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Motorcycles Fabio Quartararo Wins Again In Jerez

02:40  28 july  2020
02:40  28 july  2020 Source:   cycleworld.com

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Fabio Quartararo won the Andalucia Grand Prix and swept the second consecutive MotoGP weekend at Circuito de Jerez , scoring maximum points Sunday with the first two wins of his career to start the 2020 season. It also was a sweep of the podium for Yamaha.

© Provided by The Indian Express. Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha led from start to finish in the scorching heat of Jerez to win an incident-packed Andalusian MotoGP on Sunday. Frenchman Quartararo , who also won the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last weekend

Fabio Quartararo’s win was a 100-percent professional job, as he again qualified on pole, then led every lap, pulling away from the field at a 1:38-per-lap pace. Once his lead was secure at 4.5 seconds, he slowed into the 39s and cruised to the win.

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Fabio Quartararo won the Grand Prix of Andalusia with a massive lead. © Provided by Cycle World Fabio Quartararo won the Grand Prix of Andalusia with a massive lead.

Conditions were even hotter than last weekend’s Spanish MotoGP, also held here at Jerez. Air temperature rose above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and track temperature to 145 Fahrenheit. Of 21 starters only 13 were running at the end.

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Frenchman Fabio Quartararo won for the second straight week at Jerez on Sunday as he dominated the Andalucia MotoGP while bikes crashed and broke down behind him in searing heat. Quartararo , on a satellite Yamaha, was followed home by Spaniard Maverick Vinales and Italian veteran Valentino

JEREZ , Spain (Reuters) - Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha led from start to finish in the scorching heat of Jerez to win an incident-packed Andalusian MotoGP on Sunday. Frenchman Quartararo , who also won the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last weekend

The three Yamahas of Quartararo, Maverick Viñales, and Valentino Rossi led the way into turn 1. At the last turn on lap one, Viñales dove for first and ran wide, letting Rossi through to second, where he remained for 11 laps. It was grand to see him again on a podium trajectory.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Valentino Rossi moved to second place early in the Grand Prix of Andalusia, ultimately finishing third. © Provided by Cycle World Valentino Rossi moved to second place early in the Grand Prix of Andalusia, ultimately finishing third.

“I tried to overtake Fabio but I thought he was closer to me so I opened the line. But he was very smart and cut the line, then I lost a position to Valentino,” Viñales said.

“Every time I was close to Valentino I couldn’t stop the bike and I spent a lot trying to get past him.

“So I decided to give a little bit of room to cool down the tires and then push, but then I started fighting with the Ducatis.”

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© Getty Images Fabio Quartararo in action. Fabio Quartararo earned a dominant pole-to-flag victory to make it two wins from two to start the MotoGP World Championship season. A week on from securing a maiden premier class win , Quartararo doubled up in Jerez to earn maximum points at a

Fabio Quartararo joked his family is starting to "get a bit drunk" after doubling up in Jerez to begin the MotoGP World Championship. The Frenchman was dominant from pole position at the Andalusia Grand Prix to pass the chequered flag in first place for the second week running and just seven days on from

By lap six the lead trio was pursued by Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia, Takaaki Nakagami, and Franco Morbidelli. Of this group, Morbidelli would suffer another of Yamaha’s stoppages: “The bike just stopped and we don’t know why.”

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Fabio Quartararo won the Grand Prix of Andalusia with a massive lead. © MotoGP Fabio Quartararo won the Grand Prix of Andalusia with a massive lead.

Miller, having passed Viñales on lap 10, would succumb to an over-temperatured front tire: “I tried to avoid the slipstream to try and make sure the front tire wouldn’t get too hot. But I had to make a few lunges on the brakes and when you’re doing that the front tire gains temperature. I just lost grip and in the end I lost everything.”

Bagnaia would impress by advancing to third, then was a solid second for eight laps, only to show smoke with seven laps to go, and receive a stop flag. Andrea Dovizioso commented, “Pecco Bagnaia showed what our real potential is. He was very fast, as was Miller.”

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Fabio Quartararo joked his family is starting to "get a bit drunk" after doubling up in Jerez to begin the MotoGP World Championship. The Frenchman was dominant from pole position at the Andalusia Grand Prix to pass the chequered flag in first place for the second week running and just seven days on from

Fabio Quartararo won from pole position at the Andalucia Grand Prix on Sunday for his second consecutive win since the MotoGP season started following the Fabio Quartararo competes in the Andalucia Grand Prix at the Jerez race track in Jerez de la Frontera on July 26. Photographer: 2020.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Smoke billowing from Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati with seven laps to the finish ended his chance at a second-place finish. © Provided by Cycle World Smoke billowing from Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati with seven laps to the finish ended his chance at a second-place finish.

