MotoGP » Qatar MotoGP: Lorenzo wins - Rossi, Marquez steal the show

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Jlo rode a text-book race. Getting the lead early meant he could stay on the grippy lines, while everyone else had to contend with the slippery stuff off-line. His followers had to compromise their lines to prevent being overtaken, and those wanting to overtake had to use the dirty lines. With no-one queuing to pass him Jlo was able to use his solitude to build a gap. Cal did all he could but his M1 was no match for the Hondas on the (very) long Qatar straight. So it made sense not to make any rash moves, and to hope that either MM or DP would have the other off. When VR46 arrived on his tail, Cal knew he had to let him pass as getting in VR's way would have seen Cal out-of-favour with Yam's bosses. Rossi rode like an alien, which of course he is, having to deal with traffic and risk the slippery stuff to pass slower riders. Once clear and able to use the grippy line, VR rapidly closed in on the leading group and mugged MM and DP. Jlo should be dreading if VR ever gets close to him.

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