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Maverick Vinales wins Qatar Grand Prix

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By Euronews
Maverick Vinales wins Qatar Grand Prix

<p>Maverick Vinales won the season-opener Qatar Grand Prix ahead of Andrea Dovitsiozo and Valentino Rossi.</p> <p>The race marked by rain delays and crashes, notably rookie rider Johann Zarco, from France, who crashed out in lap seven after leading the race</p> <p>Vinales started on pole but fell back to fifth place. </p> <p>The Spaniard eventually pulled himself back into contention. First by passing Mark Marquez </p> <p>He went head to head with Ducati’s Dovitsiozo and it was the Movistar rider who emerged winner in their duel in the desert.</p> <p>Rossi who was unable to challenge for the top spots on the podium, finished third</p>