6 & 1982 – what makes these numbers special for Quartararo?

There’s only a select few who get to say they are MotoGP™ World Champion. There are also very few people to say they’ve won a MotoGP™ title without claiming a Grand Prix title in the lower classes. But on Sunday afternoon at Misano, 22-year-old Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) is able to say he’s done both. Quartararo has become the 17th rider to win a premier class crown without picking up a title trophy beforehand. At 22 years 187 days, El Diablo is the sixth youngest behind Marc Marquez (20 years 266 days), Freddie Spencer (21 years 258 days), Casey Stoner (21 years 342 days), Mike Hailwood (22 years 160 days) and John Surtees (22 years 182 days), and now younger than when Valentino Rossi (22 years 240 days), Joan Mir (23 years 75 days), Jorge Lorenzo (23 years 159 days) and Gary Hocking (23 years 316 days) claimed their first premier class crowns.

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