While he will start only from the 13th position on the starting grid of the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna, Fabio Quartararo assured not to be disappointed, admitting to have limited the risks in an unconscious way.
On paper, the result is far from positive. Eliminated in Q1 during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna, Fabio Quartararo achieved the worst result of his career in MotoGP with a 13th position on the starting grid. The Niçois, if he admits to having been disappointed at first but having kept it to himself, quickly put it into perspective. “In the fourth free practice session, when I saw Iker Lecuona and Francesco Bagnaia in front of me and the two were also going to participate in Q1, I told myself that it was going to be very difficult to pass, entrusted the leader of the world championship to the British magazine Autosport. And I finished third in this Q1. “While he was not expecting such a poor performance, Fabio Quartararo said that certain factors contributed to it. “We had some problems and I did not take enough risks in the last sectors. However, this is something I can understand, added Fabio Quartararo. Even if it is not in a conscious way, I didn’t take any risks in the wet areas and that’s why I wasn’t as disappointed as that. »
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Quartararo: “Unconsciously, I didn’t take a lot of risks”
While he can be crowned world champion this weekend, Fabio Quartararo can also see Francesco Bagnaia restart the duel in Misano. A risk of falling which, unconsciously, did not allow the Niçois to free himself on the handlebars. ” What I can say is that, subconsciously, I did not take a lot of risks on the wetlands because, if you look at my time on the first sector, I was the second fastest in Q2 even if I did not take part, summarizes the Yamaha rider. The track conditions did not improve and I was still very fast. The only areas where I lost a lot were the last two and this is where there were wetlands so I’m not that worried. “While the conditions in which the qualifying session were” exactly those (which he) hates, Fabio Quartararo made against bad luck. ” I did my bestx, admits the Habs. The 13th position is the best result I could have obtained in Q1. »While Francesco Bagnaia will start from pole position and can count on the other Ducati riders to protect him, Fabio Quartararo will have to attack to limit the ground lost on the Italian and keep the ascendancy in the championship.