MotoGP 2022. Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi. Fabio Quartararo: “We’ve shown we can compete everywhere” – MotoGP

The world champion says he has recovered physically, and appears calm off the ratings and the possibility of rain: “Things in Aragon went poorly, but we showed we can compete anywhere. I have a little pain, but the bike ride shouldn’t be a problem”

September 22 2022

cas always, Fabio Quartararo Maintains calm: if it was Worrybecause it would be legitimate that it was hiding very well. After all, as he said even before Aragon, nothing will change, Mood does not change Technical situation.

Today, finally, and for the first time, I’m back in training after the accident: I have a little pain all overBut I don’t think cycling is a problem. We will understand it better in FP1.”

What do you think about Motegi, could he put you in trouble?

“In fact, I think we showed that we can compete anywhere: I was competitive in Aragon as well, but the race ended very soon. As a step we are always efficient, but obviously the problem of overcoming it is still there.”

What if it rains?

“At the moment you don’t have to worry. In 2019 it was raining when you finished second: there is usually a lot of control here: the higher the number, the better for us. There are no reasons to be afraid of a wet race”

How do you see the tournament?

“There are three of us at 17, and that brings us to the pressure really hard: there’s no point in doing the math”

cWith only 10 points of advantages, change your strategy?

“No. I always do my best, as I learned to do in 2020, when I was always happy even when I only got one point: then, at the end of the tournament, I was 30-40 points off the top, but I was still trying to win By racing. Now my advantage has diminished, but my mentality has not changed.”

Do you think Bastianini could be considered fighting for the title?

“He’s a great rider, someone who goes really fast, but only loses five races, I think he doesn’t have a lot of chances. Of course, if the three of us made mistakes he could even come back, but I don’t think he could be considered fighting for the title. He’s definitely a contender. for GP”

The last time we raced here, there was no ‘downgrading’: will it affect the GP too much?

“Yes, it will change a lot, and it will be used more than once during a lap, of course if it is dry. I think we will go a lot faster than in 2019, because everything has improved: bikes, cyclists, tires. The lowering device can make a difference in the conditions. dry”