The 2021 MotoGP World Champion has been crowned with Fabio Quartararo from the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team securing the title after Pecco Bagnaia managed to crash out with fellow Ducati rider Jack Miller also tumbling through the gravel. It was a dramatic race and Marc Marquez secured back-to-back victories showcasing confidence plus a stronger shoulder which is nice to see considering his turbulent re-entry into the sport since the major accident that almost cost him his career.

The race was excellent from start to finish with dramatic crashes, high quality racing and a surprise tyre choice by Ducati riders Bagnaia and Miller last minute which certainly was not an ideal decision when you look back on the race. With minutes to go before the warmup lap, both riders opted for the front hard tyre and after several laps riding defensively for his teammate, Miller crashed out.

With only a handful of laps to go and immense pressure from Marquez, Bagnaia crashed out almost like a mirror image to the Australian rider and the title bid was over within seconds. It was a shame to see the two riders end up in the gravel, though this sport is demanding and at times does not forgive.

In terms of the World Champion, Quartararo rode on the limit all year, dedicated himself to the job and never stopped believing in himself, something that he lacked previously when attempting to become a title holder with his former Yamaha Petronas team.

To become the number one in the sport, you have to be consistent and this is the key element that the French rider displayed from the very first race event, in qualifying, during practice sessions and on track racing that was a pleasure to watch. This is the year of #ELD1ABLO.

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Credit: PETRONAS Yamah Sepang Racing MotoGP Team

Fabio Quartararo:

“I still can’t believe it! I can’t even talk… It feels amazing. Maybe later I can talk a bit more. Right now, I’m living the dream! It feels good to also have my family with me, and we will enjoy this a lot tonight and until the end of the season. “Of course this was not the way I wanted Pecco’s weekend to end, but I’m happy he’s okay. Now we are the World Champion. I have no words and I have no more liquid left in my body to cry. It feels so good, but I can’t even describe what I’m feeling right now. To be on the podium with a big part of my family and my family from the circuit – I have no words. “MotoGP has been going on for quite a long time. To be the first Frenchman to win it is amazing. I’m also happy for Yamaha. Since 2015 they didn’t win a title, and today we won it again. It’s an amazing feeling!”

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