Fabio Quartararo takes his first MotoGP podium since his Jerez double, returning with a win at Catalunya.
After 5 races with not a single podium, Fabio Quartararo returns to the podium to win at Catalunya, regaining the championship lead in style.
Suzuki had an impressive race, we were expecting another Yamaha lockout but Suzuki had other ideas, taking P2 and P3 with Joan Mir scoring yet another podium in second place. Mir had a fantastic race from P8 on the grid, cutting through the pack place by place once again to take second place, catching up to Quartararo on the last lap by 1 second, another lap and he could’ve fought for the win.
Alex Rins who has struggled majorly this season with his shoulder took third place after starting from P13, a major improvement for Rins, his shoulder has hindered in the races all season up to this point.
Franco Morbidelli can be happy with fourth, he was fast enough but a few mistakes into T1 and later race pace meant he was overtaken by the Suzuki duo in the closing laps, he finished ahead of Jack Miller who also faded.
Jack Miller was just ahead of teammate Francesco Bagnaia who was engaged in a scrap with Takaaki Nakagami and Danilo Petrucci with the Pramac rider coming out on top.
Following from his win last weekend, Maverick Vinales met his demons once again, finishing in ninth place after dropping major places in the opening laps from P5 down to P16, he then had a fight on his hands to make up places back to P9, setting some of the fastest laps in the race in the last few laps.
Cal Crutchlow deserves a huge shout out, the British rider comes back from issues from his surgery, plus damaging his ankle ligaments before the race weekend to take 10th place on the LCR Honda, pure grit and determination.
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