Fabio Quartararo before the French GP: “We are not ready for victory”
After his setbacks in the Spanish Grand Prix, where he suffered a fall, a penalty,…
After his setbacks in the Spanish Grand Prix, where he suffered a fall, a penalty, and a tenth place finish on Sunday, Fabio Quartararo is ready to move on by tackling the French Grand Prix this weekend. “Jerez is the past, and it was also good to have tests on Monday to have a little more freedom on the track”he announced this Thursday at a press conference.
The Yamaha rider is all the more eager to go into the forward gear as he will be riding in front of an audience that is expecting a first French success in MotoGP. “I have always fought for victory here, he said before being cheered by the crowd that had invaded the pit lane at the end of the afternoon. It’s great to have the support of the fans. »
“We know that we are in a situation where we have never been in so much trouble, but we must remain calm”
Quartararo does not forget that he is going through difficult times in the Championship, where he is in 11th place in the general clification. He did not hide his difficulties when discussing the potential of his Yamaha: “We know that we are in a situation where we have never been in so much trouble, but we must remain calm. I will try to be much calmer. I tend to get angry more easily because it’s hard to admit that, for the moment, we are not ready for victory. You just have to work to be able to get back there. »
Johann Zarco was also given a standing ovation by the Sarthe public and the Frenchman from Pramac announced his ambitions: “Le Mans is a circuit that I like, I hope to fight for the top positions. In Jerez I tried to be more competitive in both races and to be closer to the guys in front. I can hope for a good weekend, despite the tricky conditions. We don’t know if it will be wet or dry, but I can adapt quickly and find an advantage in it. »