MotoGP: Stoner Falls, Rossi Triumphs
Pole sitter Casey Stoner fails in bid to win 4 races on the trot in Qatar. Rossi inherits lead but had to fend off Andrea Davioso and the Honda top speed to win the round 1 of the MotoGP Championship.
Jorge Lorenzo surged past Davioso to finish 2nd, while a resurgent Nicky Hayden finished just of the podium behind Davioso.
WSBK Champion Ben Spies recovered from a bad qualifying to finish 5th on his proper MotoGP debut