Qatar GP: Enea Bastianini stuns MotoGP grid to win season opener

Bastianini all the way

Bastianini all the best way

With the opposite Ducatis compelled to retire resulting from technical points, it was Bastianini to Qatar.

“For the first time, I will start on the front row. I am very happy. We did a very good job because it was difficult to go to second qualifying. I made a mistake in the last sector, but I I had a very good lap and I think we can fight for the podium,” Bastianni mentioned after taking second on pole and that is precisely what he did.

Pay homage

Pay homage

“I think now it’s amazing,” mentioned Bastianini, the 2020 Moto2 champion.

“On the finish, Pol was actually near me. I understood that now I might attempt to win the race, and I overtook Pol on the first nook after his exit.

Bastianini paid tribute to crew founder Fausto Gresini, a two-time 125cc world champion who died aged 60 final 12 months from coronavirus (COVID-19). “I dedicate this victory to Fausto. He pushed me a lot from the sky, and it’s fantastic for the whole team. I think we all cried.”

Martin crashes

Martin crashes

Qatar GP pole-sitter Martin, who beforehand mentioned he ‘wanted one thing else’ to have the ability to problem for a second MotoGP victory within the opening spherical of the 2022 season, crashed .

The Spaniard had recorded his fifth profession MotoGP pole when he stormed a lap in 1m53.011s throughout qualifying on the Losail Worldwide Circuit, however race day turned out to be a cup of various tea.

Mark and Honda!

Mark and Honda!

In the meantime, Honda’s Marquez completed fifth after wanting third on the grid.

“It’s enough for me and I’m happy with this pace because it’s true that I’m not the fastest guy but I can fight for the top positions – not to win,” mentioned the Honda rider.

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