The first Grand Prix of the 2017 MotoGP season was full of twists and gave emotions to Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding conquered a precious seventh while Danilo Petrucci had to surrender to a technical problem with five laps to go following a great comeback
The evening of Losail has been characterized by the rain that forced the Race Direction to delay the start twice. The race then started and fortunately was run regularly in dry conditions. Scott Redding powered away a great start but had to immediately slow down to avoid the impact with Zarco who has passed him with a very aggressive move. Scott remained focused and on lap nine he managed to overcome Miller earning seventh place.
Danilo Petrucci’s race ended five laps to go due to a technical problem. Following a not particular brillant start, Petrux had been the protagonist of a great comeback from the sixteenth position. After overtaking Lorenzo to move into ninth, his bike has stopped forcing him to retire.