Fabio Quartararo Reveals What He Thinks Is Possible For Yamaha In Jerez
After two disappointing weekends to start the season, Fabio Quartararo got back on the podium in Austin. He hopes to fight for victory at the Spanish GP.
Following his third-place finish in Austin at the Americas Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo is quite content about his current form.
Knowing he was overambitious and asking too much from his Yamaha M1 in the Sprint, the Frenchman was able to stay in podium contention during the Feature Race.
“To be back on the podium in Austin felt great, but we need to do more work. My starts improved a lot in Austin compared to Argentina, and that did help in achieving third place in the Race.”
For the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, the Frenchman hopes to be able to fight for even more and thinks Yamaha will be able to fight for the win.
“Jerez is a good circuit for us. We are usually quite competitive here, and we can fight for the win, so that‘s the aim for this year as well.”
In 2022, Quartararo was only excelled by Francesco Bagnaia. The two had set an incredible pace to beat the rest of the field by more than ten seconds.
A Crucial Weekend For Yamaha
The Spanish Grand Prix weekend will be especially important for the whole team as there is a one-day IRTA test scheduled for Monday.
Yamaha will be keen to test as many new parts as possible in order to bring Fabio Quartararo back into title contention.
Compared to their rivals at Ducati and KTM, the Japanese are lacking behind in multiple development departments.
So much so that their superstar Quartararo has become much more relentless to criticize the team’s development in recent weeks.