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Sport Quartararo gives Monster Yamaha a Qatar double as rookie Martin holds on to podium place

22:25  04 april  2021
22:25  04 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

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 "El Diablo" Fabio Quartararo tries to summarize what he feels when he moves with a more than 250 hp MotoGP bike successfully on time attack Fabio Quartararo knows the feeling of driving a pole round with a MotoGP bike. In the two seasons who have spent the young Frenchman so far in the royal class of the motorcycle World Cup, he succeeded at the Yamaha M1 of the Petronas team ten Pole position. In the weekend in Qatar MotoGP Season 2021, Quartararo occurs for the Yamaha work team.

Fabio Quartararo claimed his first MotoGP race win since Catalonia last year as Monster Yamaha secured a second successive Grand Prix triumph in Qatar.

a person holding a sign: Fabio Quartararo sealed his first win of the season in Doha © Getty Images Fabio Quartararo sealed his first win of the season in Doha

Quartararo has been open about his struggles with the pressure of mounting a championship bid in 2020 but, having worked closely with a psychologist in recent months, will be hoping his win in Doha is the start of something special.

It was already a momentous occasion for rookie Jorge Martin, who secured pole in just his second outing in qualifying for a premier-class event, and the Spaniard held firm at the front for much of the race.

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With his Pramac Racing team-mate Johann Zarco for company at the front, Martin looked in good shape but there was always a sense some of the big hitters from further down the field were just biding their time.

Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was the first to make his move but ultimately lost out in his tussle with Zarco, while reigning champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) engaged in some risky jostling as they looked to get themselves in position for a late surge.

The pair touched a couple of times, including a particularly hefty bump on lap 13 that saw them exchange gestures, though both stayed up.

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Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) also looked a threat for a while but misjudged the first turn at the start of lap 17 and lost four places.

It was around this time that Quartararo, who started fifth, began to make his move as he looked to match his Monster Yamaha colleague Maverick Vinales' win last time out.

It did not take him long to get around Zarco and by the end of the 18th lap he had passed Martin, who quickly responded only to be overtaken once again by the persistent Quartararo.

Martin kept the pressure on but Quartararo never looked unduly worried in the final stages, while Zarco finally managed to pass his rookie team-mate to finish second and seal successive podium finishes.

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1. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha)

2. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) +1.457

3. Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) +1.500

4. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) +2.088

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5. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) +2.110

6. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) +2.642

7. Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) +4.868

8. Brad Binder (KTM) +4.979

9. Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) +5.365

10. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) +5.382

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Riders

1. Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) 40

2. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha) 36

3. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) 36

4. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) 26

5. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) 23

Teams

1. Monster Energy Yamaha 72

2. Pramac Racing 57

3. Suzuki Ecstar 45

4. Ducati Lenovo Team 40

5. Repsol Honda 18

What's next?

The MotoGP convoy heads to Portimao next for the Portuguese Grand Prix on April 18.

Quartararo buoyed by Doha victory .
He won three times last season, but Fabio Quartararo said his success in Doha on Sunday gave him the most confidence.Quartararo topped the podium three times last year and gave Monster Yamaha a second successive win in Qatar on Sunday.

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