18 May Top 10 double for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT at Le Mans
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team had a solid showing on raceday at Le Mans, with Franco Morbidelli taking seventh place and home rider Fabio Quartararo clocking the fastest lap of the French GP, en route to eighth.
Morbidelli took a top ten finish for the third consecutive round of the MotoGP World Championship, following on from his results at the Circuit of The Americas and Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit. The Italian, who started from sixth on the grid, made a great start and employed a consistent race pace, leading to him taking the chequered flag seventh. He now lies eighth overall in the MotoGP standings, with 34 points to his name.
Quartararo did not get off the line so well from tenth, but he would establish an excellent pace in the second half of the race, setting the fastest lap with seven remaining and riding at the same pace as the riders at the front. The Frenchman crossed the line eighth at his first home Grand Prix in MotoGP and is 12th in the overall standings with 25 points – increasing his gap as the best rookie.
The next race for the PETRONAS Yamaha SRT riders will be Franco Morbidelli’s home GP, at Mugello in Italy from May 31st to June 2nd.