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Quartararo (Yahama) wins his second Grand Prix followed by MotoGP in Portugal

The Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won his second consecutive grand prix this season alone, winning this Sunday in the Portuguese test, in Portimao, also taking first place in the general of the MotoGP World Championship, after three races disputed.

Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) and Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki) completed the podium.

The other Frenchman, Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), former leader of the Drivers’ World Championship, fell on the twentieth lap, when he was aiming for the podium after having led the start of the race.

On his return after a nine-month absence due to injury, Spaniard Marc Márquez (Honda) finished in seventh position.

Despite a difficult start, as is usual for the Frenchman, from pole position, Quartararo did not abdicate, to go up and take command on the ninth lap, of the 25 that made up the race.

The Frenchman gradually increased the advantage to prevail with 4 seconds and 809 thousandths of advantage over the second, also taking advantage of the fall of his most threatening rival, the Spanish Alex Rins (Suzuki), on the nineteenth lap.

Italian Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha-SRT) and South African Brad Binder (KTM) completed the Top 5.

The Spanish Maverick Viñales (Yamaha), winner of the first round of the season in Qatar, could only be eleventh after a bad start.

In difficulties since the beginning of the year and his arrival at Yamaha-SRT, from the factory team of the Japanese brand, the Italian Valentino Rossi also fell.

Spanish Jorge Martín (Ducati-Pramac), injured in his right hand and ankle after an accident on Saturday, was injured and will be operated on in Barcelona in the coming days.

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