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Fabio Quartararo 6th youngest podium finisher of all-time

Fabio Quartararo 6th youngest podium finisher of all-time

Quartararo’s second in Austin made him the sixth youngest motorcycle Grand Prix podium finisher in the 67 year history of the sport.

The Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider already has two Spanish CEV Repsol Moto3 titles to his name, and despite having never been to either the Losail or Austin circuits before, he currently sits third in the Moto3™ Championship standings just 12 points behind the leader Danny Kent.

Quartararo has already been compared to a young Marc Marquez, but who else has achieved success at an early age? Below is the list of the ten youngest riders to finish on the podium in grand prix racing, with the young Frenchman joining an illustrious group:

Youngest podium finishers of all time in Grand Prix racing
Rider                                      Age                            Race
1. Ivan Palazzese        15 years 77 days      125cc/Venezuela/1977/San Carlos
2. Marc Marquez          15 years 126 days    125cc/Britain/2008/Donington
3. Scott Redding          15 years 170 days    125cc/Britain/2008/Donington
4. Jonas Folger            15 years 277 days    125cc/France/2009/Le Mans
5. Marco Melandri        15 years 283 days    125cc/Italy/1998/Mugello
6. Fabio Quartararo    15 years 357 days   Moto3/Americas/2015/COTA
7. Dani Pedrosa           15 years 359 days    125cc/Valencia/2001/Ricardo Tormo
8. Romano Fenati        16 years 84 days       Moto3/Qatar/2012/Losail
9. Pol Espargaro          16 years 98 days       125cc/Portugal/2007/Estoril
10. Ivan Goi                  16 years 121 days    125cc/Dutch TT/1996/Assen

Note: The Venezuelan rider Ivan Palazzese finished third in his Grand Prix debut when riding under the official age limit at that time. Palazzese went on to win two races in the 125cc class before suffering a fatal accident during the 250cc West German Grand Prix at Hockenheim in 1989

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

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