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2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix: Full race results

Bastianini took his first win in MotoGP for the Gresini squad in its first race back as an independent team just over a year on from team founder Fausto Gresini’s death after his long battle with COVID-19.

The Italian kept clear of a late charge from Brad Binder on the factory KTM, who had a similar stunning race in the 2022 opener, ahead of long-time leader Honda’s Pol Espargaro who faded to third after running wide at Turn 1 when fighting Bastianini.

Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro narrowly missed out on the podium behind his brother Pol, with six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez in fifth for Honda on his first race since being ruled out with vision problems.

Despite promising practice pace, Suzuki duo Joan Mir and Alex Rins only managed sixth and seventh respectively, as Pramac’s Johann Zarco mugged defending MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo at the finish line by 0.007s to take eighth place.

It was a nightmare race for the factory Ducati squad, with Jack Miller retiring early due to a technical fault with his GP22 while team-mate Francesco Bagnaia crashed on lap 12, taking out Pramac’s Jorge Martin while trying to overtake the Spaniard.

Takaaki Nakagami completed the top 10 on the LCR Honda ahead of Franco Morbidelli on the factory Yamaha, with Maverick Vinales recovering from 19th to 12th for Aprilia ahead of VR46’s Luca Marini, RNF Racing’s Andrea Dovizioso and Tech3 KTM rookie Remy Gardner who rounded out the points places.

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix – race results

Cla Rider Bike Laps Time Gap
1 Enea Bastianini Ducati 22 42’13.198  
2 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 22 42’13.544 0.346
3 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 22 42’14.549 1.351
4 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 22 42’15.440 2.242
5 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 22 42’17.297 4.099
6 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 22 42’18.041 4.843
7 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 22 42’22.008 8.810
8 France Johann Zarco Ducati 22 42’23.734 10.536
9 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 22 42’23.741 10.543
10 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 22 42’28.165 14.967
11 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 22 42’29.910 16.712
12 Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia 22 42’36.414 23.216
13 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 22 42’40.481 27.283
14 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 22 42’40.572 27.374
15 Australia Remy Gardner KTM 22 42’54.305 41.107
16 South Africa Darryn Binder Yamaha 22 42’54.317 41.119
17 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 22 42’54.547 41.349
18 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 22 42’55.555 42.357
  Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 11 21’13.800 11 Laps
  Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 11 21’13.835 11 Laps
  Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 10 19’19.886 12 Laps
  Spain Alex Marquez Honda 9 17’25.782 13 Laps
  Italy Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 6 11’41.321 16 Laps
  Australia Jack Miller Ducati 6 11’42.306 16 Laps

2022 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix – fastest race lap

Cla Rider Bike Lap Time
1 Italy Enea Bastianini Ducati 17 1’54.338
2 Spain Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 9 1’54.465
3 South Africa Brad Binder KTM 9 1’54.484
4 Spain Pol Espargaro Honda 11 1’54.534
5 Spain Alex Rins Suzuki 3 1’54.610
6 Spain Marc Marquez Honda 10 1’54.643
7 Italy Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 3 1’54.654
8 France Johann Zarco Ducati 20 1’54.671
9 Spain Joan Mir Suzuki 11 1’54.689
10 Spain Jorge Martin Ducati 3 1’54.771
11 Portugal Miguel Oliveira KTM 9 1’54.831
12 Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 8 1’54.853
13 France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 6 1’54.916
14 Japan Takaaki Nakagami Honda 11 1’55.080
15 Spain Alex Marquez Honda 9 1’55.205
16 Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia 8 1’55.210
17 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Yamaha 13 1’55.415
18 Italy Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 3 1’55.446
19 Italy Luca Marini Ducati 4 1’55.480
20 Australia Jack Miller Ducati 5 1’55.520
21 South Africa Darryn Binder Yamaha 4 1’55.591
22 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 9 1’55.954
23 Australia Remy Gardner KTM 3 1’55.974
24 Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 3 1’55.982

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