Motorcycling-Vinales wins MotoGP season opener in Qatar, Mir falters on final lap

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Motorcycling-Vinales wins MotoGP season opener in Qatar, Mir falters on final lap

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales won the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday in an exhilarating race while defending world champion Joan Mir lost out on a podium on the final lap to Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia.

Mir, who started 10th on the grid, steadily made his way through the field but went wide on the final corner, allowing Pramac Racing’s Zarco and pole sitter Bagnaia of Ducati to beat him on the straight with their superior top speed.

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