MotoGP: Quartararo Happy After 'Unlucky' Crash in Home Race, Here is why

Despite crashing late in the French Grand Prix, Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo is happy with his performance since he feels competitive for the first time this year.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 14, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

At the 2024 Le Mans Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo thrilled his home audience with an outstanding display on the tough Yamaha machinery. He started the race in eighth place on the grid, but he failed to finish the race. Sadly, the 2021 world champion's race was cut short on lap 17 of 27 due to a crash at Turn 9. He had been running in sixth place. However, Quartararo was still pleased with his performance in the M1, highlighting the fact that his team had made substantial changes for the warm-up session, which he continued to use for the main race. What made the 2024 French Grand Prix even more spectacular was the fact that he was wearing a unique and eye-catching livery for this Le Mans Race.

Fabio Quartararo said: 'I think this is the first time that I am this happy after a race where I crashed. It's because this was the first time this year that we were really inside the top 6 and that we were fighting. I was fighting well. I was fighting with Aleix. I saw some great riders in front of me, and I think I got a bit too motivated for the pace that we had and, unfortunately, I crashed. I'm pretty happy with how the Race went, apart from the mistake we made at the end. But I still think we can be happy about our Race. Seeing the fans always supporting me, we had to give everything we had.'

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‘We made big changes on the bike that have been quite positive. We decided to go with this bike, and I think it will be our new base moving forward,' Quartararo added.

MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo and Yamaha 

After winning the MotoGP Championship in 2021, Fabio Quartararo encountered difficulties. Although he has received offers from other teams on the grid, the 25-year-old French rider has decided to recommit to the Japanese company Yamaha because he is positive about their trajectory, even though they are now having challenges.

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In the championship rankings, Quartararo is currently in the 12th position with 25 points. On the other hand, his teammate Alex Rins is in 20th place with 7 points. Meanwhile, with 32 points, Yamaha is just ahead of Honda and its satellite team, LCR Honda, and takes 9th place in the standings.

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