01 Jun Top ten form continues for Quartararo at Italian GP
PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team had a bittersweet Sunday at the Italian GP. Fabio Quartararo added another top ten finish to his tally after starting from second on the grid, consistently maintaining his position throughout the 23-lap race. Franco Morbidelli suffered a crash on the sixth lap when in ninth position.
Quartararo has now placed inside the top ten on four occasions this season, with his latest coming with a tenth place at Mugello. The Frenchman had a difficult start, in which he lost several positions, but recovered thanks to his solid race pace, reaching the second group and battling amongst them for much of the race. He occupies 12th in the overall standings with 31 points, and is the top rookie in the premier class.
Morbidelli was forced to retire from the race after an early crash, losing the front end of his bike when coming into Turn 15 of the sixth lap. He was in ninth place when the incident occurred, and could not remount. He is 11th in the MotoGP World Championship with 34 points.
The next challenge for the PETRONAS Yamaha SRT riders will be the Catalan GP, which will take place at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit from June 14th -16th.