2018 Qatar MotoGP Live

17 March, 2018 - 16:26

Miller 2nd, Aleix Espargaro 3rd. Viñales' advantage stands at 0.574s at the moment.

17 March, 2018 - 16:25

Viñales goes straight to the front while we see Bradley Smith running back to pit lane - the Englishman has either been down the road or his bike has stopped. It's been a tough outing for KTM this weekend.

17 March, 2018 - 16:23

Viñales, for the first time this weekend, was strong in FP4. The Catalan must be the favourite to get through to Q2 in 11 minutes. Miller, the Aprilias of Espargaro & Redding and Rabat will all be in contention too. 

17 March, 2018 - 16:21

MotoGP qualifying coming up. First up, Q1 with 12 contenders for the top 2 places. Sim, Lut, Abr, Bau, Mor, Viñ, Nak, Smi, A.Esp, Mil, P.Esp, Red, Rab & Sya all involved. 

16 March, 2018 - 16:09

Lorenzo suffers a succession of rear end moments through the fast rights - he's been called back into pit lane by the Ducati team. 

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26 March, 2017 - 20:45

Well, I don't know about you but I thought that was a brilliant first race of the season. So many performances of note. The podium men, Aleix Espargaro in 6th, Redding 7th & Miller in 8th. And what of Johann Zarco, who had the temerity to lead his very first MotoGP race? We raise a glass to each of those men.

We'll be bringing you the full reaction from today's events late into the evening so be sure to keep an eye on Crash.net. Thanks for your company. Bye!

26 March, 2017 - 20:42

26 March, 2017 - 20:41

This says it all really.

26 March, 2017 - 20:39

Pete McLaren has penned a brilliant race report - the least you could do is cast an eye over it!

26 March, 2017 - 20:38

The race winner Viñales: "It feels great! Honeslt the track was so difficult. I was taking so much care at the start. Anyway, the bike was great. I have to say thanks to the team. Even if the conditions were difficult we were there all the time. I'm so pleased to be with Yamaha."

26 March, 2017 - 20:37

Dovizioso: "It was very difficult but we were quite smart to choose the soft tyre. We knew the race couldn't be so fast. At the front I didn't push because the tyre was too soft. At some points I tried to stay with Maverick until the end. I tried to overtake him on the last lap but he was too far. But I want to thank everyone. I'm happy. We're there."

26 March, 2017 - 20:35

Rossi: "If I have to bet on my podium for sure I don't bet! We try 3/4 settings this morning. I didn't know what happened but I was good. I was good in braking. I hope we understand enough in this race to continue in this way."

26 March, 2017 - 20:35

Ducati mechanics chant 'Dovi! Dovi! Dovi!' in parc fermé. The Italian looks crestfallen to have missed out on a win here - again… But that was some ride from him, conserving the tyres and showing speed all the way to the flag.