Fabio Quartararo Certain Abrasion Injuries From Aragon Won't Hinder Him At Japanese Grand Prix
After his Aragon incident with Marc Marquez and his Alpinestars leathers opening in the crash, Fabio Quartararo does not think the abrasions on his chest will deter him from racing at Motegi.
Although having suffered massive abrasions on his chest, the Frenchman is confident he will be on top of his game for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Due to an unforced error by Marc Marquez, Quartararo hit the back of the Spaniard, being hit by his own bike in the process of falling.
Fabio Quartararo after his crash at the Aragon Grand Prix – Image provided by Motorsport Images
To The Race, Alpinestars explained this lead to extreme pressures on the zipper of the French’s leathers, which opened and exposed his upper body to the bare asphalt.
“For sure, it’s going to be burning in the first sessions, but I think it’s not going to be a problem”, reassures the championship leader. With his lead melting to ten points, the pressure is now on.
In spite of that, Quartararo knows that although having not been able to overtake at Misano and Silverstone and suffering from unfortunate incidents like in Aragon and Assen his race pace was enough to fight the Ducatis.
At Thursday’s press conference at Motegi, the 2021 World Champion stated:”At the end, we are competitive at every track. In the past I have never been competitive at Aragon and the Red Bull Ring, but this year I had a pretty strong pace.”
“Of course there are some [issues] like overtaking, but I think this track is quite good.” He refers to races in the past:.
Fabio Quartararo at the Japanese Grand Prix press conference – Image provided by Motorsport Images
“I’ve been super strong here and I’m looking forward to being back [here] because I have some really good memories.”
Back in 2019, Quartararo’s first and only MotoGP outing at Motegi, the Frenchman finished second, nearly beating the then dominating Marc Marquez.