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Gibernau wins dramatic Qatar GP, Rossi falls.

Meanwhile, a jubilant Xaus took his first ever MotoGP podium - and also first top three finish for any Ducati this season - while Barros took fourth place and Hayden was gifted fifth when Biaggi ran wide on the final lap.

Norick Abe would be the only Yamaha rider to finish, in seventh, while Hopkins was top Suzuki and Bridgestone rider in eighth. Kawasaki's Alex Hofmann and Camel Honda's Makoto Tamada completed the top ten on a day when just thirteen riders reached the chequered flag.

The remaining three places were taken by BSB regulars Yukio Kagayama (Suzuki), James Haydon (Proton KR) and James Ellison (WCM). All claimed well deserved world championship points, with Haydon's ride arguably the most impressive; James having never ridden the KR V5 before this weekend.

Full results to follow...

1. Gibernau
2. Edwards
3. Xaus
4. Barros
5. Hayden
6. Biaggi
7. Abe
8. Hopkins
9. Hofmann
10. Tamada
11. Kagayama
12. Haydon
13. Ellison

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