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Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Factory Racing
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Why MotoGP’s top gun looks more dangerous at the Doha GP

Lightning hasn't struck twice for Maverick Vinales since 2017 and his wayward form of recent years makes predicting how he'll fare each MotoGP race weekend tricky. But fresh from his Qatar GP win, Vinales looks like an even more dangerous prospect for the Doha GP following an intriguing Friday practice

MotoGP remains in Qatar for a second week for the inaugural Doha Grand Prix due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been shut to fans this time around due to the virus in an all too familiar turn of deja vu.

As much as we want things to be different to 2020, it’s still not the reality unfortunately. But what has definitely been strange about MotoGP’s time in Qatar is the fact that Maverick Vinales came into the opening round looking like one of the favourites, having talked up the 2021 Yamaha in pre-season, and actually delivered on all of that in emphatic fashion last Sunday.

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