With all eyes on a closer-than-ever championship battle, the Qatar Grand Prix delivered the mistakes, drama, and an outside wildcard inserting themselves into the fight we hoped it would. But performed best? Simon Patterson ranks all 22 riders
The Qatar Grand Prix weekend was filled with excitement and drama, as the championship battle intensified between Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin. Bagnaia took advantage of Martin’s tire problems on Sunday, securing maximum points and a clear victory. However, it was Fabio di Gianantonio who stole the show, winning his first MotoGP race and adding a significant achievement to his racing career. Luca Marini also impressed with pole position and a double podium finish, further solidifying his skills as a rider. Fabio Quartararo continued to exceed expectations on the difficult Yamaha, showcasing his talent and improving the overall performance of the bike. While Bagnaia ultimately had a strong weekend, his reckless move on Di Giannantonio could have had serious consequences. Martin’s weekend was hindered by a bad tire in the main race, affecting his performance and possibly putting his championship hopes in jeopardy.