Quartararo speeds to maiden Moto2 win at Montmelo

Speed Up's French rider Fabio Quartararo celebrates after winning the Catalunya Moto2 Grand Prix
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Montmeló (Spain) (AFP) – French youngster Fabio Quartararo of Speed Up won the Moto2 race at Montmelo in Catalunya on Sunday for his first ever Grand Prix victory.

The 19-year-old started from pole position and beat Portugal’s KTM rider Miguel Oliveira by 2.492sec, with Spaniard Alex Marquez of Kalex third at 3.485sec.

Italy’s Francesco Bagnaia still tops the standings for Kalex by a single point from Oliveira and 25 ahead of Marquez in third.

Earlier on Sunday, Italy’s Enea Bastianini of Honda edged to Moto3 victory in a race marked by a string of crashes.

Setting off from pole position, the 20-year-old finished 0.167sec ahead of compatriot and Marco Bezzecchi with Argentine Gabriel Rodrigo a further 0.003 sec back in third.

KTM’s Bezzechi increased his lead in the standings to 19 points over Fabio Di Giannantonio, who finished seventh, while fellow title contenders Jorge Martin and Aron Canet crashed out.

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