The Spaniard Maverick Vinales won the season opener in the MotoGP class on Sunday. The Yamaha rider prevailed on Sunday at the Qatar GP in Losail ahead of the two Ducatis of Johann Zarco from France (+1.092) and Francesco Bagnaia from Italy (+1.129). In the Moto3 class, Maximilian Kofler finished in the points for the first time.
In the Moto3 class, the Spaniard Jaume Masia (KTM) won a photo finish ahead of his fellow brand colleague and compatriot Pedro Acosta (+0.042) and the South African Darryn Binder on a Honda (+0.094). Kofler (+15.768) took his first World Championship point in 15th place. This was followed by Michael Ranseder from Upper Austria, who rode for the French team CIP-Greenpower (KTM RC250). He was the last Austrian to write 14th points in Moto2 in 2010.
The perfect start for Kofler
“It was the next step in my career now. I’m really happy that it worked out in the first race of the season, ”said an“ overjoyed ”Kofler. KTM (Red Bull Ajo) celebrated a double victory. Jaume Masia prevailed over his team-mate Pedro Acosta, a Moto3 rookie.
The British Sam Lowes won the Moto2 class. The Australian Remy Gardner (+2,260) came second. Third place went to Italian Fabio di Giannantonio (+5.228). Next weekend, the second race of the season will take place on the Doha circuit before the World Cup circus travels to Europe.
Qatar GP in Losail