After testing the prototype of his 2022 motorcycle, Fabio Quartararo was critical of the lack of significant progress on the part of Yamaha, weighing his future within the team that l ‘led to the title of world champion.
Fabio Quartararo already knows that the 2022 season will not be easy. Indeed, the last races this year have confirmed the rise in power, from all points of view, of Ducati. But, what seems to pose the most problem for the 2021 world champion is what his Yamaha team is preparing to respond to Borgo Panigale’s firm. Without however asserting that it is « worry « , Fabio Quartararo ensures that, for his part, » we haven’t made any progress, that’s for sure »On the occasion of the two days of testing organized on the Angel-Nieto Circuit in Jérez de la Frontera, who came to conclude the on-track activities for the year 2021.
The Niçois, who will be at the end of his contract at the end of the 2022 season, is already putting pressure on his employer. » I hope we will make progress in Sepang, because we tested a lot of things and I didn’t really feel any progress He adds. In Andalusia, Yamaha brought a revised and corrected chassis… with a mixed record from Fabio Quartararo. » There was a new chassis, but I didn’t feel the slightest progress.s, said the Frenchman this Friday at the end of the last day of testing. We are looking for a little more grip at the rear and that really hasn’t been the case. Nothing very positive on this day. They really know where they need to improve. It is the most important. «
As for the engine, the Niçois regretted having had the same as last September, during the tests organized in Misano. » This is not enough, of course. We need a lot more power to fight with Ducati, recalled the world champion. We tested part of the 2022 bike. I hope this is only the first step. It lacks top speed, more than power. “Faced with the press, Fabio Quartararo expressed his grievances concerning the motorcycle for next season but it remains for the Iwata firm to respond to its top rider… at the risk of seeing him respond favorably to the sirens of the competition .