Stat attack: Fabio Quartararo’s 2021 title victory

6 – Fabio Quartararo is the sixth-youngest rider to clinch a premier class world title, aged 22 years, 187 days on race day of the Emilia Romagna GP, behind John Surtees (22 years, 182 days) and ahead of Valentino Rossi (22 years, 240 days). 1 – In addition, Quartararo became the youngest Yamaha rider to clinch the premier class world title ahead of Jorge Lorenzo who was 23 years, 159 days old when he took the title in Malaysia back in 2010. This is the 18th title of a Yamaha rider in the premier class. 20 – With 20 premier class podiums so far, Quartararo is the French rider with most podiums in the class ahead of Christian Sarron (18 podiums). This is the first time that a Yamaha rider scored five (or more) premier class wins since Jorge Lorenzo in 2015 (seven wins). 7 – For the seventh successive year, the rider who clinched the premier class world title failed to win the opening race of the season.

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