Fabio Quartararo, vainqueur du Grand Prix d’Allemagne devant Johann Zarco, s’échappe en tête du championnat

He led from start to finish, or almost. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), leader in the world ranking, perfectly led his machine to win, Sunday June 19, on the German Grand Prix. In the bends of the Sachsenring, the reigning world champion, from the first corner, overtook poleman Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) and then broke him. He beat, after thirty laps, his compatriot Johann Zarco (Pramac) for a French double. This is the second of the season after that achieved at the Portuguese Grand Prix, already in that order. Third place went to Jack Miller (Ducati).

In the general classification of the season, “El Diablo” takes off even further with this third victory of the season, the second in a row after its success in Catalonia. He is now 34 points ahead of Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), fourth today. Nice operation for the second of the day, Zarco, who climbs to third place in the world with 107 points.

A success built from the start of the race. After a great start, the driver in the suit and the red helmet passed Francesco Bagnaia from the first corner. Quartararo passed, Bagnaia tried to resist and the Italian let go. Meanwhile, Johann Zarco lost a place to Espargaro. An anomaly that the Frenchman quickly corrected with a very daring overtaking in the second lap.

Two small seconds in front, while Quartararo set his best lap in the third loop, the Yamaha rider put pressure on his rival of the day and the Italian Bagnaia cracked. At the yardstick of the fourth lap, in the first corner, the Ducati rider fell chasing from the back. Furious, he let slip the two Frenchmen at the top of the classification.

Subsequently, Zarco tried to adapt to the pace of the leader, around second, but eventually had to let Quartararo go to his third success of the season. “I am very happy, smiled the champion of the day at the microphone of MotoGP after communing with his public. We made a risky choice by putting a medium tire at the rear and it’s true that there was some rhythm during the race.” For his part, in the heat of Saxony, Zarco was eager to cross the finish line: “I tried to stay in contact with Fabio, but then I secured my second place because they were far behind. The end of the race was really a nightmare and I’m happy to be done.”

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