Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider, Fabio Quartararo, took home his first win of the 2022 season at the Grande Prémio Tissot De Portugal earlier today. This win also shot him right on the top spot of the world championship title chase with a total of 69 points.
Although his points are now tied with Suzuki Ecstar’s Alex Rins (who brilliantly finished the race in P4 considering that he started the race in P23, the 23-year-old Frenchman is considered the leader as he now has one race victory as compared to Alex Rins who has no wins so far.
Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco had a rough start thanks to some very fast riders who took the holeshot within the first lap. Despite all that, the only other Frenchman on the grid managed to recover to P2 as he crossed the chequered flag (the clash between Ducati’s Jack Miller and Suzuki’s Joan Mir also greatly helped with his result of the day).
The same can be said for the Portuguese GP’s third-place finisher, Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro. It was a hard battle at the Algarve International Circuit, but his P3 result meant that he’s only three points behind Fabio Quartararo and Alex Rins for the 2022 championship title chase.
Fabio Quartararo and the rest of the MotoGP circus will be heading to Jerez next weekend and this win will definitely bring some much-needed confidence boost for the championship leader as he heads to a track where he has dominated several times in the past.