Here is the starting grid for today’s Qatar MotoGP after the six-place grid penalty to Aleix Espargaro.
Aleix Espargaro qualified in 10th place, but he received a six-place grid penalty for slapping Franco Morbidelli’s helmet during Saturday practice. In the sprint race in Qatar, Jorge Martin emerged as the winner, which has resulted in Francesco Bagnaia holding just a seven-point lead in the championship standings before the penultimate grand prix. Of particular interest are the two Gresini Ducatis leading the race, as a reminder that Marc Marquez will be riding one of these bikes next season. Additionally, Luca Marini, who is set to join Repsol Honda, secured pole position.