They couldn't resist.
Having left for the fourth time of the season on the front row together, Johann Zarco (Ducati), poleman, and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) could not play the win this Sunday in Germany during the eighth round of the Motorcycle World Championship GP.
On the Sachsenring circuit, the older of the two Frenchmen gave up his first place at the first corner and had to settle for 8th place at the finish.
Fabio Quartararo has long fought for places of honor in this Grand Prix.
The 22-year-old from Nice was finally able to overtake the Australian Jack Miller with 12 laps to go to reach his fifth podium of the season (3rd).
In the standings, the Frenchman is increasing his lead at the top of the World Championship: he is now 22 points ahead of Johann Zarco (2nd) and 31 points ahead of Jack Miller (3rd), while the reigning champion Joan Mir shows a disbursement of 46 points.
Fabio Quartararo overtakes Miller and takes 3rd place!
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On the podium, the young Tricolor is preceded by the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and by the returning Marc Marquez (Honda).
The Spanish champion, who considered victory this weekend "impossible", ended this Sunday at 581 days of famine by winning the Sachsenring race for the eighth time in a row (the race was not held last year ).
A real rebirth of the Spanish prodigy, who could not run in 2020, the fault of a severe injury to the right arm.
"This is one of the most important moments of my career," said the 28-year-old driver in tears after the race, at the microphone of Canal +.