After experiencing 3 disappointing races, the 2020 MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo will be returning to Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix this weekend hoping to widen his slender lead at the top of MotoGP standings. Currently he leads the championship by only 3 points having 70 points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso who has 67 point being the second in the standings.
This comes as six-time champion Marc Marquez being out of the championship as he is recovering from a broken arm after crashing during the opening of the race.
Fabio Quartararo finished second in the 2019 San Marino Grand Prix just behind Marquez and went ahead to finish 5th in the overall standings for the 2019 MotoGP being quite a good performance since it was his rookie year.
“Misano is one of my favourite circuits because it has a little bit of everything, slow corners, fast corners and switching from left to right…I’m curious to see how it works with the new asphalt and if the conditions will have changed a lot since last year.” Said the 21-year-old frenchman who rides for the Yamaha satellite team.
Quartararo won the opening two rounds in Jerez but has failed to make to the podium since, allowing Dovizioso and the Ducatis as well as the Suzukis, KTMs and the other Yamahas to close the points-gap in the overall standings.
San Marino Grand Prix will see over 10,000 spectators attending at the Marco Simoncelli circuit to see whether Quartararo will gain back his ‘fly’