Qatar GP – Race Results 1st Maverick Vinales 2nd Johan Zarco and 3rd place for FRANCESCO BAGNAIA, Mir falters on the final lap by Ducatis’s.
Yamaha Monter Energy’s Maverick Vinales won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday in an exhilarating race while defending world champion Joan Mir lost out on a podium on the final lap to Ducati’s Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia.
Mir, who started 10th on the grid was gambeled by Ducati riders on final lap as Dcucati keep alive his horspower on straight’s, steadily made his way through the field but went wide on the final corner, allowing Pramac Racing’s Zarco and pole sitter Bagnaia of Ducati to beat him on the straight with their superior top speed.
1. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP)
2. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) + 1.092
3. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 1.129
4. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 1.222
5. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) + 3.030
6. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 3.357
7. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) + 5.934
8. Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team) + 5.990
9. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) + 7.058
10. Enea Bastianini (Esponsorama Racing) + 9.288