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MB 2022 Event Lockup COLOUR Moto GP Stacked 14-16 October

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Fabio Quartararo

  • Team Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™
  • Nation France
  • Date of birth 20/04/1999
  • Place of birth Nice, France
Exactly 30 seconds – that's how long Fabio Quartararo has raced in the premier class at Phillip Island, the standout French rookie getting taken out by Danilo Petrucci at Turn 2 on the first lap in 2019. Since then? It’s hard to imagine a rider whose fortunes, status and reputation has changed more.
Fabio Quartararo
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 1
Best Qualifying: 2nd (2019)
Best Race Result: DNF
Podiums: 0

Marc Marquez's enforced absence in 2020 opened the championship door for Quartararo to walk through, but the Frenchman stumbled with the summit in sight. Fast-forward 12 months and with Marquez either injured or compromised when he did race, Quartararo got his head right and his name atop the standings early, securing a much-deserved title at Misano to become the first rider from his country to annex the top prize.

Electrifying in qualifying and metronomic in races, Quartararo has – in a circuitous way – delivered on the promise his stellar junior career suggested. Now comes the hard part: sustaining it.

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