Third victory of the season for Fabio Quartararo, this Sunday on the Mugello circuit. The French driver consolidated his position as leader in the drivers’ classification at the end of the Italian Grand Prix marked by the death of Jason Dupasquier, a few hours before the start.
At the end of a score mastered from start to finish, Fabio Quartararo immediately pointed his fingers skyward. The Frenchman celebrated his sixth MotoGP victory at the Italian Grand Prix with a thought for Jason Dupasquier. The death of the 19-year-old Swiss rider was announced less than two hours before the race after a big crash in Moto3 on Saturday.
Quartararo: “At every turn, I thought of Jason”
“At each lap, I thought of Jason,” Quartararo said at the microphone of Canal +. This race is for him and for all his family. ” The joy of the Yamaha rider is not up to his performance of the day, because the important thing was elsewhere for many. After the race, Johan Mir, third, said it was “difficult to put the helmet on your head”.
However, the leader of the drivers’ classification tamed all the competition from the start. Having started on pole, once Bagnaia, who fell, and Zarco had been removed, “El Diablo” flew away. A strong start, “heading for the second”, such was Quartararo’s strategy this Sunday. Johann Zarco was only able to follow a few laps.
Zarco is doing well, Quartararo is in the lead
The other French competitor will then not be able to hold on to Oliveira (2nd), author of a fantastic comeback (7th on the grid), nor the Suzuki of Mir and Rins. Whose fall in the final allowed Zarco to recover fourth place in the race and second overall, two units ahead of the unfortunate Bagnaia.
Bad for good for Zarco, when he thought his bike “was going to be screwed up for the race” after a collision with Bastianini… before the start. At the top of the drivers’ standings, Quartararo prances with 24 points ahead of his compatriot a week before the seventh Grand Prix of the season in Barcelona.