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Losail 2004: Lorenzo wins closest-ever Grand Prix finish

Losail 2004: Lorenzo wins closest-ever Grand Prix finish

Losail 2004: Lorenzo wins closest-ever Grand Prix finish

The first-ever Grand Prix in Qatar saw the closest-ever finish in the history of the sport, with Jorge Lorenzo taking 125cc victory by less than a thousandth of a second from Andrea Dovizioso.

Lorenzo started from pole position and became involved in a four-way battle for victory which was reduced to three when Casey Stoner retired on the ninth lap. Alvaro Bautista took over at the front but then suffered a technical problem of his own in the closing stages and had to settle for third, leaving an historic head-to-head between Lorenzo and Dovizioso.

With Hector Barberá managing only twelfth and Roberto Locatelli back in twentieth, Dovizioso subsequently had the chance to secure the title with a third place finish at the next round.

Tags:
125cc, 2005, MARLBORO GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Jorge Lorenzo

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