The Italian driver took a big step towards the coronation after his new victory this Sunday in Malaysia.
The denouement is very near. Francisco Bagnaia won the Malaysian Grand Prix this Sunday but he is not yet crowned world champion. The Italian is now 23 points ahead of defending champion Fabio Quartararo, third and still in the game. The title will be played in Valence on November 6, the last round of the season. But the Frenchman no longer has his destiny in hand.
«I gave my all today, I couldn’t do better and I’m proud of myselfbreathes Fabio Quartararo, starting 12th at the start and happy despite everything to have been able to climb on the podium. In the first laps I had a good feeling, even if the chance is rather small, the title is not yet awarded and it will be decided in Valencia».
Hope makes life for Quartararo but…
In the general classification, Bagnaia is now 23 points ahead of Quartararo (Yamaha), a victory worth 25 points. He will therefore only need to score two points in Valencia to validate his title, whatever the result of Quartararo. The Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), 10th, and the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati-Gresini), 2nd in this race behind Bagnaia, can no longer aim for the title.