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MotoGP, Quartararo: "Huge problems with my arm. The bike is too heavy."

"I've already had surgery twice, and it seemed to have resolved it. Instead, I was in pain since mid-race. Strange because, in 2023, I never suffered like this, and I'm training like never before. We have to find a solution."

MotoGP: Quartararo:

Fabio Quartararo's weekend at Mugello was truly one to forget. After withdrawing from the Sprint Race, he came in at a miserable 18th place in the GP, emblematic of Yamaha's current state but, above all, what was troubling is the French rider's physical condition, which tormented him for a good part of the race.

"I'm not happy," he began. " Especially because, from mid-race, I had a problem that prevented me from riding at my best. Unfortunately, on this kind of track, my arm is at it's limit, so we'll have to find a solution. The lack of grip and the characteristics of our engine make the bike very heavy. I think the priority is to return to the sensations of the past. Did I expect more from the race? Of  course, I especially expected more grip. I don't know why it was so low. In general, I was taken surprise by how heavy my M1 was. We'll have to analyze that. We actually struggled all weekend, but it was worse in the race."

Are your physical difficulties due to aerodynamics?

"It had already happened to me in Jerez, and I've already had arm surgery twice,"  El Diablo exclaimed. "Both went well but, halfway through the GP, it was as if my muscle was already at it's maximum level of fatigue. I really don't know what to do because I'm training like never before. It's strange because I never experienced issues like this in 2023. Obviously, something in the way the bike was made this year is wrong because, even if we progress, the weight in the changes in direction is still considerable, and we have to figure out why."

 

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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