Quartararo dominates the Andalucia MotoGP to take back-to-back victories at Jerez.
Bagnaia was on course for a safe second place and first MotoGP podium until a late engine failure on his Pramac Ducati.
That instead went to Vinales, who finally passed team-mate Rossi on the penultimate lap. Rossi then held off a closing Nakagami to claim his first podium since Austin last season.
Morbidelli was also in the podium hunt until his M1 ground to a halt on the main straight, just as happened to Rossi’s bike one week ago.
The extreme heat saw a spate of accidents and only 13 finishers, starting with Binder clipping Oliveira into a highside at turn one.
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez attempted a return to action on Saturday, just four days after surgery to plate a fractured right arm, but withdrew after qualifying.
ANDALUCIA MOTOGP – RACE RESULTS
|Fabio Quartararo||FRA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|Maverick Viñales||SPA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|Valentino Rossi||ITA||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|Takaaki Nakagami||JPN||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|Joan Mir||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
|Andrea Dovizioso||ITA||Ducati Team (GP20)|
|Pol Espargaro||SPA||Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)|
|Alex Marquez||SPA||Repsol Honda (RC213V)|
|Johann Zarco||FRA||Reale Avintia Ducati (GP19)|
|Alex Rins||SPA||Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)|
|Tito Rabat||SPA||Reale Avintia Ducati (GP19)|
|Bradley Smith||GBR||Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)|
|Cal Crutchlow||GBR||LCR Honda (RC213V)|
|Francesco Bagnaia||ITA||Pramac Ducati (GP20)|
|Franco Morbidelli||ITA||Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)|
|Brad Binder||RSA||Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16)|
|Danilo Petrucci||ITA||Ducati Team (GP20)|
|Jack Miller||AUS||Pramac Ducati (GP20)|
|Aleix Espargaro||ITA||Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)|
|Iker Lecuona||SPA||Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)|
|Miguel Oliveira||POR||Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)|
Crutchlow (wrist fracture) and Rins (dislocated shoulder) made their injury comebacks on Friday and were starting their first race of the season today.
There will now be one weekend off before the Czech Republic round at Brno, where Marquez will try to return.
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THE NEXT RACE 2021
|Bahrain ||26 Mar|
|14:30 - 15:30||Free practice 1|
|18:00 - 19:00||Free practice 2|
|15:00 - 16:00||Free practice 3|
|18:00 - 19:00||Qualifying|
|18:00 - 20:00||Race|
|Bahrain||57 laps||308.238 km|