Fabio Quartararo wins season-opening Spanish MotoGP

SA's Brad Binder finishes a points-scoring 13th in his MotoGP debut

19 July 2020 - 15:07 By afp.com
Fabio Quartararo won the season-opening MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
Fabio Quartararo won the season-opening MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
Image: Sadiq Asyraf/Getty Images

Fabio Quartararo became the first French rider to win a Moto Grand Prix since 1999 as he took the flag in the season-opening race in Spain on Sunday. Maverick Viñales finished second and Andrea Dovizioso third. Australia's Jack Miller crossed the line in fourth.

Quartararo, 21, who rides for the Yamaha satellite outfit, had started on pole position and his biggest threat, reigning world champion Marc Marquez, crashed out on lap 20.

SA's Brad Binder finished a points-scoring 13th in his MotoGP debut. Starting 13th on the grid, the Red Bull KTM rider had made his way up to 8th place but ran wide into the gravel and dropped to 18th before fighting his way back up the order.  


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