October 22, 2020

Quartararo regains the lead by winning the Catalunya GP


Quartararo celebrating the victory.
Reuters

The French pilot Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) achieved this Sunday the victory in the race of MotoGP of the Catalan Grand Prix, on a podium where the Spanish have accompanied him Joan Mir (Suzuki) and Àlex Rins Àlex Rins(Suzuki), and has risen to the leadership of the World Championship, after the previous leader, the Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati), went to the ground on the first lap.

With his third win of the year riding the Yamaha satellite, ‘El Diablo’ has recovered the first place of the general, with eight rental points on Mir and 18 on Maverick Viñales, which could only be ninth at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after a bad start.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard Joan Mir climbed to the podium for the third time in a row and led the Suzuki double, after Rins rallied from thirteenth to third place.

Everything was blown up in the first lap in Montmeló. As Morbidelli defended his Saturday pole position ahead of Miller and Valentino rossi and Quartararo fell to fourth place, the French Johann Zarco (Ducati) crashed into turn 2 and beat World Championship leader Italian Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati). With ‘Dovi’ out of the race, the first place in the general classification was at stake.

However, to Maverick Viñales (Yamaha), who started the appointment at a point from the transalpine in the championship, things did not go too well at the start, passing from fifth to sixteenth on the first turn. On the other hand, Quartararo, tied with Roses in the World Cup, did take advantage of the opportunity and put himself first against Rossi.

‘Il Dottore’, on the other hand, no longer had a chance to regain the position of privilege, since with eight laps to go he suffered a fall that made him abandon, leaving Morbidelli already Mir on the provisional podium of the appointment.

The Balearic did not take long to account for the Italian, and, with only two laps ahead, Rins did the same to finish the double for Spain and Suzuki in the queen category.

As for the rest of Spaniards, Viñales was ninth, Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) finished twelfth, along ahead of Àlex Márquez (Repsol Honda), Iker Lecuona (KTM) and Tito Rabat (Ducati), thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth, respectively. For its part, Pol Espargaró (KTM) fell and failed to finish.

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