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2019 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

2019 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix Live: As it happened.

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2019 - 18:39

Read our 2019 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix live coverage.

Welcome to our 2019 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix commentary.

The 2019 Qatar Grand Prix took place on Monday March 11, 2019. Read our MotoGP live commentary to see the coverage as it we reported it live.

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Dovizioso: "It was a strange race. I didn't have a really good strategy. I was managing a lot the rear tyre. Overall I'm so happy because I didn't see anyone so I couldn't know my positive or negative points. I tried to stop Rins because his speed in the middle of the corner was realy good. I was able to answer to Marquez because he was really on the limit."

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I'd suggest for Marquez to be this strong, this early is very ominous indeed.

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Marquez: "It was exactly the same as last year! It's difficult because when you overtake you're on the dirt there is no grip. Here I struggled a lot with the front tyre but I finished the race and finished with 20 points."

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Crutchlow speaks: "I think like I've got a left bum as someone hit me with a footpeg. But I pushed as hard as I could go. All credit to my LCR Honda team, they worked so hard."

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MotoGP results: Dovizioso, Marquez, Crutchlow, Rins, Rossi, Petrucci, Viñales, Mir, Nakagami, A.Espargaro, Morbidelli, P.Espargaro, Lorenzo, Iannone, Zarco.

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And Crutchlow held Rins off for a wonderful return from injury! Rossi in 5th was 0.6s back of the winner!

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22/22: Dovizioso wins a wonderful Grand Prix of Qatar in a 2018 repeat with Marquez pushing by at the final turn.

He was wide, and Dovizioso powered by to the line to win by 0.02s!

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22/22: Dovizioso in by Marquez before T1 and Crutchlow is back to 3rd, passing Rins!

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21/22: Rins is under Crutchlow for 3rd at T15!

22/22: Last lap! Mar, Dov, Rin, Cru for the win!

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21/22: Dovizioso is wide at T4 and Marquez leads!

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20/22: Rossi is past Petrucci for 5th!

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20/22: Rins is wide at T1, allowing Crutchlow through! A crucial mistake at a crucial moment. That could be his victory chance over.

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19/22: Marquez passes Rins into T1! And posts his personal best lap. Dov, Mar, Rin, Cru the top 4 then a little gap back to Petrucci and Rossi.

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18/22: Twice Viñales has tried to get by Mir, twice he's failed. This has been so costly. He's now a full second back of his team-mate. Chances of a podium are gone.

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