Fast Fabio Quartararo kicked off his 2020 season in style after taking his first-ever MotoGP race win, and place PETRONAS Yamaha SRT at the top of the teams’ standings.
Pole-man, Quartararo made a good start but lost places going into the opening corners of the first MotoGP race of the year.
The Frenchman soon recovered and started to make his way towards the front of the race, where he battled fellow Yamaha YZR-M1 rider Maverick Viñales for the lead. It didn’t take Quartararo long to make his way past and start to pull out a gap. Fabio made no mistakes from then until the chequered flag came out to proclaim him a MotoGP race winner. The 2019 Rookie of the Year will now go into the next race of the year, which is also to be held at the 4.4km long Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, as points leader and confident of another good result.
It was also a good day for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT as Fabio’s team-mate Franco Morbidelli crossed the line in fifth, equalling his best ever MotoGP result.
Fabio and Franco will not have to wait long before they are back out on track again, with the first practice sessions of the Gran Premio de Andalucía only days away (24-26 July).