MotoGP, Morbidelli: "Pain on the right side of my body, but ready to race"

"I rested at home. Now I'm waiting to see how I'll feel on the bike." Quartararo: "I could have aimed for the top 5 last Sunday, without the brake problem."


Franco Morbidelli is still in pain but he's fine, and that's great news. Tomorrow he'll speak in front of the FIM Stewards about his accident with Zarco, then he'll be riding the M1 on Friday. Considering how violent the fall was, we can say that the Brazilian from Tavullia got away with only a few scratches.

After the race, I went back to Italy to rest at home," he said. "In the past few days, I rested and made sure to be as prepared as possible for this weekend. I’m grateful that I’m well and that I didn’t get seriously injured. The right side of my body is still sore, but better than I could have expected after the crash.

So it doesn’t seem like he’ll have any problem in participating regularly in the Styrian GP at the Red Bull Ring.

I can’t wait to start the weekend and focus on racing again,”  Franco continued. “I want to see how I feel on the bike on Friday, but I’m confident that I’ll be ready. I know we have another difficult weekend ahead, and we need to score as many points as we can. My team worked hard to give me the best bike possible, and I hope to go out this weekend and get a great result for them.”

 It will also be an important weekend for Fabio Quartararo who, after last Sunday, saw Dovizioso get very close to him in the classic. At the Red Bull Ring, he knows he’ll still have to bite the bullet and limit the damage against Ducati.

While this isn’t one of the best circuits for Yamaha, we had a great pace last weekend,” the French rider explained. “It was a shame we had that brake problem, because I think we could have finished in the top 5. This weekend, however, there will be another race, and we have to take each one as it comes. The team is working hard not to have the same problem, and I’m confident that we can get a better result on Sunday. I hope we can get into the top five and get as many points as possible in the championship.



Translated by Leila Myftija

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