Fabio Quartararo secured 8th position at the Grand Prix of Argentina
Fabio Quartararo and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP were in Termas de Río Hondo (Argentina) for the third round of 2022 MotoGP season.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Fabio Quartararo had to deal with rear grip problems early on in today’s Gran Premio Michelin de la República Argentina but bravely fought his way back up to eighth place across the finish line.
Starting from the second start row, BS Frenchman rider #20 emerged through the opening lap in seventh place and later settled into ninth. Having to contend with unexpected rear grip problems, El Diablo fell back to 13th place, but four laps later he got into a steady rhythm and found his way back to 11th.
The next challenge was to close the gap to the riders fighting for sixth place, and he went about his business. With Pol Espargaró crashing out on lap 15 and Enea Bastianini running wide on lap 16, the Frenchman moved back up to ninth. He thought about overtaking Luca Marini on lap 17 but bided his time for one more lap before he made his move and made it stick. He then focused on bringing home the eight championship points and crossed the finish line in eighth place, 10.215s from first. After this 3rd round, Fabio Quartararo now ranks fifth in the championship standings, with 35 points.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team will be back from 8th to 10th April for the fourth round, the Grand Prix of the Americas, which will take place at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin.