Strong words from the Frenchman about their MotoGP title campaign so far which started with two wins including a Yamaha triple podium in Andalucia.
Fabio Quartararo is lucky to still have the title lead following his 13th place finish in Styria, not forgetting the previous weekend where he looked to finish outside the top 15 before the red flag stopped the race.
Yamah have issues with their bike in many areas, mostly in the brakes as Maverick Vinales proved as his brakes ‘exploded‘ on the run up to Turn 1.
“We were really struggling during the race,” said Fabio Quartararo who currently leads the MotoGP standings by a mere 3 points over Andrea Dovizioso.
“Every weekend we have something more, [we are] struggling and struggling, we are too slow in the straights, acceleration, stopping performance and turning, we have lost a lot since last year, we need to brake so hard [that] we lose our brakes.”
“I asked Rossi if he had brake problems and he confirmed he did, we have many problems and need to work with Yamaha as we cannot win a championship like this.” Short but sweet from the Frenchman, confirming the thoughts of many, if Yamaha want a MotoGP title, their first since 2015, they need to give their riders the tools to do the job.
Looking forward to Misano Quartararo continued, “San Marino is a race I really like, it is better for our bike but we have problems [with the bike], we aim to do our best but must see what position we arrive in but of course I will give my maximum, we need to see and I am ready to fight and give 100%.”
Let’s hope Yamaha can sort their issues before Misano, otherwise their title hopes may fall to pieces like the brakes on Vinales’ bike.
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