Engine failure in MotoGP has not been common, surely because of the extensive development required to give each engine the required capability of completing three weekends. Last weekend Rossi’s M1 showed a red light, meaning stop forthwith, but that might mean only that (1) a critical sensor, such as for oil pressure, had failed, or (2) that high oil temperature had led to a drop in pressure. In either case, the subject engines may be capable of being used again, provided Dorna’s seals are not disturbed during non-disassembly examination at the factory. Oil analysis will show whether bearing failure (copper, lead, tin, indium) or piston ring scoring (iron, nickel) were in progress, and bores and other internals can be inspected by fiber optic borescope. Sensors can be checked by familiar electronic means. Static leak-down testing can reveal the condition of valve and piston ring sealing.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Valentino Rossi moved to second place early in the Grand Prix of Andalusia, ultimately finishing third. © Monster Energy Yamaha Valentino Rossi moved to second place early in the Grand Prix of Andalusia, ultimately finishing third.

Quartararo, up front in fresh air, could keep his tires comfortable. Rossi said of him, “Fabio is a little bit faster (than me) but especially he doesn’t stress the tires. It’s like he’s on silk.”

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JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA: Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha led from start to finish in the scorching heat of Jerez to win an incident-packed Andalusian MotoGP on Sunday. Frenchman Quartararo , who also won the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last weekend, cruised to victory

JEREZ , Spain (Reuters) - Fabio Quartararo of Petronas Yamaha led from start to finish in the scorching heat of Jerez to win an incident-packed Andalusian MotoGP on Sunday. Frenchman Quartararo , who also won the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix last weekend

Viñales, urgently needing to be second, was in heat trouble in later laps: “…I was stuck behind Vale and I couldn’t breathe most of the laps. I was destroyed. I don’t know why, maybe because of the heat coming from the other bikes, but I couldn’t do more.”

a motorcycle that is lying down in the sand: Maverick Viñales fought the heat to a second-place finish at the second MotoGP weekend in a row at Jerez. © Provided by Cycle World Maverick Viñales fought the heat to a second-place finish at the second MotoGP weekend in a row at Jerez.

The heat plumes from such powerful bikes—from the exhaust and from their tall arrays of heat exchangers—are easily visible as the lower air density in them produces shimmering visual distortions.

“I was saving something for the last five laps, and I pushed at the end when I had a good rhythm again.”

At the finish it was Quartararo first, still by 4.5 seconds, then the suffering Viñales, and Rossi, delighted to be back on the podium. He had successfully fought Yamaha’s engineers to be allowed to make disapproved setup changes to improve the corner entry of his M1. Up to today he has had to consider the possibility that he is no longer competitive.

a group of people riding skis on a snowy road: An all-Yamaha sweep of the podium at the Grand Prix of Andalusia after just 13 of the 22 entrants finished. © Provided by Cycle World An all-Yamaha sweep of the podium at the Grand Prix of Andalusia after just 13 of the 22 entrants finished.

Team principal Lyn Jarvis said of this, “…in the end, Vale’s insistence…paid off,” but also noted that, “This leads to an additional arduous job to manage.” This last remark seems to imply a big job like a chassis switch, but I’ve not been able to find further explanation.

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The analytical and meticulous Dovizioso had fascinating things to say about tire behavior in these extreme conditions. Qualifying a disastrous 14th, he was able to finish 6th, keeping him 3rd in championship points, behind Quartararo and Vinales. Others, who rose higher in the race only to DNF, are nowhere in points, making it clear why Dovi has a factory ride. A rider’s performance is validated only by finishing.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Andrea Dovizioso sits third in the championship points thanks to finishing in sixth at the GP of Andalusia. © Provided by Cycle World Andrea Dovizioso sits third in the championship points thanks to finishing in sixth at the GP of Andalusia.

As a week ago, he described inconsistent grip. “The bike does not change every lap. The problem is not being able to manage the sliding and this makes different things happen every time. I cannot do a consistent run.

