MO Poll: Who Will Win The MotoGP Opener In Qatar?

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Let the racing begin!

mo poll who will win the motogp opener in qatar

After a time of much suffering, the clouds parted, the sun appeared, and millions gathered around the glow of their computer screens. Great joy spread throughout the land as the 2017 MotoGP season was finally at hand. Under the bright lights of the Losail race track in Doha, Qatar, we will collectively witness the modern gladiators climb aboard their machines and prepare to do battle at the limits of the laws of physics. Each of the pilots carries with him the hope of millions of fans. Now, it’s time to see with whom MOrons stand.

2017 MotoGP Season Preview

MotoGP 2017 Qatar Preview

Our ace MotoGP correspondent, Bruce Allen, has set the stage with his 2017 MotoGP Season Preview. Because of this, we expect Ducati, Honda, and Yamaha to be the primary manufacturers on the track. We’d like to imagine KTM’s new team and Aprilia’s updated bike could factor in the points table, but wins will surely have to wait.

Allen’s Qatar Preview asks the question that has been on every MotoGP fan’s lips. Namely, does Maverick Vinales have substance behind his take-no-prisoners pre-season performance or will his youth and exuberance cause some unforced errors? The rest of the Aliens are more than capable of sealing the deal on race day.

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  • Old MOron Old MOron on Mar 24, 2017

    Oh, it doesn't look good for our hero, folks.
    He *just* made it into QP2.
    Will he solve his front tire woes?
    Will he fight for a podium position on Sunday night?

    Alex Rins, who stated through his father that it was better to stay in Moto 2 than to ride with Tech 3, is looking rather unwise so far.

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    • Old MOron Old MOron on Mar 25, 2017

      Last year Brad and Pol were riding Yamahas that had been developed for Bridgestone tires. This year Johann and Jonas have bikes that were built with Michelins in mind. That may be helping them. And your right that the factory teams will get development help during the year. In any case, I hope they do well.

  • Old MOron Old MOron on Mar 26, 2017

    I so had my hopes up for Zarco. Darnit. There certainly was plenty of drama before and during the race. Bring on Brucey's review.