any room for him to pass through but he knew Marquez will attack and was ready. Marquez took the inside line and went ahead and a bit wide and so does Dovi. However, Dovi was quick to regain his pace and his Desmosedici lunged forward with super urgency. Marquez was right at Dovi’s tail. And it was Dovi to cross the line first and beat Marquez Marc with just 23 thousandths of a second. What a race it was!

The 3rd place was taken by Crutchlow. He didn’t race since last October’s serious ankle injuries. And when he did, he reached the podium. A commendable job by Crutchlow.


The opening round of the 2019 MotoGP world championship was thrilling. The next race is scheduled to take place at the end of this month – 31st March 2019 – in Argentina.

2019 Qatar GP race results-

Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 42m 36.902s
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 42m 36.925s
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 42m 37.222s
Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 42m 37.359s
Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 42m 37.502s
Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP19) 42m 39.222s
Maverick Viñales ESP Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 42m 39.383s
Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 42m 41.990s
Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 42m 44.308s
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 46.538s
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1) 42m 46.549s
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 49.676s
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 42m 51.209s
Andrea Iannone ITA Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 42m 51.251s
Johann Zarco FRA Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 42m 51.995s
Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT (YZR-M1)* 42m 52.807s
Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 42m 53.279s
Karel Abraham CZE Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 42m 59.874s
Tito Rabat ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP18) 42m 59.941s
Hafizh Syahrin MAL Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 43m 20.144s
Bradley Smith GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) DNF
Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP19) DNF
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (Desmosedici GP18)* DNF