Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) won his second straight Grand Prix in a row this season in Portugal at Portimao on Sunday and took the lead of the MotoGP World Championship by 15 points after three races.

Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), also second in the championship, and Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki), the reigning champion, accompany him on the podium.

The other Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati-Pramac), the previous leader of the drivers' standings, fell on lap 20 when he could claim the podium after leading the start of the race.

Despite a complicated start, as often, from pole position, Quartararo did not give up.

He rose patiently to take the lead in the 9th of lap 25. He then gradually widened the gap to win with a 4 sec 809/1000 lead, also taking advantage of the fall of his most menacing rival, the Spaniard Alex Rins (Suzuki), in the 19th round.


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