A victory all in authority to assert its domination on the MotoGP world championship. Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) clinched his fifth victory of the season at the British Grand Prix on Sunday 29 August at the Silverstone circuit. It allows him to increase his lead in the world championship to 65 points.
A serene Grand Prix
Starting third on the starting grid, Fabio Quartararo has mastered this twelfth round of the championship. He got off to a good start before taking the lead in the fifth lap (out of twenty). “El Diablo” then widened his lead over his pursuers to ensure, in a completely serene way, an eighth success in the premier class.
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The Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki), second at 2 s 663, signs his first podium of the season. His compatriot Aleix Espargaro, third at 4:10, gave Aprilia his first podium since returning to the category in 2015.
Fabio Quartararo also benefits from the poor performance of his rivals. His new runner-up in the championship, Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki), finished ninth. The second Frenchman, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), took eleventh place, but climbs again on the podium of the world championship. On the heels of Fabio Quartararo before this weekend, the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) made the bad operation of the day: fourteenth, he descends to fourth place in the general classification while there are six or seven Grand Prix left depending on what the Covid-19 pandemic will allow.
The future Italian retiree Valentino Rossi (Yamaha-SRT) finished in a disappointing eighteenth place, while he was eighth on the starting grid. Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda) retired after a crash in the first lap.
Quartararo never victorious at the Grand Prix of Aragon
The next round, the Grand Prix of Aragon in Spain, is scheduled for September 12. A circuit on which Fabio Quartararo has never done better than fifth, in 2019. His competitors will have to try to make him doubt in order to hope to snatch him the title of world champion, which is already stretching out his hands to him.