Scott Jones Kicks Off Qatar 2012: Race Day!

Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Stoner at the start of the race. The best thing about Qatar was that they got these close again at the end of the race too

Moon over Marquez

Scott Redding did not reap the rewards of an outstanding preseason at Qatar

Cal Crutchlow's race-long battle with his Tech 3 teammate Andrea Dovizioso would be one of the highlights at Qatar

The harsh spotlights of Qatar illuminated the first fractures between Valentino Rossi and Ducati

Big things are expected of Maverick Vinales. At Qatar, he lived up to expectations

Moto2 once again proved it was the new axe murderers class

One happy Spaniard

#5. Romano Fenati. Remember the name, you're going to be hearing it a lot

Stefan Bradl, Cal Crutchlow and Nicky Hayden all impressed in the desert

Beaten in the final corner, but Andrea Iannone showed he is a genuine championship contender

Spain's next big thing. He showed why at Qatar

Stoner, leading, with front wheel off the ground usually means the race is over. Turned out it wasn't

Marquez, Iannone, Espargaro would be the Moto2 podium. But it was impossible to call until the very last corner

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