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MotoGP, Quartararo admits to being totally lost at Valencia: “I’m not understanding anything”

“In the afternoon I had terrible feelings with the Yamaha. I'm always riding the same way, but something is not working "

MotoGP: Quartararo admits to being totally lost at Valencia: “I’m not understanding anything”


It was a disappointing Friday at Valencia for Fabio Quartararo. Wet or dry, it didn’t seem to matter much to the Frenchman, who was forced to deal with an 11th place with a bitter aftertaste at the end of free practice. As if that weren't enough, the Yamaha rider also had to deal with a crash in turn 2.

No consequences for him, even if his face showed disappointment for what happened.

Honestly, I'm not understanding anything, I'm totally lost - commented Fabio - I have different feelings than usual and I don’t know why. Today I was struggling everywhere with the Yamaha, the bike was super aggressive and among other things I couldn't even brake as I wanted, even though I know that braking is our strong point. It is really strange what is happening: I can't wait to get back to the garage and talk to the mechanics and engineers ".

Better then to turn the page and start again…

“I'm disappointed, because up until yesterday I always pushed hard, while today it's completely different. Unfortunately the M1 seems nervous, I’m struggling, I am slow and it’s really difficult to make lap times and be consistent. In some ways the difficulties are similar to those encountered last year, even if in 2020 I was unable to turn. Now I'm struggling especially at the front. So we will need to find a solution".

As mentioned, there was also a crash in FP2.

“In the afternoon the feelings were terrible and I don’t know why. I've always ridden like this since Qatar, but here in Valencia something is not working and it's strange. "

For 2022, Fabio however knows exactly what he wants.

"I want the same bike as this year, but with a higher top speed. This is the aspect I have to focus on, then it is true that we need more grip and turning, but in the end, these are everyone's requests. "


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