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MotoGP, Quartararo: "I couldn't ride anymore in the last ten laps"

"Unfortunately, my arm started hurting, but it wasn't compartment syndrome. I couldn't turn the bike, and I was in pain when braking. I had Acosta and Aleix in front of me, and it was helpful for me to understand."

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Fabio Quartararo ended up struggling with the Yamaha and his body in the Jerez GP. It was a complicated race for the French rider. All he could do was pull in the oars at the end and console himself with a 15th place behind Nakagami's Honda.

He was very disappointed, and he didn't hide it.

"I tried for a good start, but I wasn't as effective as I thought I'd be," he admitted. "Unfortunately, I had problems with the grip on the rear from the first lap, and I suffered a lot when I had to turn the bike and in braking. In fact, my arm hurst. I couldn't ride anymore during the laps and, as a result, I tried to maintain the pace so as to reach the checkered flag."

Fabio explained what the problem was.
"It happens several times, even when I do motocross. But it's not a limit. When you're comfortable on the bike, you almost never have problems. The moment you aren't comfortable, you start to suffer. It's too bad, because the last ten laps were challenging."

Speaking of the Yamaha, El Diablo analyzes the situation.
"The bike is much more aggressive and, when you ride rteally tight, you're never relaxed. You have to strain when you corner and when you brake hard. Honestly, I didn't expect this pain, especially this early. I tried to battle it out with Pedro and Aleix, noticing differences, and these will help me for tomorrow."

With the Jerez GP filed away, Fabio looks ahead to Monday's tests in Jerez.
"When you have good sensation, every little physical problem goes away. At the end of the day, Jerez is one of the tracks where we suffer more than others with the bike. I hope to have better sensations in Le Mans where you brake differently. The tests? I'm not worried about tomorrow, since we have a lot of work to do."


Translated by Leila Myftija

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