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Quartararo “did not unknowingly take risks” in Misano MotoGP qualifying

Quartararo had to pass his second Q1 in his MotoGP career at Misano on Saturday after failing to make it into the top 10 at the end of the damp FP3.

Quartararo, who started his last flying lap on the 13th of the first quarter, couldn’t beat that position, Relegated to 15th place due to yellow flag violation on the tour..

Quartararo can win the championship on Sunday if he surpasses Paulman Francesco Bagnaia He says his worst career qualifying result was because he didn’t unknowingly push the last wet part of the track with slick tires.

“I was disappointed, but I put everything inside,” he said.

“When you were in FP4 and I saw Iker [Lecuona] And Bagnaia, I was in 3rd or 4th place, and both Ikel and Bagnaia were in the first quarter.

“That’s why it’s going to be a tough and tough job,” and I ended up finishing third in the first quarter.

“I’m not saying that was what we expected because we had a hard time and didn’t take enough risk in the last sector.

“But that’s what I can understand. Even if it’s on the subconscious side of my thoughts, I wouldn’t risk these wet patches, and that wouldn’t disappoint me too much. It was. “

He added: “It was a dry condition with wet patches on slick tires, but I need to improve myself.

“But what I can say is that I don’t think I’m unknowingly taking a lot of risk with wet patches. Looking at my sector 1, even if I’m not there, it’s the second fastest in the second quarter. Because.

“But the situation hasn’t improved and I’m still really fast.

“I lost a lot in only the last two, and only two had wet patches, so I’m not too worried.”

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Photo: Gold and Goose / Motorsport image

When asked by Motorsport.com if first-quarter risk management was the first example of final thinking about championship permutations this weekend, he said:

“First, I tried everything in FP3 and got into the second quarter right away, but it’s not over so far. I think it’s about three tenths. And it’s a big improvement in wetness. bottom.

“But this afternoon, I really hate the condition and did my best, so P13 is the best result I can get in Q1.

“I had to use two tires I didn’t like, soft front and soft rear, so let’s see which tire to use for tomorrow’s race.

“But under these conditions, they were the tires I had to use, so tomorrow morning I’ll start with another tire.”

Quartararo also said he did not want the team to update him on the status of the championship during the Sunday race when Bagnaia was standing on the pole. He feels it puts unnecessary pressure on him.

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