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

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

Race Date Lorenzo Rossi
Round 1 Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar March 20th 1st 4th
Round 2 Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina April 3rd    
Round 3 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas April 10th    
Round 4 Gran Premio Red Bull de España April 24th    
Round 5 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France May 8th    
Round 6 Gran Premio d'Italia TIM May 22nd    
Round 7 Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya June 5th    
Round 8 Motul TT Assen June 26th    
Round 9 GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland July 17th    
Round 10 NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich August 14th    
Round 11 HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky August 21st    
Round 12 Octo British Grand Prix September 4th    
Round 13 Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini September 11th    
Round 14 Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón September 25th    
Round 15 Motul Grand Prix of Japan October 16th    
Round 16 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix October 23rd    
Round 17 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix October 30th    
Round 18 Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana November 13th    

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