Fabio Quartararo finally won his first win of the season. This is thanks to Quartararo’s hard work throughout the MotoGP Portugal 2022 race. Top!
Quartararo came to the fifth series of the 2022 MotoGP in Portimao, Sunday (24/4/2022) night WIB, with a situation that was not okay. Because of the four previous series, Quartararo has never won.
Quartararo’s best achievement is only finishing second in the Mandalika MotoGP and slumping in Qatar (9), Argentina (8), and Austin (7). This is certainly not the start he wanted as the reigning champion.
Therefore, when MotoGP returns to Europe starting this week, Quartararo has hope. Although only starting from fifth position in the Portuguese MotoGP race, Quartararo immediately shot from the first lap.
Quartararo then took over from Joan Mir on the third lap and kept it going until the end. Quartararo seemed untouchable throughout the race with a difference of 5.4 seconds from Johann Zarco who finished second.
Even the difference could be bigger if Quartararo didn’t reduce his intensity in the last five laps. Quartararo was also happy with his first win of the season which was born thanks to his hard efforts to drive the YZR-M1 motorbike.
The momentum was when he managed to overtake Mir, and immediately drove the motorbike as fast as possible so as not to be overtaken by the opponent. Of course this result is capital for Quartararo into the first half of the season after an unpleasant start.
“I was able to win because I tried as hard as I could to push my limits. Honestly, I tried that hard in Argentina and Austin, but our bike is better here. There are no straights and we have grip so we can have a chance to step on the gas.” said Fabio Quartararo on the official Yamaha website.
“I felt great from today’s warm-up session. I had a good start in the race. I wanted to be aggressive from the start because we would struggle when we fell behind. And we did! I am very happy because I was able to get my first win,’ he continued.
“The most important thing for me is not to give up and that’s all that matters.”
Quartararo now tops the MotoGP standings with 69 points, ahead of Alex Rins in second with the same points and three points over Aleix Espargaro in third.