MotoGP: 'Make the Bike Easier to Ride,' Says Quartararo After Dissapointing Mugello Race

At the demanding Mugello track, Quartararo's struggles led him to drop from 15th on the grid to a disappointing 18th-place finish.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 4, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Over the past 12 months, Yamaha has implemented numerous changes to its M1 challenger. Fabio Quartararo, the team's star rider, has praised the Japanese manufacturer for these new developments intended to enhance performance. However, Quartararo has also identified an unintended downside, causing him some physical trouble. The issue has exacerbated the arm problems he experienced at Jerez last month. Quartararo's struggles were particularly evident at Mugello, a track known for its demanding corners. Despite his best efforts, he dropped from 15th on the grid to finish in a disappointing 18th place. This poor result underscored the challenges posed by the bike's new design and left him without any points for the race, a significant setback in his championship campaign.

Quartararo explained: 'It was basically a very tough race, especially on the physical side. I had an issue with my arm, I could not really ride well on the last ten laps. It's not arm pump, it's just that my arm is on the limit when we're riding at this type of track. It's unfortunate that we couldn't be fast. We had expected more from this Race. We struggle when the grip is low. Hopefully we can find a solution to make the bike easier to ride. We have some things planned for tomorrow's test to combat one of our weaker points. If it helps here, I think, it will also help with the physicality of riding.'

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It’s unusual to see Fabio Quartararo outclassed by just about any team-mate, but the Frenchman didn't have an answer to Rins' pace.

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo and Yamaha 

After winning the MotoGP Championship in 2021, Fabio Quartararo has faced some difficulties. Despite receiving offers from other teams, the 25-year-old French rider decided to stay with Yamaha, believing in their future direction even amid current challenges.

MotoGP Honda vs Yamaha

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In the championship standings, Quartararo is currently in 13th place with 32 points. His teammate, Alex Rins, is in 20th place with 8 points. Yamaha, with 40 points, is ahead of Honda and its satellite team, LCR Honda, holding 9th place in the team standings.

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