Quartararo was left in ninth on the finish of the opening laps having been swamped from fifth on the grid.
However the Yamaha rider carved his approach by means of the pack and by lap 19 had taken over from long-time chief Jorge Martin on the Pramac Ducati, from which level Quartararo sped off to the fourth win of his MotoGP profession by 1.four seconds.
Admitting he felt like “a rookie” within the opening Qatar race every week in the past, Quartararo mentioned of his Doha win: “I’ve not gained many races, so for certain this one is probably the most particular one coming from ninth.
“I feel in the course of the race I used to be in kind of that place and I used to be feeling so good in overtaking spots like Flip 10, Flip 15 and I felt like I might win the race at that second.
“It makes a complete distinction from final week as a result of final week I journey a bit bit like an newbie, like a rookie as a result of I used to be not enjoying with mapping, with tyres and I make reverse within the second race.
“It feels good to win and likewise to have two French guys in 1-2, I feel it’s fairly a very long time since we’ve seen it.
“So, I’m so pleased for this win.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Quartararo gained the opening two races of the 2020 marketing campaign and regarded set to be the principle participant within the championship, earlier than inconsistent type for the remainder of the 12 months meant he solely reached the rostrum as soon as extra when he gained in Barcelona.
Yamaha has had a equally sturdy begin to 2021 with Maverick Vinales successful the Qatar GP and Quartararo the Doha occasion on the improved M1 bundle.
However Quartararo is reluctant to say whether or not the shape Yamaha has proven firstly of 2021 is extra real than at this stage final 12 months.
“Step-by-step,” he mentioned when requested by Motorsport.com if he felt this type was promising than firstly of 2020.
“Final 12 months I gained the 2 first races in Jerez, the second with eight seconds of benefit.
“So, step-by-step. We raced twice in the identical observe, so I really feel assured with the bike and I really feel like we will be quick.
“However I don’t need to inform you sure after which it’s no, so for the time being is the second I imagine in our bike however it’s going to work all 12 months.
“For the time being, we now have a very good bike.”