What did you learn today? “I didn’t learn anything. It was impossible to learn anything from this race. The conditions were out of the ordinary.”
Fabio Quartararo wasn’t looking for excuses nor justifications. Sometimes you have to accept disasters as they are.
“I didn't learn anything because I had a technical problem. There was something strange with my bike that prevented me from going fast. It's strange but, in the end, we’ll try to fix everything next weekend."
He accepted his race, even if the Petronas rider slipped back in the general rankings and lost first place: everything needs to be done over.
"The problem was that, from the third lap, the tire pressure was too high, which made it difficult for me"
On the other hand, this is the craziest championship in the world, with eight different riders who’ve won the ten races. So, Quartararo is looking ahead.
“I didn't have any physical problems. I was fine. Until lap three, I rode well. Everything was okay, then I felt something with the tires. Such a high pressure was out of the ordinary. We have to better understand what happened. We have to work on it.”
One wonders: what more do the Yamaha’s Suzukis have than the others? This is also a question that Fabio will have to try to answer in the next few days, the ones that separate him from the next GP, which will again be held here in Aragon.
“Not only did the Suzukis surprised me today, the rider who impressed me the most was Alex Marquez. I didn't expect this step forward. It was such a big leap forward.”
Petronas will have to work hard. Quartararo ended with saying: "We never fought for a podium. We have to also work harder to understand all the technical changes to be made."