French riders providing the flair in Championship chase

Yet, it didn’t go their way at the Italian GP, as none of them featured among the rostrum places, with there instead being joy for Yamaha, KTM and Suzuki. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) stole a march to the line to spoil the Ducati homecoming. The Frenchman securing a third victory of 2021 and, in the process, extending his lead in the title race to 24 points in what was one of the toughest of weekends for motorcycle racing.