Fabio quartararo on his wrist injury and the 2023 motoGP season
After a disappointing end to the 2022 season, Fabio Quartararo is looking to fight for the title in 2023. However, the Frenchman is still out of action due to a wrist injury.
Fabio Quartararo makes no secret of his high expectations for the 2023 MotoGP season. The 2021 World Champion wants to take back the title from Francesco Bagnaia in the new season.
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Speaking at the Yamaha team presentation in Jakarta, Quartararo explains:
“I’ll make it short – I want to fight for the World Championship again. I believe in my team and in Yamaha and I want to bring the title back to the factory.”
Yamaha had not caused a surprise with the new bike on Tuesday night. Two new sponsors and a little camouflage on the bike are the most noteworthy changes.
Number one rider Quartararo explains that the missed title defense last year is a big motivation for him and the whole team. Even the Yamaha star’s wrist injury is not expected to hinder his title conquest in the new year.
Quartararo injured his left hand during Motocross training in December, which meant the Frenchman was unable to train on the bike so far.
“It’s been a little over a month now. I feel much better and will start training on the bike again next week,” said the eleven-time MotoGP race winner.
Despite the injury, he has been “working non-stop to be 100 percent fit” for the new season. For Quartararo, the season begins at the MotoGP test in Sepang from 10 to 12 February.
he Frenchman will then take to the racetrack for the first time with his new work equipment. “I am very curious to test the new M1 in Sepang in February.”
For Yamaha, Sepang will play a crucial role in the new season after the disappointment of the post-season test in November.
The long-standing engine problems did not seem to have been eradicated in Valencia. Whether the work on the power unit has paid off will finally be seen in Sepang. Quartararo is optimistic and trusts his team:
“We are taking it step by step. But I expect to be ready – Yamaha and the team have worked very hard.”