The reigning MotoGP world champion, Fabio Quartararo, is back. The Yamaha rider wins the 2022 Portuguese GP and retakes the lead in this year’s Championship.
Quartararo did not have a single win in the 2022 MotoGP Championship until the Quartararo where the French rider showcased why he is the reigning world champion. Fabio started from 5th on the grid but found his sweet spot with the motorcycle and after a few laps, he took the lead of the race.
While Quartararo continued to pull away from the pack, there was some interesting racing happening behind. Miller had been chasing Joan Mir’s Suzuki and trying to find a way past. As they started lap 19, the Ducati rider took the inside line at the first corner, however, he couldn’t keep his machine in his control under such hard braking. Miller’s front washed out and he takes out Mir as well.
After this crash, Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro moved up to 3rd and held that spot till the end of the race right behind Johann Zarco. The 4th place was won over by Alex Rins, who rode brilliantly. He started from 23rd and fought all the way up. So, kudos to him. This also puts him at the 2nd spot in the 2022 MotoGP world championship standings.
Quartararo’s teammate Franco Morbidelli finished 13th. Marc Marquez crossed the chequered flag in the 6th place right behind Red Bull KTM’s Miguel Oliveira. The 2nd KTM rider, Brad Binder, was unable to finish the race due to a crash.