1. Jorge Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha

Jorge Lorenzo’s our choice to take the top spot under the lights this Saturday night. He topped the preseason testing timesheets at Phillip Island and enters 2014 in nearly perfect physical condition. He’s won the last two openers at Losail and, prior to that, placed 2nd three times and third once, matching Rossi’s six total podiums. Still stinging from last year’s narrow, four-point championship defeat to Marquez, we look to Lorenzo be as smart and fierce as ever in regaining the MotoGP title this year. Look for Lorenzo on the top step of the box at the conclusion of round 1 at the Losail Circuit in Qatar.