MotoGP 2012 bursts into action with this this weekend's season-opening Qatar night race - the first event of the 1000cc era.

So let's get straight to the point. Who do you think will be standing on the top step on the podium on Sunday evening at Losail, spraying the victory champagne?

CLICK HERE to predict who you think will win, and compare with the choices of your fellow viewers.

You can also leave your predictions for the podium places, plus the Moto2 and Moto3 winners in the comments section below.

For those that like to study form, here is a summary of all nine days of 2012 pre-season MotoGP testing:

2012 MotoGP pre-season testing

Sepang I Test: Day 1 (Jan 31)*:
1. Lorenzo (Yamaha) 2m 1.657s
2. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.346s
3. Crutchlow (Yamaha) +0.564s Day 2 (Feb 1):
1. Stoner (Honda) 2m 0.895s
2. Spies (Yamaha) +0.157s
3. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.173s Day 3 (Feb 2):
1. Stoner (Honda) 1m 59.607s
2. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.591s
3. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.649s

* Stoner absent.

Sepang II Test: Day 1 (Feb 28):
1. Stoner (Honda) 2m 1.761s
2. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.244s
3. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.675s Day 2 (Feb 29)*:
1. Spies (Yamaha) 2m 1.285s
2. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.008s
3. Dovizioso (Yamaha) +0.237s Day 3 (Mar 1):
1. Stoner (Honda) 2m 0.473s
2. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.175s
3. Dovizioso (Yamaha) +0.329s

* Honda riders absent.

Jerez Test Day 1 (Mar 23):
1. Stoner (Honda) 1m 39.146s
2. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.273s
3. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.433s Day 2 (Mar 24)*:
1. Hayden (Ducati) 1m 40.755s
2. Abraham (Ducati) +0.906s
3. Spies (Yamaha) +0.971s Day 3 (Mar 25):
1. Stoner (Honda) 1m 38.780s
2. Lorenzo (Yamaha) +0.173s
3. Pedrosa (Honda) +0.377s

* Damp.


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