BFabio Di Giannantonio followed Francesco Bagnaia’s tire tracks for much of the Qatar Grand Prix. Though Di Giannantonio tracked down the reigning MotoGP champion with four laps to go to secure the win.
While attempting to take over the lead again, Bagnaia went off track, costing the championship leader valuable time.
Despite settling for second, Bagnaia extended his points gap to 21 markers with title rival Jorge Martin finishing a season-worst result of 10th.
Team VR46’s Luca Marini rounded out the podium.
Maverick Vinales finished fourth with Brad Binder slotting in fifth.