Vinales sets sights on another MotoGP win in Qatar

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2021 MotoGP Season

Doha Grand Prix

Round 2
Losail International Circuit
Lusail, Qatar
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Maverick Vinales will be keen to make it two wins in a row when he competes in the Doha Grand Prix on April 4. 
The Spaniard won the first race of the 2021 season which was the Qatar Grand Prix on March 28. 
Yamaha's Vinales is among the riders, who are expected to challenge for this season's MotoGP riders' championship.
The 26-year-old rider also won the 2017 Qatar Grand Prix and he will be targeting his third win in Qatar when he takes part in the Doha Grand Prix. 
Johann Zarco of Ducati
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Vinales was followed by the Ducati duo of Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia, who finished second and third respectively at the Qatar Grand Prix.
Therefore, Vinales is sitting at the top of the 2021 riders' standings after his impressive win at the Losail International Circuit.
While Zarco and Bagnaia are placed second and third with respectively heading into the Doha Grand Prix.
Vinales, who is a former Moto3 World Champion taking the title in 2013, will be determined to maintain his lead at the top by winning this weekend's race. 
Valentino Rossi of Yamaha
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The Figueres-born rider feels that he needs to improve and he is looking forward to another race that will take place at the Losail International Circuit.
"It is a good sign, a really good sign for us because it means we improve that condition where we struggled a lot," Vinales said. 
"For the next race I have some ideas where to improve because at some points I was sliding with the rear on the entry of the corner so we need to improve that area."
Yamaha are placed at the top of Manufacturers' Championship standings and they are followed by Ducati and Suzuki respectively.

2021 Qatar Grand Prix results

Winner: Maverick Vinales - Yamaha
Runner-Up: Johann Zarco - Ducati
Third-Place: Francesco Bagnaia - Ducati


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Published: 04/01/2021