Fabio Quartararo was 3rd in the Jerez Tests, while Johann Zarco was 13th
MotoGP was not done with the circuit of Jerez, which hosted this weekend the Spanish…
MotoGP was not done with the circuit of Jerez, which hosted this weekend the Spanish Grand Prix won by Francesco Bagnaia. The drivers continued to drive on the track on Monday during official tests, this time in front of empty stands.
For Fabio Quartararo, the record was much better than Saturday and Sunday, even if all the drivers do not have the same objectives on such a day. Twelfth of the sprint and tenth in the race, the Frenchman from Yamaha set the third fastest time in these tests, with a lap of 1’36”725. He was only beaten by the two Ducati VR46 riders, Marco Bezzecchi, author of the best mark in 1’36”574, and Luca Marini (in 1’36”678).
During the 88 loops completed, Quartararo applied himself to simulating fast turns, his main weakness on the handlebars of the M1 this year. He also tried out a few new parts and was one of a handful of riders who tested a radio communication system with race control that could be used to warn competitors of danger on the track.
For his part, Johann Zarco (Pramac) set the 13th time in 1’37”326. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) finished 6th, while Franco Morbidelli, Quartararo’s teammate at Yamaha, emerged in 16th place.