Fabio Quartararo’s victory in Assen earned him 25 extra factors, and invaluable in his quest for the MotoGP World Championship title. His statistics are overwhelming in comparison with different Yamaha riders.
We had launched the statistics after the German Grand Prix: with 131 factors on the clock, Fabio Quartararo alone had nearly as many as the opposite three Yamaha riders mixed. Maverick Viñales, Franco Morbidelli and Valentino Rossi collectively had 132 items. However after the Dutch occasion, the French rider’s dominance within the Yamaha clan was additional accentuated.
Winner in Assen, Fabio Quartararo now has 156 factors, towards 95 for Maverick Viñales, 40 for Franco Morbidelli (and his alternative Garrett Gerloff) and 17 for Valentino Rossi. Including the three males collectively offers a complete of 152.
Championship after Assen – Yamaha riders:
1. Fabio Quartararo – 156
6. Maverick Viñales – 95 (-61)
13. Franco Morbidelli – 40 (-116)
19. Valentino Rossi – 17 (-139)
If we go into particulars, Fabio Quartararo gained four of the 5 Yamaha victories of the season. It additionally has 6 of the 9 podiums, three of the four quickest laps and 5 of the 6 poles to this point gleaned by the Blues. He’s additionally the one rider to have scored factors in each race – this goes for Yamaha, but in addition for the whole MotoGP discipline.
Completed finest Yamaha rider 6 occasions out of 9, he introduced again many of the constructor factors of his model – 132 out of 184. Similar statement within the staff championship: 156 of the 251 factors of the Monster Power Yamaha staff come from Fabio Quartararo.
It has typically been written – and rightly so – that Honda can solely depend on Marc Marquez lately, simply as there was a time when Ducati’s hopes rested solely on Casey Stoner. However this additionally at present applies to Fabio Quartararo at Yamaha. “His performances are spectacular. He leads the championship and he is ready to take care of our issues ”, acknowledged Valentino Rossi on the night of the German Grand Prix.
Outgoing vice-world champion Franco Morbidelli struggles to carry out on the handlebars of a bike he considers uncompetitive. The bottom of his M1 dates from 2019, and as he places it so nicely, “It is harder than final 12 months, as a result of now we have the identical package deal and in comparison with 2020 the others have made progress on their points. So if in 2020 it was tough however doable to be with those that had the bike of the 12 months, whereas I had final 12 months, this season is much more tough “.
Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales are additionally complaining about issues with the rear grip and the ability of the bike. Nevertheless, Fabio Quartararo is supplied with the identical machine. Whereas that is comprehensible to the Italian as he’s within the winter of his profession, the Spaniard’s state of affairs is extra crucial. A lot in order that he determined to depart Yamaha on the finish of 2021, with out finishing his contract which lasted till 2022.
Stats: Quartararo turns into the 2nd largest winner in French bike sport (Assen)
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