Fabio Quartararo (4. / Yamaha): “I’m used to it” / MotoGP

Yamaha star Fabio Quartararo’s home run did not go according to plan for the world champion. In Le Mans he was only able to become number 4, but he still takes the lead in the world championship with him to the next MotoGP race in Mugello.

After starting as number four on Saturday, Fabio Quartararo knew he would be tough on the Ducati riders up front. That the Frenchman came further behind in the start at Le Mans did not help the Yamaha factory rider as it had ruined his hopes of a first home win.

During the race, the 23-year-old bit the teeth of Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaró, and the MotoGP world champion was unable to perform a decisive maneuver. He missed the podium by a tenth of a second, winner Enea Bastianini finished four seconds ahead of Quartararo on his Ducati.

“Aleix was very fast the whole race, but I just could not overtake. We were not able to overtake, ”clarified the Frenchman after the race of 27 laps. “Except when another driver made a mistake. In addition, there were three falls in front of me. There is a lot of acceleration and braking on this lane, but I could not overtake.”

“I lose too much on start / finish straight, then I can not start a maneuver in turn 3, before turn 9 we have the same problem. I lose ten meters or more on an equal footing and in front of me are MotoGP winners. I can not brake 15 meters later, ‘stressed Quartararo, who continues to lead the World Cup. “If you make a mistake in the beginning, your race is over. I can overtake on some tracks, but it has not worked this year.”

The Yamaha factory rider then added: “I am not happy with this race. Without the falls, I would have ended up much further back, I can not be satisfied with that. “

“Our pace was good, you could clearly see that in practice. As soon as I’m in the field during the race and do not have a clear stretch and can not overtake, so be it. I’m already used to it, so I’m not even sorry, “Fabio remarked in the interview.” I always give 100 percent, and our speed was amazing. “

MotoGP results, Le Mans (May 15):

1. Bastianini, Ducati, 27 laps in 41: 34.613 min.

3. Aleix Espargaró, Aprilia, +4.182
4. Quartararo, Yamaha, +4.288
5. Zarco, Ducati, +11.139
6. Marc Marquez, Honda, +15,155
7. Nakagami, Honda, +16,680
8. Brad Binder, KTM, +18,459
9. Marini, Ducati, +20,541
10. Vinales, Aprilia, +21.486
11. Pol Asparagus, Honda, +22,707
12. Bezzecchi, Ducati, +23,408
13. In Giannantonio, Ducati, +26.432

15. Morbidelli, Yamaha, +29.433
16. Dovizioso, Yamaha, +38.149
17. Darryn Binder, Yamaha, +59.748
– Oliveira, KTM, 3 laps down
– Bagnaia, Ducati, 7 laps down
– Martin, Ducati, 11 laps behind
Mir, Suzuki, 14 laps left
– Fernández, KTM, 21 laps down
Rins, Suzuki, 22 laps left
– Gardner, KTM, 24 laps left

Championship status after 7 of 21 Grand Prix:

1. Quartararo 102 points. 2 Aleix Espargaró 98 3 Bastianini 94 4 Rins 69 5 Miller 62 6 Zarco 62 7 Bagnaia 56 8 Brad Binder 56 9 Mir 56 10 Marc Marquez 54 11 Oliveira 43. Morbidelli 19 18 Bezzecchi 19 19 Alex Marquez 18 20 Dovizioso 8 21. Darryn Binder 6. 22. Di Giannantonio 3. 23. Gardner 3.

Constructors’ Championship:

1. Ducati 156 points. 2. Yamaha 102. 3. Aprilia 99. 4. KTM 84. 5. Suzuki 80. 6. Honda 67.

Team WC:

1. Aprilia Racing 131 points. 2 Suzuki Ecstar 125 3 Monster Energy Yamaha 121 4 Ducati Lenovo 118 5 Red Bull KTM Factory 99 6 Gresini Racing MotoGP 97 7 Repsol Honda 94 8 Pramac Racing 90 9 LCR Honda 48 10 Mooney VR46 Racing 1 Yamaha RNF 11 Med Tech Factory 1 Yamaha RNF3U . 3

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