(Reuters) - MotoGP great Valentino Rossi rolled back the years t... more(Reuters) - MotoGP great Valentino Rossi rolled back the years to win the Qatar season-opener for Yamaha on Sunday with Italian riders sweeping the podium places after a thrilling duel under the Losail floodlights.
Andrea Dovizioso, who had started on pole position while Rossi was only eighth, took second place just 0.174 seconds behind for Ducati with team mate Andrea Iannone finishing third.
Honda's double world champion Marc Marquez was fifth after being forced out at the first corner and having to fight back from last.
The win, at the grand old age of 36, was the 109th of Rossi's grand prix career and 83rd in the top category of motorcycling.
"I said this a lot of times, but for me this is one of the best," said Rossi, a nine-times world champion, after a race that saw the lead constantly change hands with the outcome uncertain right to the end.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Two motorcyclists were killed during a chari... moreSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Two motorcyclists were killed during a charity ride through Scottsdale yesterday.
Police are pinning the blame on the bikers, saying they ran a red light, but other participants in the ride say Scottsdale Police are to blame for not stopping traffic.
The couple was from New Mexico and here in town for the big event. They were part of roughly 1000 bikers riding from Mesa to Scottsdale, all in the name of charity. But after this tragedy, many bikers say they'll never participate again.
Scottsdale police say a married couple riding a motorcycle died after colliding with a car at Frank Lloyd Wright and Thunderbird Road.
Today, bikers are questioning why police didn't close off the intersection for riders.
It was Mike Jackson's 8th time participating in the torch ride when he says he came upon yesterday's deadly accident.
“I know that ride,” says Jackson. “Nobody should have been coming through the intersections. It would almost be like having a parade and the police saying well that one intersec... less
Police stop motorcyclists on the Appleby Straight during the Sun... morePolice stop motorcyclists on the Appleby Straight during the Sun City Poker Run on Saturday.
Drivers got a pre-lunch police alcohol check near Richmond, courtesy of a motorcycle gang poker run around the district.
The 60 bikers from various groups, including patched members of Hell's Angels and Prospects 81, gathered in the car park at the Abbey Bar and Grill on the Appleby Straight ahead of the mass departure at 12.15 on Saturday and police set up a checkpoint nearby.
They stopped bikers and motorists alike. There was also a police photographer on hand who appeared to be gathering images of every rider.
A Nelson Mail photographer was politely but firmly asked to stop taking pictures by someone wearing a Prospects 81 Auckland shirt. The "81" indicates the positions of "H" and "A" in the alphabet, with only admitted Hell's Angels members permitted to wear the full name patch.
As well as those involved in the alcohol checkpoint there were a number of police cars parked along the roads... less
AURORA, Colorado -- A 25-year-old Aurora man faces assault and a... moreAURORA, Colorado -- A 25-year-old Aurora man faces assault and attempted homicide charges after allegedly grabbing the steering wheel of the car he was riding as a passenger and jerking it to the right, hitting a motorcyclist who police say he was having a dispute with.
Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 4:50 p.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 225 near Iliff Avenue. Both a Honda CBR 600 motorcycle and a 2005 Chrysler Sebring had rolled several times and landed in the right shoulder of the highway, according to the Aurora Police Department.
Witnesses told police that the Chrysler and Honda were in lanes next to each other when, during a dispute, the Chrysler slammed into the Honda.
Police say the cause of the fight is unknown. Speed and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the crash.
The man driving the motorcycle was seriously injured, and taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown, and he has not been identified.
The woman driving the Chrysler, identified as 24-year-old Danie... less