Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo finished his 100th premier class MotoGP race in 11th place at the Sachsenring circuit.

By Nida Anis

Starting from P14 on the gird, Quartararo managed to position himself on the outside of the pack in Turn 1. Despite the challenging start, he fought his way back to 11th position, battling with Pedro Acosta, Marco Bezzecchi, and Fabio Di Giannantonio..

Maverick Viñales ran off the track on lap 7, and Di Giannantonio retired on lap 9, allowing Quartararo to maintain his 12th position. With the race leader Jorge Martin crashing on the penultimate lap, Quartararo crossed the finish line in 11th place, 17.235 seconds behind the winner.

Replacement rider Remy Gardner, who stood in for the injured Alex Rins, completed his second race with the YZR-M1, startiing from 21st and finishing in 20th. He focused on maintaining steady lap times and avoiding mistakes, finishing 50.115 seconds behind the winner.

Quartararo remains in 15th place in the overall standings with 44 points, while the injured Alex Rins moved to 21st position with 8 points. Gardner did not score points. Yamaha MotoGP holds 9th place in the team championship with 52 points, and Yamaha remains in 4th position in the constructor’s championship with 48 points.

The team will take a three-week break before heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix from August 2-4.

MotoGP Sachsenring race results

1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP24)40m 40.063s
2Marc MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+3.804s
3Alex MarquezSPAGresini Ducati (GP23)+4.334s
4Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo (GP24)+5.317s
5Franco MorbidelliITAPramac Ducati (GP24)+5.557s
6Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP24)+10.481s
7Pedro AcostaSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)*+14.746s
8Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)+14.930s
9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+15.084s
10Raul FernandezSPATrackhouse Aprilia (RS-GP23)+16.384s
11Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+17.235s
12Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP24)+18.865s
13Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)+25.425s
14Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+25.817s
15Luca MariniITARepsol Honda (RC213V)+25.854s
16Augusto FernandezSPARed Bull GASGAS Tech3 (RC16)+41.495s
17Johann ZarcoFRALCR Honda (RC213V)+41.952s
18Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+43.145s
19Remy GardnerAUSMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+50.115s
20Stefan BradlGERHRC Test Team (RC213V)+59.047s
Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP24)DNF
Fabio Di GiannantonioITAVR46 Ducati (GP23)DNF

Header photo credit: Yamaha MotoGP


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