First round of World Motocross championship, which for the fourth consecutive time, started from Qatar where the artificial lights of Losail circuit have illuminated the start of the 2016 season. In the MX2 was expected the return of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who, riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET and after the struggles had during 2015 was still presented as the man to beat. The Dutchman, in perfect shape after the injuries, won both motos and got the red plate of the overall. Third place for his teammate Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) author of two great performance ended both motos in third place. In the premier class, the MXGP, no prediction was possible, 'cause the large number of claimants to victory. Among them, the defending champion Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who brought in the race his YZF 450 equipped with the control unit GP1 Evo ECU and the data acquisition system M40. His teammate, Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who was also in the race with the Yamaha YZF 450 with GP1 Evo ECU and the M40 data acquisition system ranked fourth in the overall of the day. Behind him, Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The Sicilian champion arrived in Qatar, riding his KTM SXF 450 supported by Athena-GET, for the his first race of the season and not in great physical condition, after the injury suffered in Sardinia during the winter training. Tony has always proved to be one of the fastest drivers on the track and signed great lap times in both races ended in sixth and fourth. Seventh overall, at the end of the day, his team-mate, Glenn Coldenhoff (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

The Motocross World Championship moves to Thailand where, on Suphan Buri track, next Sunday will be held the second round of eighteen scheduled.