The first race in Qatar is just over a week away, and Fabio Quartararo will be the man to beat. A role that is rightfully his after winning the world title last season. For the French rider, defending his podium isn’t a problem, which he confirmed in an interview with DAZN Spain.
"I have fulfilled my dream of becoming world champion, and now I want more,” he said. “But I don't feel any additional pressure. If anything, now I’m more motivated to reconfirm myself. I don't have to prove anything to anyone."
He’ll soon be going up against Marquez, who will finally be able to start the championship without obstacles, unlike what happened in the recent past. This is also good news for Fabio.
"The pleasure of going up against Marc is different than what you feel when you go up against other riders, and winning against him is another thing. I have to be honest," he stated.
Quartararo then glossed over his future.
"I’d say that Yamaha is my brand, but I want to have the best bike and the best project, and nothing has been decided yet," he stated.
The last comment was about Pedro Acosta, the very young prodigy who won the Moto3 title during his debut in the World Championship last year.
"It surprised me a lot. I expect him next year in the MotoGP,” the French rider concluded.