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Quartararo: “I was able to stay upright and catch Masbou”

Quartararo: “I was able to stay upright and catch Masbou”

Fabio Quartararo took a well deserved 2nd place in Austin, as the 15 year-old lived up to the hype to secure his first ever Moto3™ podium.

The 15 year-old Frenchman kept up with the lead group for the entirety of the race, up against the more experienced likes of Kent, Vazquez, Bastianini, Oliveira and Bagnaia. Kent took advantage of his superior pace to escape from the group, whilst behind a half-dozen riders battled for the remaining podium spots. On the final two laps, Quartararo's tactics paid off and he earned his first World Championship podium, in only his second Grand Prix.

Fabio Quartararo:
"I'm very happy. It has been a difficult weekend, because we started out riding in wet conditions and it was only yesterday that we were able to look for a good dry setup. The race was tough, because there were some damp patches on the track. I made a good start and on the opening laps another rider clipped me, but I was able to stay upright and gradually catch Masbou. I am really happy and want to thank my team and my family."

 

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Moto3, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, RAC, Fabio Quartararo, Estrella Galicia 0,0

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