MotoGP: Fabio Quatararo Is The Seventh Consecutive Race Winner At The British Round Of The MotoGP.

Published on August 30, 2021
By Dawn Hammersley

Yamaha’s Fabio Quatararo Dealt a Master Class At The Monster Energy British MotoGP At The Northampton Circuit Of Silverstone.

The MotoGP paddock arrived at the Northamptonshire Circuit of Silverstone for the very anticipated British Round of the MotoGP World Championship. It was a sell out event as thousands of British MotoGP fans gathered to see their hero Valentio Rossi race for the final time at the Silverstone Circuit.

Fabio Quatararo delivered a flawless performance for the British crowd, winning his fifth race win of the 2021 season, Fabio had been strong in all the weekend proceedings, he lined-up on the grid in third position for the race. The British weather was slightly cool but with no threat of rain.

As the lights went out Fabio got into second place, Pole man Pol Esparagaro kept hold of first position. At Stowe Fabio slipped back to fourth position, just behind Aleix Espargaro. Marc Marquez made an over zealous move on Jorge Martin at Vale Chicane, that was Marquez’s race over! Martin managed to remount but retired to the pits, two of the 2021 race winners were now out of contention for the Silverstone race win.

At the end of Lap one it was Pol Esparagaro leading from his brother Aleix in second and Ducati man Pecco Bagnaia in third place. Joan Mir was in sixth place setting the pace, putting in a fastest lap of 2:00.647. Fabio was up-to second place by lap three, Aleix and Bagnaia were for fighting for third position.

Fabio took charge of the race at Farm Curve and took the lead from Pol, a lap later Aleix took second place from Pol at The Vale Chicane, the Aprillia machinery looked so stable through the flowing corners of the Silverstone Circuit. British hopeful Jake Dixon had a moment during the early laps and was down in last place, Valentino Rossi was in ninth place after completing six laps.

Alex Rins got up into third place with 12 laps to go, there was a two-way battle for six place between team-mates Bagnaia and Jack miller, Jack got the better of Bagnaia at Brooklands and claimed the sixth place position in the race. Pramac’s Zarco was having a quiet ride down 12th place, Rossi was slipping down the order each lap due to rear tyre issues.

By 11 laps into the race Rins took second place away from Aleix, Fabio was 3.450s ahead of the Suzuki man Rins. Miller was on the march in fifth place catching the leading quartet, Pol Espaargaro made a mistake at Stowe handing fourth place to the Australian Miller.

On the final lap miller and Aleix were dicing for the final podium place, miller slid his Ducati machinery up the inside of the Aprillia but Aleix fought straight back and claimed Aprilli’s first ever MotoGP podium, what an outstanding ride for the Spaniard. Fabio stormed to his fifth victory of the 2021 Season, Rins claimed his first podium of the 2021 season in second place.

Fabio Quatararo – Monster Energy Yamaha

“I have no words. Honestly it was one of the best races I ever did, the pace was so fast,” Quartararo said as the celebrations died down.
“It was so great, first of all to see all the crowd, was a pleasure to share these moments with them. I nearly crashed going into the grass, one moment, but the most important thing is that we have a victory, and we take I think a lot of points. 65 points. It feels great.”

Fabio now leads the championship by 65 points from Joan Mir as we head to Aragon on 10/11/12 September for Round 13 of the MotoGP World Championship.

Featured Images: Michael Hallam Photography.


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