Quartararo wins in Catalonia, Spaniard Espargaro off the podium after an incredible dump

Intractable Fabio Quartararo. The French rider (Yamaha) won his second Grand Prix of the season on Sunday in Catalonia. A victory that allows the reigning world champion to consolidate his leading position in the MotoGP World Championship.

The Ducati Pramacs of the Spaniard Jorge Martin and the second Frenchman on the grid, Johann Zarco, accompany him on the podium. Zarco notably took advantage of an incredible mistake by the Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), who believed the race was over with one lap to go when he was in third place, to steal the position from him.

“I first thought he had a mechanical problem, but then I understood that he was greeting the public,” said the Frenchman on arrival, who thought he would fail at the foot of the podium. in front of many French supporters who came to Spain this weekend.

This dumpling is not without consequences for Espargaro. Finally 5th, he lost some valuable points in the general classification. The Catalan, dolphin of Quartararo, is now 22 lengths behind. The next round, the German Grand Prix, is scheduled for June 19.

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