Fabio Quartararo sees the MotoGP title slipping away from him at the end of a season in which Yamaha has many responsibilities.
By Luigi Ciamburro de Corsedimoto
In an attempt to defend the MotoGP title, fabio quartararo he has no alternative: he will have to take risks. In Malaysia, it is absolutely necessary to finish ahead of Pecco Bagnaia who, after the Australian GP, has a 14-point lead. The fate of the French champion is above all in the hands of his rival Ducati, because not even a double victory can be enough for ‘El Diablo’. The podium and luck are the two necessary ingredients to maintain hope, but Malaysia could also represent the end of the debates.
There is no more disappointment and anger, like at the beginning of the season, when he realized that the Iwata engineers had not upgraded the engine during the winter break. There is lightness, almost resignation, Quartararo they have nothing to lose after being devoured by a 91-point difference over Assen. ” The others took a giant leap, we stayed on the same level “. Events have had a great influence on this MotoGP season, starting with Aragón, when Mark Marquez takes off. In Thailand, picked up a bitter 17th place, at Phillip Island he crashed after a first mistake. Meanwhile, the opponent Ducati he was collecting podiums and victories at a dizzying pace.
Thanks also to the impeccable work done by Gigi Dall’Igna and his men in business. ” When you have a new motorcycle, it takes a while to make it competitive. In Ducati they grew up, and in fact we have the same bike – Explain fabio quartararo to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ -. ” Since the beginning of the year we have only changed the swingarm, it is not much, right? “. The manufacturer from Borgo Panigale can also count on eight bikes on the grid, almost all fighting for the top positions. It is the opposite of what happens at Yamaha, with Doviziosoafter Crutchlow, Morbidelli Y Binder he never raced the YZR-M1, a factor that slowed the Nice rider’s rise considerably. ” You cannot evolve like this, the last two seasons I have only been able to compare myself with myself and a little with Viñales, in 2021 “.
A nasty hit on the tank seems to have stung @FabioQ20‘s hand a little! ⚠️
The world champion crashed in the same corner as his main rival for the title before 💥#GPMalaysia 🇲🇾 | 📽️https://t.co/sbMTab2Fdg
—MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) October 22, 2022
Fabio Quartararo: the next two years will be important for me but also for Yamaha »
In the rain at the Thai GP, he experienced the most difficult moment of his career, finding himself behind after the lights went out and unable to get back on the bike. In Malaysia and in Valencia he will have to attack, but it will be difficult against a Desmosedici GP22 that seems perfect and a rival like Pecco bagnaia. From the early stages of the 2022 MotoGP championship” I said I would be happy to get some podium finishes and some wins because it was clear there was a problem. And we stayed there. In the last few races, we only did one podium, next year we will need a drastic change… The problem is that we have not progressed for a long time, since 2020 nothing has made a big difference “.
The arrival of luca marmorini is a clear first sign of a turning point on the part of yamaha. The engine is not the only technical section to focus on, the eyes are also on the chassis, since this M1 no longer makes a difference even in turns. fabio quartararo he says he is confident in the engine, he tested it during the Misano test in September and there is still room for improvement. On the other hand, there was no guarantee on the chassis and therefore a question remains for the winter break.
He does not regret having renewed with the Iwata house, and with the engine, he received the answer he had been asking for since last year. But if you want to write a long and glorious history together, like valentino rossi or of Jorge LorenzoThey will need results and a bike that guarantees fun and performance. ” Let’s see the next two years. They will be very important to me, but also to them. “.
#MotoGP #Fabio #Quartararo #uncensored #evolve #Paddock