the suspense remains for the title between Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia… Follow the Qatar Grand Prix

The penultimate round of the MotoGP season promises to be very tight on Sunday in Doha, between riders Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia, who are separated by seven points at the top of the standings.

France Télévisions – Sports Editorial


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Spanish driver Jorge Martin during free qualifying on November 18, 2023 in Doha, Qatar.  (KARIM JAAFAR / AFP)

There are only two races left in this MotoGP world championship, but the winner will not be crowned in Qatar. While he was 14 points behind Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) at the start of this weekend, Jorge Martin (Ducati-Pramac) made up half of his outlay by winning the sprint race on Saturday. Here are now the two Ducati riders separated by seven small points. Which means that the gap is too thin to see one of the two be crowned on Sunday November 19, in Doha, and that the final Grand Prix in Valencia will award the title at the end of the home straight, on November 26.

But both drivers still have a lot to play for in order to arrive in the best possible position in Spain. On the starting grid in Doha, the Spaniard will start in 5th position, just behind the Italian. Six Ducati motorcycles will be lined up in front, starting with Luca Marini (Ducati-VR46) in pole position for the second time in his career. French pilot Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) had a good performance in qualifying and will start from sixth position, while Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) failed to reach Q2 and will start 13th. Follow the live commentary.

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