Qatar MotoGP Set to Conclude the Season, Sparking Anticipation for Bagnaia vs. Martin Showdown for the Trophy

Published 11/17/2023, 6:42 PM EST

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The Qatar Airways MotoGP is all set to witness history. Starting December 17, fans will be on the edge of their seats as Jorge Martin and Francesco Pecco Bagnaia will be fighting it out for the ultimate gold. Speaking about their form this year, both are in sublime touch. While Bagnaia has done justice to his reigning champion title by staying at the top with 412 points, Martin does not lag far behind. With an impressive 398 points, the competition is almost neck to neck. 

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As fans wait with bated breath, let us do a quick round-up of who has the chance of lifting the coveted trophy this year. Will it be Bagnaia again? Or will Martin come from behind to make history? 

Motorsports lovers on the edge as mouth-watering Bagnaia v Martin awaits

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Going by the red-hot form both the riders are in, fans are quite confused as to who holds the advantage in Qatar. In a surprising coincidence, both the riders failed to clinch a victory in the recently concluded Malaysian MotoGP. Instead, it was Enea Bastianini, Bagnaia’s teammate, who took the victory. This performance was a setback for both Bagnaia and Martin. More so for Bagnaia, as he confessed that the slim lead of fourteen points at the top was not enough to see off Martin. 

For Bagnaia to secure victory, Saturday’s race will be very much crucial. He must aim to bag at least 12 more points to have a significant advantage over Martin. The 26-year-old also has the chance to put an end to the rivalry on Sunday if he can grab all the 25 points that will be on offer. However, if Martin manages to keep his cool and grab some important points, then the party will move to Valencia for the showdown. 

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All in all, the tensions were high for the race and fans made sure their opinions were heard. 

MotoGP fans divided as they predict the winner before Qatar race

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Netizens shared their thoughts on who would reign supreme as the Qatar MotoGP has reached its final moments. Thrill-seekers can’t wait to witness the jaw-dropping race. The comment section of the post made by MotoGP received more than 47k likes and the comment section was filled with enthusiastic reactions.

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One of the users commented, “Only one Ducati can become champion and that is Pecco”, supporting Bagnaia. Another user showing his support towards Martin wrote, “🎉🥳💜TEAM Martinator🎉🥳💜”. “#TeamPecco c’mon pecco you can do it! 🔥”, mentioned a fan in the comment section of the post.

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Another fan hoping for Bagnaia’s win commented, “Hope Pecco Win in Qatar in this week”. One of them wrote, “You only have to stay focused on #qatargp. Let’s clinch more advantage on Jorge beating him both in Sprint and Race”. The mouth-watering clash is sure to raise the temperatures high not only in Qatar but also across the entire Moto GP world. So who are you rooting for? Team Pecco or Team Martin? Comment and let us know below. 

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Disita Sikdar

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Disita Sikdar is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed her bachelor's degree in English from Bhawanipur Education Society College affiliated under the University of Calcutta, she will soon be stepping towards pursuing her masters in English. She has experience working as a content creator and social media manager previously.
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