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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."

17:55

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

17:55

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.

17:45

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

17:45

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!

17:42

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!

17:39

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

17:38

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.

17:35

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.

17:35