Qatar is the first event of the new 1000cc MotoGP era and first to feature the new privateer 'Claiming Rule Team' (CRT) class.

The Losail round has a unique four-night format - practice on Thursday and Friday, followed by qualifying on Saturday, then warm-up and the race on Sunday.

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1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.999s
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.075s
3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 56.326s
4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 56.345s
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1) 1m 56.469s
6. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 56.775s
7. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 56.783s
8. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 56.982s
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 57.143s
10. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 57.146s
11. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 57.402s
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 57.580s
13. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 58.435s
14. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 58.829s
15. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 59.363s
16. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 59.510s
17. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 59.775s
18. Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 2m 0.521s
19. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 2m 0.939s
20. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 2m 1.257s
21. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Ioda-Aprilia CRT) 2m 3.291s

Pole position: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 54.634s

Official Qatar MotoGP records: Best lap: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha 1m 53.927s (2008) Fastest race lap: Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 55.153s (2008)


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