Fabio Quartararo finished outside the points in Thailand. Diego Gubellini, technical chief of the MotoGP champion, explains what happened in the race.
By Luigi Ciamburro de Corsedimoto
fabio quartararo He had the worst day of this MotoGP season, one of the most difficult and inexplicable races. Starting from fourth place, he was immediately sucked into the back of the field, never getting a chance to overtake. At the end of the 26 laps of the Thai GP he finished outside the points zone victim of a Yamaha that now the technicians will have to study to understand the causes and remedy them as soon as possible.
The tropical climate of Australia and Malaysia could hold other similar weather surprises. After the Buriram stage, the defending champion canceled the appointment with the journalistsin the last seven races he has lost 89 points and now Pecco bagnaia is the true favourite, thanks to a Ducati Desmosedici that has won victories, podiums, records and pole positions. Manufacturer Borgo Panigale can also count on eight bikes on the track and in teamwork. Like what happened yesterday in the last laps, when Johann Zarco avoided going on the attack, or like in Motegi, when Marco Bezzecchi covered his back without trying to overtake him.
Fabio Quartararo finds himself alone against everyone, he feels discouraged, but at this moment it is useless to remember that the YZR-M1 lacks top speed. Is this really the only technical problem? Surely the biggest, but now you have to fight for the final battle with weapons available.
In the post-Thai race, fabio quartararo didn’t want to talk to the press, so his team leader Diego Gubellini take care of him” We remain optimistic, fighting until the calculations decide. Something strange happened today we had a problem common to all Yamahawe lacked grip in the front and rear. Something went wrong with the tyres, we have to find out why.. Usually in the wet we have a grip problem at the rear, this time it happened at the front too. “.
Gubellini: ” we play the championship until the end, there is no reason to give up »
Previous outings in the wet had not revealed such insurmountable problems, tarmac conditions could have played a part. But it is also true that the conditions were the same for everyone and the Ducati flew leaving the victory to the KTM of Miguel Oliveira. Gubellini trying to get everything under control for the next MotoGP round in Australia. ” The difficulties we encounter in this finale are identical to those at the beginning of the season, nothing has changed. Our performance in the tests has always been very good, in the race we sometimes suffered, the problems were always similar. It was a special race. In Mandalika in the wet we got on the podium, an FP3 among the top 3 in Portugal, the Motegi FP1 also went well “.
fabio quartararo He decided not to stop talking to the media and did not post any messages on social networks. Absolute silence, except for the press release that insists on the too aggressive maneuver of jack miller in the early laps and pushed him off the track. We cannot throw in the towel at the moment, in the last three races the niçois will try to fight for everything, even knowing that the Ducati they are fast and aggressive. ” The day after tomorrow is ready to leave for Australia, there is no resignationwe played the championship until the end, There is no reason to surrender. Now, we have to hold on and give that something extra that we could have in our pocket “.
The MotoGP title passes through Australia, Malaysia and Spain, three circuits that are certainly not very favorable for the Yamaha M1, but where the weather can bring some surprises. ” Phillip Island is a Yamaha design, but the Ducatis have been quick a few times. Sepang with two long straights in a row is not ideal, last year in Valencia the Ducati were very fast because there is a lot of recovery. Not even the Red Bull Ring was in our favor – concludes Diego Gubellini – but we fight for victory “.
Two points divide the first two
20 points divide the top three
40 points divide the top five
—MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) October 2, 2022
Thai MotoGP Championship: Qualifying
Motogp.com qualifying credit
#MotoGP #Quartararo #collapses #flees #Chief #Engineer #Gubellini #speaks #Paddock