Fabio Quartararo vs Francesco Bagnaia - the 2021 MotoGP title battle

By sep, 11 October 2021

Fabio Quartararo has the chance to win the MotoGP title in Misano, but not if Francesco Bagnaia has something up his sleeves

With three rounds remaining in the 2021 MotoGP world championship season, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP's Fabio Quartararo is comfortably leading the rider's title chase by 52 points. Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia is not too far behind, be the young Italian rider will need to pull off some magnificent performances in order to bring the fight to the Frenchman.

Quartararo's side, on the other hand, is not particularly difficult as he only has one and only one task to achieve in order to seal his first-ever premier class championship crown - finish ahead of Bagnaia by any means necessary. In other words, he needs to keep that point gap above 50 points if he wishes to win it all in Misano at the end of October.

This, however, is not an easy feat to pull off considering the last time the MotoGP went to Misano (back in September), Quarataro crossed the chequered flag on his beloved Yamaha YZR-M1 in P7, while Bagnaia, completed his home race in third place. Bagnaia's riding style has certainly gelled well with the Ducati Desmosedici GP21, and his latest set of results is certainly the biggest threat for Quartararo as well Yamaha (two wins + two podiums in the past five races).

There's also the constructor's championship where Yamaha has had their eyes on for quite a while. Ducati is currently in the lead with 291 points, but the Japanese manufacturer is not too far behind with 282 points in the bag. It's safe to say that all hopes on this one lie on Quartararo's shoulders as Ducati has a lot more competitive riders in the field this season. If you've been missing the past few races, you definitely need to tune in for Misano 2.0 on 24 October 2021.

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