Podium for Cal Crutchlow!
He opened the race with a stunning third place at Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
This result is more remarkable by the fact it was his first race back after the injury in Australia last October.
He battled hard for victory throughout the epic 22-lap race, and having retaken third place from rival Alex Rins on the final lap, held out to finish just three-tenths behind the eventual winner Andrea Dovizioso, marking an unbelievable comeback ride.
Cal said: “My LCR Honda Castrol Team did a great job. We worked hard this weekend because the tests were a bit of a waste of time for me and if you had asked me after warm-up if I’d finish on the podium I would have laughed!”
“I played my cards in the race, I felt good and once we started the race myself and Marc Marquez had similar tactics saving the rear tyre and managing things a little bit more.”
What will happen during the next race in Argentina at the end of March?