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- Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) won his first GP race in Qatar. He is the fifth Italian rider to win in Moto2™, alongside Andrea Iannone, Roberto Rolfo, Michele Pirro and Lorenzo Baldassarri. With his tenth podium, Morbidelli is now second Italian rider behind Iannone with 19 podium finishes.
- Last year in Argentina, Morbidelli qualified in fifth on the grid. He fought for third before crashing with two laps remaining. He eventually crossed the line in 25th. He is aiming to take first Italian back-to-back Moto2™ victories. He has scored points at every race since crashing out of the German Grand Prix last year.
- Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) is the only rider on the current field who have won more than one race in Moto2™. His second place in Qatar was his 36th podium finish in Moto2, which is more than any other rider.
- Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) started from 19th on the grid in Argentina last year; he ended the fourth lap in sixth and eventually crossed the line in fifth.
- Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajjo) scored his best result so far in Moto2™ in Qatar, with a fourth place. This is the best ever result of a Portuguese rider in the intermediate class.
- Fabio Quartararo (Pons HP 40) finished seventh in Qatar and became the fifth French rider to score points in Moto2™. He also finished seventh in his first Moto3™ race in 2015 and finished on the podium the race after in Austin. He finished 6th in the Moto3™ race in Argentina two years ago and 13th last season.
- Luca Marini (Forward Racing Team) finished sixth in Qatar, equaling his best result so far in Moto2™. He finished 18th from 22nd on the grid last year in Argentina.
- Danny Kent (Kiefer Racing) qualified in eighth on the grid last year, his best Moto2™ qualifying result at that time, and crossed the line in 16th.
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