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Motorcycles Fabio Quartararo takes Yamaha in the duty: "Jerez test was not positive"

13:05  20 november  2021
13:05  20 november  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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"we have tried many things, but I have not felt a progress," says the two MotoGP test days in Jerez the conclusion of World Champion Fabio Quartararo. The Yamaha driver has already stated after the first day of the test that he expects greater progress for the next test drives in February 2022.

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Therefore, for him, an premature contract extension for 2023 and 2024 in December or January is not an issue . While Quartararo made a satisfied impression, it looked much better at competitor Ducati. Francesco Bagnaia spoke of a perfect motorcycle.

"I would not say that I'm worried," says Quartararo, when he's approached Ducati, "but they look great quickly. We did not make a step, that's clear. I hope for Sepang progress."

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What does Yamaha do better? "More Speed. We had the same engine as the Misano test. That's not enough. We have many Wheelies compared to the other motorcycles. The grip on the rear wheel is not the best."

"It's strange, because in Mugello, the speed difference is about 10 km / h. Here it was 10 km / h. I do not understand that. Your aerodynamics is massive. We have to work on this aspect. I think your aerodynamics works Wheelies better. That's an important point. "

also chassis and aerodynamics no progress

also yamaha tested a new panel. But Quartararo finds: "You can not feel that, it's more about data." In addition, the Frenchman tested another chassis on Friday as on Thursday. Also in this regard, his impression is sobering.

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World Champion Fabio Quartararo was not happy with these test days in Jerez

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"Yes, we tried a new chassis, but I have not felt any progress. We are looking for more Grip at the rear wheel. We did not find that with this chassis. The last test day was definitely not super positive. But you know what you need to work. "

in Jerez also worked Franco Morbidelli and Andrea Dovizioso with the new parts for 2022. Morbidelli did not put it on fast lap times and focused on gathering data and information about the new developments.

How does Dovizioso assess the new M1 with its rich experience? "Our situation is different because Fabio can use the potential of the motorcycle and therefore can judge whether the new parts are progress. He can speak about it."

"I'm still troubled to go well and use the full potential. He can do that because he's only yamaha and got used to the characteristics of the motorcycle 100 percent."

Dovizioso emphasizes that he still met the motorcycle and works to understand how he has to drive optimally. "To drive the Yamaha aggressive, you have to be very gentle. What I'm driving in the past was a different story in aggressiveness," laughs the longtime Ducati driver.

with image material from Motorsport Images .

Fabio Quartararo requires progress: no premature contract extension .
© Motorsport Images Fabio Quartararo demands more engine power MotoGP World Master Fabio Quartararo made a disappointed impression after the first winter test day in Jerez. The Frenchman had wanted a stronger engine from Yamaha. He is not satisfied with the result. "We tried a very similar motorcycle as the Misano Test," says Quartararo. "To be honest, it was the motorcycle of Misano. Otherwise we have tried a new rear-wheel swingething and electronics settings." "But honestly, it was very simi

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