Monster Energy Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo makes history as the 2021 MotoGP Champion.
Frenchman, Fabio Quartararo, just missed the podium, finishing in fourth place of the Gran Premio Nolan del Made at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli in Italy e dell Emilia-Romagna. Quartararo’s position came after the race leader and fellow title contender, Pecco Bagnaia, crashed out of the race in turn 15 of lap 23 and also out of contention for the championship. With Bagnaia no longer in the race nor the chase for the title, Fabio Quartararo finished the race in fourth place, was denied the final podium position by Enea Bastianini and is crowned the 2021 MotoGP Champion with a total 267 points.
“To be honest, last year we fought to have the factory bike but with Covid and everything, the 2019 bike was better. But with the 2021 bike I felt much better, the feeling with the front is what has made me win this year, I think. The feeling I had. We know the power is something we have to work on, but the feeling on the braking to overtake – not this race but in general – has been much higher than 2019 and 2020. Yamaha has worked a lot, we still have a lot to improve for next year because we know that power is something important, but right now with the bike I was feeling like on, I’m enjoying riding. Also today I had a lot of struggles with the front but I still enjoyed it a lot, and that was the most important thing of the day.” – Fabio Quartararo.
Fabio Quartararo is the first Frenchman to be crowned Champion in MotoGP history. He is also the first rider since Jorge Lorenzo (2015) to win the title for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team.