MotoGP 2014 Qatar GP Highlights

      Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 8:35 [IST]
 

The season opener for MotoGP was finally done with this Sunday and it was a great battle to the finish line. Literally the battle went on to the last turn and proved who and what these riders are made up of.

Marc Marquez the youngest world champion started the race on pole position, while Jorge Lorenzo started from second row and fifth on the grid. Seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi began the race way behind in tenth position, his worst start since he joined Yamaha last year.

The red lights went off and as always Jorge Lorenzo raced ahead in a blistering start of the line. Marc Marquez dropped a few positions and wasn't far behind. Stefan Bradl sticked close with the front runners.

MotoGP 2014 Qatar GP Highlights

Unfortunately Jorge Lorenzo did what he hasn't done in a long time, he crashed out of the race without completing even a single lap. Stefan Bradl rose to the occasion and took over in the front.

Rossi was slowly and steadily making up places, he had a tough time with many riders falling in front of him. This was due to the lack of grip on track along with the tougher construction of Bridgestone Battlax tyres.

Eventually it was Rossi, who proved he was at his best and climbed slowly up to No.1 position. He led for most period of the race with Marquez behind him.

MotoGP 2014 Qatar GP Highlights

What unfolded later was a dog fight between the two up until the chequered flag. In this instance it was reigning world champion who turned victorious.

The fight proved to many that Rossi was back to winning ways and he will be a force to reckon with this season. The Italian declared he will decide if he will continue racing next year after the 6th race of the season.

Story first published:  Monday, March 24, 2014, 18:01 [IST]
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