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Top 10 moments of MotoGP 2018

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149   //    09 Mar 2019, 00:04 IST

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Sports are always exciting. The excitement gets even bigger when the sport is MotoGP. Fast moving bikes, dangerous maneuvers, overtakes, crashes and cut-throat competition within riders make this motorcycle event more thrilling and nerve-wracking than any other sport in this world.

MotoGP is the premier motorcycle race, and its event unfolds every year with 18-19 races around the world. Though the rules stay more or less same every year, it is the novelty and thrill in every race that makes it more exciting every year.

The Season 2019 is about to start soon at Losail Circuit in Qatar and is expected to unwind the enormous excitement that it brings along. But before we head into the new season full of action, let's take a look back at the high moments from the previous season.


#1 Dovizioso winning the opening race

Andrea Dovizioso had defeated Marquez in the opening round in Qatar
Andrea Dovizioso had defeated Marquez in the opening round in Qatar

Perhaps since Casey Stoner, no one has tuned better with Ducati Desmosedici than Andrea Dovizioso. The Italian rider had a splendid 2017 season, finishing second behind Marc Marquez. He took forward his form in 2018 season and won the closely-contested battle with Marc Marquez at Losail, Qatar.

It was a thrilling race with Valentino Rossi rounding the top 3 on the podium. Andrea Dovizioso finished second in the championship standings.


#2 Crutchlow winning the bizarre Argentina GP

Cal Crutchlow after winning Argentina GP
Cal Crutchlow after winning Argentina GP

Last year's Argentina GP may go down as the most bizarre race in MotoGP history. Prevalent wet conditions and intermittent showers of rain caused riders confusion of the tire selection. Except for Jack Miller, who had secured first pole position of his career, every rider was pushed 12 spots back on the grid due to last moment tire change.

However, amidst widespread confusion, LCR rider Cal Crutchlow managed to seal the top spot in the race. Moreover, Suzuki's Alex Rins secured his maiden podium finish.

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