2023 Qatar GP Results

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Victory for Di Giannantonio in the Qatar GP, with Bagnaia in second and Marini in third.

2023 Qatar GP Results

First victory in the premier class for Fabio Di Giannantonio.

Second in yesterday’s sprint race, Fabio Di Giannantonio escaped from the pack with Pecco Bagnaia and got past him with two laps to go, claiming his first MotoGP victory. With his second position, Bagnaia will reach the last round of the season with a 21-point advantage at the top of the standings. Title rival Jorge Martín was in tenth position. The podium was completed by Luca Marini, in an all-Ducati rostrum.

Also in the Top 10 were Maverick Viñales, Brad Binder, Álex Márquez, Fabio Quartararo, Enea Bastianini, Jack Miller and Martín. The Spaniard, who won Saturday’s sprint race, had problems since the start of the race and couldn’t match the previous day’s pace, giving up some precious points in his fight for the World Championship.

The title battle will be decided in a week’s time at the season finale in Valencia.

Points for Marc Márquez and Joan Mir

The Repsol Honda Team riders completed a demanding Qatar Grand Prix in the points. Taking off from seventh position on the grid, Marc Márquez made a good start and gained two positions. However, as the laps went by, he could not maintain the pace and he gradually gave up positions, crossing the finish line in eleventh, in the slipstream of Jorge Martín.

Joan Mir made progress in the race. Starting from 19th, he gained two positions on the opening corners, but was overtaken by several riders in the early stages. Little by little, the Spaniard managed to maintain a consistent pace and climb up the order, eventually placing 14th.

Qatar GP: Race Results (22 laps)

1. Fabio Di GiannantonioDUCATI41:43.654
2. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI+2.734
3. Luca MariniDUCATI+4.408
4. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA+4.488
5. Brad BinderKTM+7.246
6. Álex MárquezDUCATI+7.620
7. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA+7.828
8. Enea BastianiniDUCATI+ 8.239
9. Jack MillerKTM+11.509
10. Jorge MartínDUCATI+14.819
11. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA+14.964
14. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA+18.673

General Standings

1. Pecco BagnaiaDUCATI437
2. Jorge MartínDUCATI416
3. Marco BezzecchiDUCATI326
4. Brad BinderKTM268
5. Johann ZarcoDUCATI204
6. Aleix EspargaróAPRILIA198
7. Luca MariniDUCATI194
8. Maverick ViñalesAPRILIA192
9. Fabio QuartararoYAMAHA167
10. Álex MárquezDUCATI165
14. Marc MárquezREPSOL HONDA89
22. Joan MirREPSOL HONDA26


Marc Márquez

“I’m happy about our weekend, it was a solid one and we were able to have a few high points when we thought we would struggle more. We spent most of the race behind Martin, I don’t think either of us were feeling entirely comfortable to be honest. But we got some more points and now we prepare to head to Valencia for what is going to be a very busy and of course emotional weekend. Like always, our focus is at 100% to keep working and fighting until the very last lap.”

Joan Mir

“Today was a positive day because we had the best sensations of the weekend and finally, we were able to put together a bit of a race. My pace at various points during the GP was the same as those fighting in the top five and we were able to make up some positions, so this is good to help rebuild my confidence after a tough Saturday. I had a stronger pace than I had during all of practice and even in the last laps I was close. The overtakes during the opening laps hurt us a little bit in those last two laps but it was a fun one.”

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