Fabio Quartararo’s stunning 2021 MotoGP campaign continued at the Dutch MotoGP as the Frenchman took another dominant win ahead of team-mate Maverick Vinales.

Quartararo led into turn one, but was passed on the same lap eight corners later by Francesco Bagnaia

The factory Yamaha rider was stuck behind the Italian for the opening five laps as he described overtaking Bagnaia as ‘impossible’. 

However, Quartararo proved it was indeed possible to get around the Ducati as he made the race winning overtake just one lap later at turn 12. 

From then on, things looked to be a replica of his dominant win at Mugello, but it was far from easy as the 22 year-old called the 26 lap race a ‘really tough one’.

"To be honest it was a tough one. When I had Pecco [Bagnaia] in front; he’s impossible to overtake. I have no words to say what is the possibility to overtake," added Quartararo. 

"He was already closing the lines, and with the power out of (turn) six is so fast and I tried many times out of (turn) 12. 

"I hit many times the outside of his bike and then I see that I had the potential to go on the inside of 12. I never expected to overtake there, but finally it was the perfect spot. 

"Really tough one because I made two big mistakes; out of 12 the bike was shaking until turn 15, and one on turn six where I go too much lean angle on the line and almost lose the rear, but the most important is the position we finish today and we bring 25 points." 

The biggest change to Quartararo’s 2021 campaign compared to last season has been the consistency, which he says has come from always learning something even when you cannot ‘have the result’ - something he struggled with in 2020. 

Speaking after his first premier class win at Assen, Quartararo added to this by saying: "I’ve learned a lot! For me this is always a great thing to learn when you have not the result, but you can always take something. 

"Last year I didn’t take the result, I didn’t take the opportunity to fight at the end of the season for the championship. 

"But I take this experience and it’s worth it. So, right now I’m feeling much better."