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2017 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2017 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2017 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit in Doha on 26 March 2017. For all the three classes, the starting grid was formed by each rider's best time from any of the three free practice sessions held, after rain cancelled the planned qualifying sessions.[2]

Qatar  2017 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2017 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date26 March 2017
Official nameGrand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha
Time 1:54.316
Fastest lap
Rider France Johann Zarco Yamaha
Time 1:55.990 on lap 4
Podium
First Spain Maverick Viñales Yamaha
Second Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati
Third Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Time 2:00.349
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Time 2:00.087 on lap 6
Podium
First Italy Franco Morbidelli Kalex
Second Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Kalex
Third Japan Takaaki Nakagami Kalex
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Martín Honda
Time 2:06.817
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda
Time 2:06.860 on lap 5
Podium
First Spain Joan Mir Honda
Second United Kingdom John McPhee Honda
Third Spain Jorge Martín Honda

In the MotoGP race, Maverick Viñales won on his first outing for Yamaha, becoming the first rider to do so on début for Yamaha since his teammate Valentino Rossi did the same back in 2004.

The Moto2 class saw the début of the KTM Moto2 chassis package, following KTM's expansion into Moto2 along with MotoGP with the RC16.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25   Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 20 38:59.999 1 25
2 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 20 +0.461 5 20
3 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 20 +1.928 10 16
4 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 20 +6.745 3 13
5 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 20 +7.128 7 11
6 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 20 +7.661 15 10
7 45   Scott Redding Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 20 +9.782 6 9
8 43   Jack Miller EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 20 +14.486 16 8
9 42   Álex Rins Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 20 +14.788 18 7
10 94   Jonas Folger Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 20 +15.069 8 6
11 99   Jorge Lorenzo Ducati Team Ducati 20 +20.516 12 5
12 76   Loris Baz Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 20 +21.255 14 4
13 8   Héctor Barberá Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 20 +28.828 20 3
14 17   Karel Abraham Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 20 +29.123 17 2
15 53   Esteve Rabat EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 20 +29.470 19 1
16 44   Pol Espargaró Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20 +33.601 22
17 38   Bradley Smith Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20 +39.704 23
18 22   Sam Lowes Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 20 +47.131 21
Ret 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 14 Lost Power 11
Ret 29   Andrea Iannone Team Suzuki ECSTAR Suzuki 10 Accident 2
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Pull & Bear Aspar Team Ducati 7 Accident 13
Ret 5   Johann Zarco Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 6 Accident 4
Ret 35   Cal Crutchlow LCR Honda Honda 4 Accident 9
Sources: [3][4][5]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 20 40:18.480 1 25
2 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 20 +2.681 3 20
3 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 20 +3.304 4 16
4 44   Miguel Oliveira KTM 20 +3.584 5 13
5 73   Álex Márquez Kalex 20 +11.226 2 11
6 10   Luca Marini Kalex 20 +13.747 13 10
7 40   Fabio Quartararo Kalex 20 +13.988 10 9
8 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 20 +17.465 15 8
9 97   Xavi Vierge Tech 3 20 +17.477 8 7
10 49   Axel Pons Kalex 20 +17.767 12 6
11 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 20 +17.802 7 5
12 42   Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 20 +18.090 9 4
13 52   Danny Kent Suter 20 +19.323 6 3
14 2   Jesko Raffin Kalex 20 +22.798 16 2
15 19   Xavier Siméon Kalex 20 +24.009 18 1
16 23   Marcel Schrötter Suter 20 +24.077 14
17 24   Simone Corsi Speed Up 20 +28.193 24
18 68   Yonny Hernández Kalex 20 +31.828 28
19 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 20 +31.839 21
20 41   Brad Binder KTM 20 +34.046 22
21 32   Isaac Viñales Kalex 20 +40.227 25
22 11   Sandro Cortese Suter 20 +40.279 20
23 60   Julián Simón Kalex 20 +40.446 26
24 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 20 +42.501 11
25 88   Ricard Cardús Speed Up 20 +43.000 30
26 57   Edgar Pons Kalex 20 +47.072 29
27 5   Andrea Locatelli Kalex 20 +47.486 31
28 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 20 +51.206 27
29 62   Stefano Manzi Kalex 20 +1:02.080 32
Ret 9   Jorge Navarro Kalex 8 Accident 17
Ret 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 8 Accident Damage 19
Ret 8   Saeed Al Sulaiti Speed Up 5 Accident 33
Ret 87   Remy Gardner Tech 3 0 Accident 23
DNS 96   Nasser Al Malki Speed Up Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 36   Joan Mir Honda 18 38:27.364 6 25
2 17   John McPhee Honda 18 +0.135 12 20
3 88   Jorge Martín Honda 18 +0.218 1 16
4 44   Arón Canet Honda 18 +0.252 8 13
5 5   Romano Fenati Honda 18 +0.453 3 11
6 16   Andrea Migno KTM 18 +0.579 7 10
7 23   Niccolò Antonelli KTM 18 +0.661 5 9
8 21   Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 18 +0.878 15 8
9 42   Marcos Ramírez KTM 18 +1.693 10 7
10 7   Adam Norrodin Honda 18 +7.904 11 6
11 71   Ayumu Sasaki Honda 18 +12.221 14 5
12 11   Livio Loi Honda 18 +16.748 17 4
13 40   Darryn Binder KTM 18 +16.786 26 3
14 8   Nicolò Bulega KTM 18 +16.821 13 2
15 24   Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 18 +16.832 19 1
16 33   Enea Bastianini Honda 18 +16.943 18
17 95   Jules Danilo Honda 18 +27.583 23
18 41   Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 18 +27.638 29
19 27   Kaito Toba Honda 18 +27.641 27
20 84   Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 18 +28.034 21
21 6   María Herrera KTM 18 +28.150 25
22 96   Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 18 +28.379 28
23 48   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 18 +28.388 24
24 14   Tony Arbolino Honda 18 +29.520 16
25 12   Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 18 +54.344 20
26 64   Bo Bendsneyder KTM 18 +1:09.769 4
Ret 4   Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 14 Accident 30
Ret 58   Juan Francisco Guevara KTM 12 Accident 9
Ret 65   Philipp Öttl KTM 12 Accident Damage 2
Ret 75   Albert Arenas Mahindra 4 Accident 22
DNS 19   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT
  • Gabriel Rodrigo suffered a broken collarbone in a crash during the opening free practice and withdrew from the event.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

MotoGPEdit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[6]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Moto2Edit

Pos. Rider Points
1   Franco Morbidelli 25
2   Thomas Lüthi 20
3   Takaaki Nakagami 16
4   Miguel Oliveira 13
5   Álex Márquez 11
6   Luca Marini 10
7   Fabio Quartararo 9
8   Lorenzo Baldassarri 8
9   Xavi Vierge 7
10   Axel Pons 6

Moto3Edit

Pos. Rider Points
1   Joan Mir 25
2   John McPhee 20
3   Jorge Martín 16
4   Arón Canet 13
5   Romano Fenati 11
6   Andrea Migno 10
7   Niccolò Antonelli 9
8   Fabio Di Giannantonio 8
9   Marcos Ramírez 7
10   Adam Norrodin 6

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Qatar MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Qatar MotoGP qualifying cancelled due to Losail track being too wet". Autosport.com. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ "GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2017". Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  5. ^ "GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2017" (PDF). Motogp.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2017. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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