Moto3 star rookie Fabio Quartararo attempted to emulate racing heroes Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez with an audacious last-turn pass at Jerez on Sunday.

But the outcome wasn't as successful for the newly turned 16-year-old, who bounced off the side of race winner Danny Kent, dropping the debut pole starter off the rostrum in fourth.

"Here in Jerez I wanted to win but in the end I finished fourth, although I almost finished with zero points, because I almost crashed, I managed to save it," said Estrella Honda rider Quartararo.

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"I tried to overtake on the final corner as Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi did, but it didn't go well; I don't have their experience yet. I'm happy because I made a very good race and I hope to be even stronger in Le Mans."

Jerez was the first familiar circuit of the year for Quartararo, who is third in the world championship, while Le Mans will be his home race.

Quartararo wasn't the only rider to suffer at the final turn on Sunday - Alex Rins falling after trying to pass Tito Rabat for second place in the Moto2 race.