MotoGP 2016: Jorge Lorenzo wins the GP of Qatar with the track record included


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

Pos. Puntos Num. Piloto País Equipo Moto Km/h Tiempo/Diferencia
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