Jorge Lorenzo of the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team placed first at the opening race of the 2016 MotoGP season!


Jorge Lorenzo of the Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP team placed first at the opening race of the 2016 MotoGP season!

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The opening race was held at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit on March 20, 2016, where Movistar YAMAHA MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo stayed in first from start to finish.

Jorge Lorenzo

Lorenzo was off to a great start from pole position, staying in the lead during the first lap. Although he did surrender his position once during the race, he reclaimed it in the 9th lap. Lorenzo then continued to open the distance between him and the other riders, crossing the finishing line 2.019 s in front of the second-place racer.

Fellow teammate Valentino Rossi finished the race in fourth place.

Jorge Lorenzo on the winners podium

2016 MotoGP Calendar

RaceDateJorge Lorenzo Valentino Rossi
Rd. 1 Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar March 20th 1st 4th
Rd. 2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina April 3rd

Rd. 3 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas April 10th

Rd. 4 Gran Premio Red Bull de España April 24th

Rd. 5 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France May 8th

Rd. 6 Gran Premio d'Italia TIM May 22nd

Rd. 7 Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya June 5th

Rd. 8 Motul TT Assen June 26th

Rd. 9 GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland July 17th

Rd. 10 NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich August 14th

Rd. 11 HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky August 21st

Rd. 12 Octo British Grand Prix September 4th

Rd. 13 Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini September 11th

Rd. 14 Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón September 25th

Rd. 15 Motul Grand Prix of Japan October 16th

Rd. 16 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix October 23rd

Rd. 17 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix October 30th

Rd. 18 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana November 13th

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