Fabio Quartararo wins race 1 of the 2020 MotoGP season
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Quartararo kicks off the 2020 MotoGP season with a win at Jerez

The Frenchman scored his maiden win in the thrilling season opener that saw crowd favourite Marc Marquez crash out of contention

Sudipto Chaudhury

Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) claimed his first MotoGP win in the very first race of the 2020 season at the Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana. The Frenchman capitalised on a Lap 5 mistake from race leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who took a corner too hot and ran wide, somehow managing to stay in the saddle, but losing out on a bunch of places.

Falling down the grid, however, did not dampen Marquez’ spirit, as he went right back to racing his heart out a monumental comeback from the reigning World Champion, climbing back up to P3 before suffering a massive highside at Corner 4 with four laps remaining.

Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) came in second at the end of the race, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) rounding off the podium.

Below are the final results of race one of the 2020 MotoGP season:

Final standings for race 1 of the 2020 MotoGP season
Final standings for race 1 of the 2020 MotoGP season MotoGP.com

As per the latest update, Marc Marquez has fractured his humerus (upper arm bone) due to the crash, and will undergo surgery for the same on Tuesday, July 21.

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