“All the problems of the new Michelins came out in the tests at the end of the season and at the beginning of 2020. We had all been riding for years in a way that now it is no longer possible to replicate.”

A result of the coronavirus epidemic is that testing and analysis that would have been done earlier this year must now be compressed into these practice sessions and early races. Riders can hope that tire management will become easier at events whose weather is less extreme.

Brad Binder (KTM) spoke of  combining acceleration with turning. Others have noticed that a bike that is slightly leaned over (lowering its center of mass somewhat) can actually accelerate harder than one that is upright, the reason being that an upright bike has its center of mass higher and so wheelies at a lower rate of acceleration.

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a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Brad Binder’s day ended with a massive highside. © Provided by Cycle World Brad Binder’s day ended with a massive highside.

Binder said, “…corner entry and braking is where our bike is fantastic. I do lose a bit on corner exit but that’s down to me not quite doing the pick-up as well as I should yet.

“If you have the bike too upright, you have too much wheelie, and if you have too much lean angle, you spin, so you need to try and find that sweet spot.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Smoke billowing from Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati with seven laps to the finish ended his chance at a second-place finish. © MotoGP Smoke billowing from Francesco Bagnaia’s Ducati with seven laps to the finish ended his chance at a second-place finish.

“That’s what the others are good at, especially the ones with a lot of experience.”

What he’s saying here is that to get maximum drive, a rider has to coordinate turning and acceleration. Get turned too soon and the upright bike wheelies, losing the acceleration it might have achieved had the rider done more turning later in the corner, keeping enough lean angle to raise the wheelie limit—and getting a stronger drive.

Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia, completed 17 laps) noted that when the track is slippery, as on these two Sundays, apex speed must be reduced, requiring more acceleration.

He said, “The Aprilia is on a par with the other bikes if it weren’t for the engine.

“With the track so slippery you have to stop the bike more and then accelerate. I don’t have the power to do it and this forces me to enter corners more strongly to keep the speed higher.”

This is what all thinking riders do when they have less acceleration than the competition—they adopt a corner-speed style to keep their speed up, making acceleration less necessary. This is what Freddie Spencer did in riding the Honda NS3 500 two-stroke GP bike in 1982–‘83, and it was what all 125 and 250 riders of the previous century always did.

Álex Rins, injured last week and finished 10th despite considerable pain. Suzuki fielded its “holeshot device” on his bike. “I got an incredible start, but as the laps went on I started to feel more and more pain.”

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a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Álex Rins finished 10th, riding in pain from last weekend’s crash. © Provided by Cycle World Álex Rins finished 10th, riding in pain from last weekend’s crash.

The function of such devices is to allow momentary lowering of one or both ends of the bike, making its center-of-mass height more like that of a dragster, to permit it to accelerate harder before a wheelie sets a limit. One rider reckoned this new addition to the growing list of MotoGP innovations can save as much as two-tenths of a second during the sprint to turn one at the start of a race. Like the “Nivomat” of some years ago, it uses suspension motion to store energy that can then be used to alter ride height, thus getting around the rule that prohibits the use of pumped hydraulics in MotoGP. The device can have use beyond just starting—the bike can be lowered to permit stronger braking and acceleration, then raised to provide corner clearance. This requires the rider to constantly push “elevator buttons” at appropriate times—potentially an expensive distraction. But then riders already have to select ECU maps, as Quartararo noted:

“So happy, we make an amazing pace from the beginning to make the gap, change the mapping so fast.”

a person wearing a costume: Marc Márquez was back just days after breaking his humerus, but withdrew before the race. © Provided by Cycle World Marc Márquez was back just days after breaking his humerus, but withdrew before the race.

Marc Márquez, whose highside in last Sunday’s event broke his right humerus, was back on his bike on Saturday with the break repaired, achieving a lap under 1:38 before deciding that a nerve might be involved, and withdrawing.

Onward to Brno, and to quite different conditions.

Mir taunts Quartararo: "Fabio lost the most at Le Mans" .
Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo talk about their championship fight in front of Aragon - pursuer Andrea Dovizioso does not give up and now wants to attack After the rainy battle in Le Mans (France) has Fabio Quartararo (Petronas-Yamaha) ten championship points ahead of Joan Mir (Suzuki). Five MotoGP races will still be driven in 2020. MotorLand Aragon in Spain will start this weekend. "I think Quartararo is the driver to be beaten this weekend," said Mir as the favorite of the French.

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