This website uses cookies for analytics and personalised content. View our Privacy Policy for more information on cookies.
Skip to main content
Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Fabio Quartararo

  • Team Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™
  • Bike Yamaha
  • Nation France
  • Date of birth 20/04/1999
  • Place of birth Nice, France
  • Debut Qatar, 2019 (Yamaha)
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.