We cannot say that he had not warned. Before the start of the European Grand Prix this Sunday in Valencia (Spain), Fabio Quartararo had unveiled his strategy openly on social networks. “Go to war” and therefore take all the risks. Launched in 11th place after sluggish qualifying, his plan took a little less than a lap.
Having gone at fault in turn 8, the 21-year-old Frenchman tried to catch up with the pack throughout the race. In vain. At the finish line, he only had to settle for 14th place. Five months after his first victory in the premier class in Jerez (Spain), the Yamaha rider has scored just two small points and his chances of winning the final rider classification are diminishing.
Especially since its competitors, they did not skimp. At home, Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki) edged his compatriot and teammate Alex Rins to win his first MotoGP Grand Prix. Mir is 37 points ahead of Quartararo, who now shares second place in the standings with Rins, with only two races remaining, next week on the same circuit and on November 22 in Portugal. Starting in fourth position, the other Frenchman Johann Zarco finally finished in 9th place.
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