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Weird News Le Mans 2021 "The strangest race of my life" for Quartararo

22:35  16 may  2021
22:35  16 may  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

"100 percent adrenaline" Quartararos feeling when he drives a pole round

 "El Diablo" Fabio Quartararo tries to summarize what he feels when he moves with a more than 250 hp MotoGP bike successfully on time attack Fabio Quartararo knows the feeling of driving a pole round with a MotoGP bike. In the two seasons who have spent the young Frenchman so far in the royal class of the motorcycle World Cup, he succeeded at the Yamaha M1 of the Petronas team ten Pole position. In the weekend in Qatar MotoGP Season 2021, Quartararo occurs for the Yamaha work team.

Mit Platz drei hatte Fabio Quartararo angesichts der Umstände nicht gerechnet © MotorSport Images with third place Fabio Quartararo had not expected the circumstances

to the Grand Prix of France on Sunday in Le Mans had Fabio Quartararo in his career In the motorcycle World Cup has never been a so-called flag-to-flag race. Because in the classes Moto3 and Moto2, where he initiated in the years 2015 to 2018, there are not such races with motorcycle change at all. And in the royal class MotoGP, in the Quartararo has been running since 2019, there had been this up to date last flag-to-flag race in the 2017 season in Brno.

After now he has stated such a race with motorcycle changes, quartararo says: "Honestly, that was the strangest race of my life." Started by the pole, the Frenchman ended his home race as a third. On the way to this podium place is for him but a lot happened.

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"With the Holeshot Device I went extremely far in the first curve. I thought only, I could not stop at all. Since Maverick came past me on the inner car," Quartararo reported. The addressed teammate Maverick Vinales had also activated the Holeshot Device at his start of the second position, but had no difficulty. "I used it and it worked well. I had no problems with it," says Vinales on demand.

Quartararo fell not only behind Vinales on the first meters, but also behind Ducati pilot Jack Miller, who also started with Holeshot, back. "I was third place and it started to get easy to rain. Maverick and Jack were very careful at this time," recalls the Frenchman, who passed to both for a short time.

penalty after "Falshparken" at the motorcycle change

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"But then it began to rain really violent and I wondered why there is no red flag," recalls Quartararo. "Then suddenly I came to mind: Damn, we drive here a motogp race and have a second bike available." So it went for the entire field for motorcycle change to the pit lane.

"As we turned into the pit lane, I honestly drove as if I were sitting on a motorcycle for the first time. I steered very carefully," describes Quartararo and makes a gesture with his hands, which shows that he shows the bike there Completely upright drove.

The Honda Pilot Marc Marquez, which is just behind him, then "a bit pressed and we drove directly side by side," said Yamaha pilot in allusion to the scene, as the two rivals of the 2019 season 2009 elbows to elbows in the pit to lead. The biggest problem for Quartararo was not Marquez (the few rounds later crashed ), but that he immediately followed the motorcycle change directly next to the second bike for teammate Vinales.

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"I've been practicing such a thing during the free workouts again and again. But this time it was not exercise. It was not very great, but I've learned something," says Quartararo, who is for the "false park" in the Boxing lane has trapped a punishment in the form of a long-lap penalty.

This punishment he joined in the second half of the race, but still had to give himself ahead against Miller, who had to drive even twice the detour by the penalty gap and also a ride through the pebbles. Six rounds before the end, Johann Zarco (Pramac-Ducati) moved past Quartararo, which was ultimately third.

Podstock and World Cup leadership directly after OP

The result is therefore satisfactory for Quartararo because it has to operate directly after the Spain Grand Prix due to arm pump on the right forearm.

"Jerez was a great disappointment, because I was there on the winning course," reminds the Yamaha pilot, for which Le Mans was now the first race with the freshly operated arm. He did not meet him that it was not a completely dry race, which would have been physically more stressful.

"In the second free training, I had a little pain on a dry route. In the race, it was good that the conditions were others and we did not have to drive 27 laps," says Quartararo and underlines: "After surgery and in the face of circumstances I feel unbelievable to this podium place. "

More: With its third place, Quartararo has taken back the lead in the

MotoGP Total Range of 2021 at the same fourth place of the Table Leader. Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati).

MotoGP driver unins: would have to see Quartararo the black flag? .
© MotorSport Images At Fabio Quartararo, about five laps spaced from the zipper Racing end after Fabio Quartararo completed the MotoGP race in Barcelona with open leather coil, a discussion is burned out, whether the Yamaha pilot from the officials His own safety should have been stopped - for example with the black flag, as some riders on Sunday said . "I think it will come to language in the security commission," says Marc Marquez, "but in my view it is unfair if you show him the black flag."

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