Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda Team) has begun the defense of the world title conquered in 2013 with the victory at the Commercial Bank of Qatar Grand Prix after a great pulse with Valentino Rossi, who has been second and crossed the goal to one tenth of the Leridano . Dani Pedrosa has completed the Losail podium. Jorge Lorenzo was eliminated after a fall in the first round.
Despite breaking the leg in the preseason and losing both MotoGP’s last two training sessions, Marc Márquez was set up in the strongest man of the queen category on the Qatar track, where he starred in a brave and vibrant career that he had Several protagonists in their first part.
The first of them has been Jorge Lorenzo, who has started as a cyclone, standing in the lead after starting from the second line of grill. But the pilot of the Movistar Yamaha, who in the Losail track has experienced a continuous disagreement with the tuning of his motorcycle and lack of grip, has gone to the ground before completing the first round of the race and It has finished in the worst way the first weekend of 2014 competition.
Stefan Bradl was then head of the race, while Marrquez, Bautista, Smith and Rossi fought back. But the German of the HCR LCR has also been betrayed in a braking by the front tire and its fall has left the pulse open between the current world champion and Italian Yamaha, turned into spearhead of the team after the error of Mallorquin
The hand on hand of the youngest champion in history and the rejuvenated Italian star has offered a high-voltage fight, with several spectacular overtaking in the penultimate turn. The last one has been Márquez, who has curved his rival’s attempts to overtake the curve and crossed the goal with 2 tenths of a second advantage. Dani Pedrosa has been overtaken in the last third of the race by Álvaro Bautista, but the fall of the Talaverano in the absence of two laps has allowed him to go up to the third drawer of the Qatar podium.
Aleix Espargaró has rounded the weekend with a fourth place in his debut with the NGM Forward Racing and the Yamaha ‘Open’. Espargaró also benefited from the falls of the pilot of the GO & UN Honda Gresini and of Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3).
Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow have started the new stage of Ducati with the fifth and sixth respectively, although the British, debuting with the Italian factory, finished 16 seconds behind his teammate after running out of fuel in the straight ahead
His compatriot Scott Redding (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) also premiered in the queen category with a positive note beating Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar) – equated with a Honda ‘Open’ – and winning the seventh position with a margin of 0.035s.
The top ten have been completed by Colin Edwards (NGM Forward Racing) and Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing), who has been able to return to the track after a fall in the second round.
Pol Espargaró (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) has had to leave five laps for the end due to a failure in his M1. Nor has it been a good weekend for Héctor Barberá, who had to retire due to a technical problem in the first part of the test.
The pilots will meet again for the next race in the Circuito de las Américas within three weeks.