MotoGP Qatar: 5 Things we learned from MotoGP Qatar

1. Viñales is the real deal Placing fastest at each of the preseason tests, romping through free practice and bagging your first pole position is one thing. But, with the spotlight firmly fixed on your every move come Sunday evening, maintaining your cool and replicating that speed is quite another. Is anyone still doubting whether…

MotoGP scraps penalty points system

MotoGP race makers have binned the penalty points system across its world championships as it was judged to be ‘no longer necessary’. In a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission which included all the heads of the key MotoGP bodies (Dorna, FIM, IRTA and MSMA) on the Saturday of the 2017 season opener in Qatar,…

MOTOGP QUALIFIERS CANCELLED IN QATAR, MAVERICK VINALES ON POLE IN HIS DEBUT WITH YAMAHA

​An overnight rain, a storm and too much standing water at Losail International Circuit, cut short the MotoGP season opener schedule forcing Qualifying Practice to be cancelled as track conditions were judged to be unsafe for riders. Race Direction has decided that grid positions be formed from combined Free Practice stands.Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)…