Fabio Quartararo finishes second at the Grand Prix of Indonesia
Fabio Quartararo and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP were in Mandalika (Indonesia) for the second round of 2022 MotoGP season. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo showed some great adaptive riding during soaking wet Grand Prix of Indonesia. Fabio Quartararo surprised even himself with his strong pace and secured a solid second place.
The passionate Indonesian fans waited patiently as the MotoGP race was delayed by 1h15m due to torrential rain. It was shortened to 20 laps, but it turned out to be a spectacular show nonetheless. Although race conditions were fully wet, the Frenchman #20 had the perfect start from pole and took the holeshot. He tried to find a balance between speed and caution, but was overtaken by Miguel Oliveira and Jack Miller at the end of the opening lap.
The Frenchman initially struggled to adapt to the treacherous wet conditions and lost a few positions, eventually settling in fifth place. But every lap, he was gaining confidence to push more. With six laps to go, he started a friendly battle with his compatriot Johann Zarco for podium. One lap later he smoothly passed Jack Miller and was in second place. He then put in a brave bid to reel in race leader Oliveira, but he ultimately finished in second place, 2.205s from first. Fabio Quartararo now ranks 3rd in the championship standings, with 27 points.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will be back from 1st to 3rd April for the third round, the Grand Prix of Argentina, which will take place at the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo Circuit.