Fabio Quartararo took a well deserved second place at the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday. The 15 year-old Frenchman kept up with the lead group for the entirety of the race, up against the more experienced likes of Kent, Vazquez, Bastianini, Oliveira and Bagnaia.
Kent took advantage of his superior pace to escape from the group, whilst behind a half-dozen riders battled for the remaining podium spots. On the final two laps, Fabio Quartararo‘s tactics paid off and he earned his first World Championship podium –in only his second Grand Prix.
Round 3 of the 2015 Moto3 World Championship season takes place next weekend in Argentina.
Fabio Quartararo:“I’m very happy. It has been a difficult weekend, because we started out riding in wet conditions and it was only yesterday that we were able to look for a good dry setup. The race was tough, because there were some damp patches on the track. I made a good start and on the opening laps another rider clipped me, but I was able to stay upright and gradually catch Masbou. I am really happy and want to thank my team and my family.”
Results Moto3 - GP of The Americas
1 Danny Kent Honda 41:32.287
2 Fabio Quartararo Honda +8.532
3 Efren Vazquez Honda +8.652
4 Enea Bastianini Honda +8.811
5 Brad Binder KTM +9.556
1 Danny Kent Honda 41 points
2 Enea Bastianini Honda 33 points
3 Fabio Quartararo Honda 29 points
4 Efrén Vázquez Honda 29 points
5 Alexis Masbou Honda 25 points
Text/Photos: Repsol Media Service