Dovizioso finished runner-up in last year’s world championship. AFP / KARIM JAAFAR
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Italy's Andrea Dovizioso won a thrilling season-opening Qatar MotoGP Sunday, surviving a last lap challenge from world champion Marc Marquez. Dovizioso retook the lead on the final bend of the 22-lap night race to record a notable victory on a track where he had finished as runner-up for the past three years.Dovizioso, who finished runner-up in the world championship last year, first snatched the lead with five laps to go from longtime leader France's Johann Zarco, who started on pole.Marquez said he had tried to push Dovizioso "100 percent".
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