Maverick Vinales rode home to take pole position for tomorrow’s Qatar GP at the Losail Circuit.

Despite many doubting the Yamaha, the Spaniard was able to put in a great performance to put his M1 machine on pole for the opening race of the season.

Behind him will be Andrea Dovizioso and Marc Marquez, with the pair putting in solid rides to join Vinales on the front row for tomorrow’s race.

Vinales’ teammate Valentino Rossi was way down the order, with the Italian down in fourteenth on the grid for the race.

Jorge Lorenzo also struggled, with the Spaniard crashing in Q1 and not making it through to Q2 on his Honda debut.

Other impressive performances came from the Petronas Yamaha pair of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli, who will start from fifth and eighth place tomorrow.

Here are five things we learned in Qatar after an intriguing qualifying session in the Middle East.