On Sunday, Fabio Quartararo, the reigning world champion, won the German MotoGP despite feeling unwell despite leading the standings. At a scorching Sachsenring, Yamaha rider Max Verstappen led from Johann Zarco, who finished second, and Jack Miller, from Australia, finished third.
In the opening corner, Quartararo snatched the lead from Bagnaia, who started pole and never looked back. However, he revealed that he had been ill all weekend.
He said, “I am tired, I was sick most of the weekend and was coughing during the race, but I am super happy”. Quartararo now has back-to-back victories after winning the Catalan MotoGP at the beginning of June.
With his 11th MotoGP victory, the Frenchman increased his overall championship lead over Spaniard Aleix Espargaro to 34 points. In Saxony, Quadtararo’s victory guarantees him a lead going into the summer break until the season starts in August at Silverstone, regardless of what happens at the Dutch MotoGP in Assen.
To which he added, “I am not thinking of the championship, I am here to win as many races as possible, maybe by the time it comes to Japan and Thailand, I will think about the title itself.