Qatar’s Losail Circuit was pre-heated already when Aleix Espargaro swept away all the free practices. But in the term of qualification, it was always factory team’s matter when Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez seized the pole position last Saturday. However, the surprising performance of the Spaniard seemed to be fading away when Movistar’s Jorge Lorenzo made a good start to come to front row from his original 5th position.
Unlucky for him, an unconvenient corner at Losail had made him lost to his fortune to begin his campaign to contend Marquez in defending his 2013 world title as he had crashed in the early race and was unable to get on his M1 massively destructed.
The remaining race seemed to be the show provided for those Yamaha’s customary bike riders when we were stirred seing Bradley Smith pulled away from Marquez, yet not to expect miss Espargaro as he was hardly on Nick Harris’s words. However, misfortune happened when the British must have followed his two fellows, crashing at the same corner and giving the lead to Marquez.
The show now was about factory bikes when we had seen the battle between Marquez, once ever been a plain child entering garage to ask for photographing with the idol, and the grandmaster of motoGP who has now seemed to be back to provide tough competition with the defending champion.
Valentino Rossi proved his performance is not heavily extracted by his age when he consistently was on 2nd position. Marquez, by the time Lorenzo and Smith crashed down, was absolutely considered to seize the first podium in easy manner, in fact must have admitted that “the old chicken” gave tough racing to him. Yes, Rossi in Losail had brought about the classic MotoGP as Nick Harris always amused when he several time went through Marquez to unfortunately, at least for Rossi’s fanatics, get passed again.
In the end, Marquez touched the finish line at the first position, followed by his idol, Valentino Rossi, and Dani Pedrosa followed at the third position. This is absolutely not a bad result to launch a signal that he is not eaten up.