Fabio Quartarara (right) and Johann Zarco (left) at the Doha GP.
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First French double in the premier motorcycle speed category!
Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won the Doha (Qatar) Grand Prix, second round of the MotoGP season, ahead of Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac) on Sunday.
In addition to the unprecedented sporting performance, we will remember the complicity between the two pilots, hilarious on the podium, shouting the Marseillaise with Zarco as conductor.
To find two Frenchmen in the Top 3 before them, we have to go back to… 1954 in France, in Reims, for the victory of Pierre Monneret in front of Jacques Collot, 3rd.
"We did better, it's perfect for history," Zarco rejoiced when, for his part, Quartararo said "proud for France" and thinks "that it will be difficult to do it again".
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