Francesco Bagnaia took victory in the Moto2 race at Qatar, taking his first win in the class.
The Italian, who has already secured a MotoGP contract for next year with Pramac Ducati, beat out fellow Italian Lorenzo Baldassarri to take the win. Baldassarri put in a brave performance, but couldn’t get past the Sky VR46 rider.
Alex Marquez was right in the mix, but a locked rear brake meant he slipped back from the leaders. The Spaniard and pole sitter would finish in third.
Mattia Pasini would finish fourth, whilst Miguel Oliveria was fifth, the first of the KTM riders. Teammate Brad Binder was sixth, whilst Marcel Schrotter was seventh.
Xavi Vierge crossed the line eighth with Luca Marini crossing the line ninth. Jorge Navarro was tenth whilst 2017 Moto3 world champion Joan Mir was eleventh.
It was a dissapointing race for Sam Lowes, with the former Aprilia MotoGP rider falling out of the race, in what has become a trend for the Brit.
Moto2 will return in two weeks time for the Argentina GP.