Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won the Italian Grand Prix this Sunday at Mugello, thus signing his third victory of the season, ahead of Joan Mir and Miguel Oliveira. The French pilot took advantage of the fall of Francesco Bagniaia to escape. He is more than ever at the head of the world championship.
What a performance by Fabio Quartararo! Used to pole positions but not necessarily to victories, the French driver magnificently won the Italian Grand Prix, on the Mugello circuit, this Sunday! The 22-year-old from Nice, touched by the death of his French-speaking friend Jason Dupasquier to whom he paid tribute by waving a Swiss flag at the finish, signed his third victory of the season, the sixth of his career, at the end of ‘a very well mastered race. Starting from pole for the fourth race in a row, Quartararo was overtaken by Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), his championship rival, from the first corner but remained very close to him. So much so that by being under pressure from the French, the Italian cracked in the second round and fell!
Nice battle between Quartararo and Zarco
Quartararo then regained the lead, just ahead of his compatriot Johann Zarco. The two Frenchmen then fought a magnificent battle for a few laps, the Yamaha rider taking the advantage on the rotating parts and the Ducati rider, faster by 10km / h, in the straights. But over the laps, Quartararo got more and more ahead and found himself alone in front, conditions that he loves. He finally won with two and a half seconds ahead of Miguel Oliveira, who got off to a good start from seventh to third place in a few meters, and three seconds over world champion Joan Mir. And Zarco in all of this? The French rider couldn’t resist Oliveira and Mir, who attacked him with eight laps to go. In total, five drivers could not finish this Grand Prix, including Marc Marquez, victim of a fall in the second lap and who is struggling to come back to his level.
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