MotoGP Teruel: Fabio Quartararo fails to recover title lead

After losing the title lead to Joan Mir in the first race at Aragon, Mir was able to extend his title lead in the Teruel GP after Quartararo finished in P8.

Fabio Quartararo had a tough time at MotorLand Aragón, in the first race weekend there he was only able to salvage a P18 finish after his tyre expanded making it nearly impossible to corner, running off at nearly every turn and giving away positions like they were charity flyers, in this race Joan Mir was able to take a third-place finish, overtaking the Frenchman in the standings.

Thankfully for Quartararo, he only had a week to wait for the next race where he felt he could improve and potentially take back the title lead, however, it was not meant to be, finishing in P8 with 8 points, compared to Mir finishing in P3 with a haul of 16 points, opening up a gap of 14 points now which unless Mir has an awful next few races, will take at least two rounds to recover if Fabio is able to win both races at Valencia.

Speaking on his race Quartararo said, “Unfortunately, I wanted more, this morning we found an improvement on the bike but did not feel this in the race, straightaway the feeling was not great,” practically dooming his race from lap one as once again we watched him drop positions whilst his teammate Franco Morbidelli was able to win the race on an incredibly similar bike.

Quartararo remains positive, looking ahead to Valencia, a track he favours and has good memories at, finishing here last year in P2 on the M1 behind Marc Marquez.

“We are in the points and did a good race, Maverick was suffering a lot, we will try to be faster in the next race, we had great feelings there [Valencia] last year, we will feel better there.”

There are three races to go, only 14 points [to recover], we know how fast and different we can do in one race. I am not happy about this race but I know the next three races will be good for us.”

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