So after all the dramas and tantrums thrown by weather at Losail International Circuit, Qatar. The flag off was delayed twice as safety car was thoroughly examining the asphalt conditions. After the green signal from Race directions, the Race was reduced to 20 Laps with allowance of changing tyres as track temperature dropped due to rain showers. After two warmup laps, the riders were set to open the throttle on Mark. A great start by Johann Zarco starting from second Grid was leading the way followed by Dovizioso, Iannone, Marc, Vinãles, Dani and Rossi. Lorenzo going wide once couldn’t manage to get back in front again on his debut with Ducati. After pushing a second lead from the top crowd, Zarco was unfortunate enough to slide out of leading 3 riders. Few laps later Iannone crashed out as well meanwhile Maverick was looking for pace to hunt down one by one with Rossi on his rear tyre following him. Marquez seemed to lose pace as last moment decision of moving from Hard to Soft tyres was not fruitful for him. An amazing battle took in front between Vinãles and Dovizioso for first win at Qatar was witnessed and Rossi seemed to be very much poised on 3rd with them. Vinãles in final laps managed to get distant from Dovizioso and beat the extra Horse powered Ducati, to take middle stand on podium.
Next Race in Argentina, stay tuned.