BARCELONA – Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo won his third race of the season at the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona on Sunday to reclaim the lead in the MotoGP world championship standings.
Frenchman Quartararo won his first race since his back-to-back triumphs at Jerez in July, finishing ahead of Suzuki duo Joan Mir and Alex Rins.
Both Suzuki riders overtook pole sitter Franco Morbidelli in the final stages of the race to finish on the podium.
Andrea Dovizioso, who led Quartararo by a point in the championship before the race, crashed out in the first turn on the opening lap after he started 17th on the grid.
Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi, who was chasing his 200th podium on his 350th start, was in second place when he crashed for the second time in as many races after losing control on turn two.
Having watched his younger brother Darryn win his first Moto3 race earleer in the, South Africa’s Brad Binder finished in 11th place.