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The Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, produced a couple of great races in the opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship â€“ the Grand Prix of Qatar â€“ held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha.
It wasnâ€™t the start that Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa would have liked for their 2015 MotoGP Championship campaign.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGPâ€™s Valentino Rossi opened the 2015 MotoGP season tonight with a stunning victory at the Grand Prix of Qatar. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also put on an impressive performance during the opening round at the Losail International Circuit, finishing in fourth place.
Andi Izdihar was victorious in the second race of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup in Losail, beating Sasaki and Chantra.
Andrea Dovizioso put in a splendid performance in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar as the Ducati Teamâ€™s Italian rider powered to pole position with a time of 1â€™54.113, at the same time taking the brand-new Desmosedici GP15 to its race debut in the best possible way.
Having travelled directly from Buriram (Thailand), where last weekend the first round of the Cup was held, the 22 riders in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup are already in Qatar for the next two races, which will form part of the opening round of the MotoGPâ„˘ World Championship starting this weekend.
After more than four months since the last GP, the waiting is finally over. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads to Qatar to kick off the first MotoGP Grand Prix weekend of the 2015 season this weekend, held under the famous floodlights of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.
Last weekâ€™s Qatar test signalled an end to Winter testing and the Repsol Honda Team are en route back to the desert for the first round of the season.
Ducati Team riders continue their positive progress in Qatar: Dovizioso 1st at the end of second day of testing at Losail.
Day 2 of pre-season IRTA testing at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar again proved to be positive for the Ducati Team, as both Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone continued with set-up work on their Desmosedici GP15 bikes, always using the hardest compound tyres available for the Italian squad.
Ducati Team riders get off to a superb start on day 1 of testing in Qatar. Iannone 1st and Dovizioso 2nd with the new Desmosedici GP15
Ducati Team riders get off to a superb start on day 1 of testing in Qatar. Iannone 1st and Dovizioso 2nd with the new Desmosedici GP15.
Livia Lancelot took her Team 114 Kawasaki to a double victory in the opening rounds of the FIM Women's World Motocross Championship at Losail in Qatar and was joined on the podium by Meghan Rutledge.
Dylan Ferrandis started the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship with a podium finish at Losail in Qatar for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team.
Gautier Paulin capitalised on his qualifying performance yesterday to seal third place overall today in Qatar, getting his season with Team HRC off to a strong start with a podium from his first Grand Prix riding the Honda CRF450RW.
The 2015 MXGP season kicks off this weekend with the now regular season-opener at the floodlit track of Losail, Qatar. Team HRC riders Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin will be looking to build on the Honda CRF450RWâ€™s success in Qatar from last year, where it took a moto victory.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo kicked off the defence of his title tonight in the best possible way, delivering a flawless ride under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit to take a perfect victory in the Grand Prix of Qatar.