Jorge Lorenzo has achieved a great victory in the first race of the MotoGP season 2016 held at the circuit of Losail in Qatar.
The Yamaha has managed to chain the victory of the last race of the previous season with the first of this; something that has not happened since the year 2009 with Casey Stoner.
The spaniard manages to beat the record lap time in the race that had Stoner, 2008, stopping the clock in 1’54.927. In addition, he becomes the pilot with more victory of the story in the GP of Qatar, with 6.
Lorenzo held the two Ducati
Lorenzo started first, followed by Andrea Iannone, Dovizioso, Rossi, Marquez, Pedrosa and Viñales. When we arrived at the first passage through finish line the Ducati, imposed their speed and Iannone and Dovizioso went on to lead the race with Lorenzo third.
In those early laps it was the group of head, composed by the official riders of Ducati, the Movistar Yamaha and Marquez at the wheel of Rossi. Behind them, Pedrosa and Viñales were trying to reach the wake of the five. Marquez was aware of Rossi for roll fourth behind Lorenzo.
In the sixth lap was produced in the fall of Iannone on the curve 13 after exchanging several overtaking Dovizioso. Shortly after he did the same thing to Crutchlow at turn 4. Then, Lorenzo beat Dovizioso to be done again with the head of the race.
Marquez and Dovizioso can’t with Jorge
The first group continued with Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Marquez and Rossi, but as it progressed to the race Rossi started to lose ground, though its position was not apparent risks for being Pedrosa four seconds behind.
however, Rossi would not yield, and clocking a fastest lap of the race on lap 15 that renewed their chances to finish on the podium. At the same time, Lorenzo was pulling with all his strength and opened up a minimum of space with respect to Dovizioso.
With only seven laps to complete the situation is maintained, but in her attempt to escape Lorenzo, was made the record of the track with a record of 1’55.109. In those moments, with Dovizioso second and Marquez third, the chances of a podium finish Rossi began to fizzle out.
with three laps To go Marquez launched his attack on Dovizioso, and was placed second, while something more than half a second of Lorenzo yet. Rossi also tried everything to recover the wheel of Dovizioso while Lorenzo marked a 1’54.927 that reduce their own record of minutes before.
On the last lap Dovizioso recovered to second place to Marquez, who finished third.
Classification of the GP of Qatar MotoGP 2016
|1||25||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||167.1||42’28.452|
|2||20||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||167.0||+2.019|
|3||16||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||167.0||+2.287|
|4||13||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||167.0||+2.387|
|5||11||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||166.2||+14.083|
|6||10||25||Maverick VIÑALES||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||166.1||+15.423|
|7||9||44||Pol ESPARGARO||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||165.9||+18.629|
|8||8||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||165.9||+18.652|
|9||7||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Avintia Racing||Ducati||165.8||+21.160|
|10||6||45||Scott REDDING||GBR||OCTO Pramac Yakhnich||Ducati||165.6||+24.435|
|11||5||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Team SUZUKI ECSTAR||Suzuki||164.8||+35.847|
|12||4||50||Eugene LAVERTY||IRL||Aspar Team MotoGP||Ducati||164.5||+41.756|
|13||3||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||164.4||+41.932|
|14||2||43||Jack MILLER||AUS||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||164.4||+41.982|
|15||1||53||Tito RABAT||SPA||Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS||Honda||163.6||+54.953|