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MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo celebrated in Mandalika his first podium ticketand was surprised by his pace itself. "To be honest, in wet never so fast, and it took a while until I realized that I could drive so fast," gives the Yamaha pilot.
The Frenchman has previously been known to be well cared for with rain, but the Grand Prix of Indonesia proved the opposite. If he had fallen back to third place at the beginning, he picked up in the second half of the race and even secured two.
"To be honest, it's long ago that I had this feeling on the motorcycle," says Quartararo about his performance. "In 2019 we had no races in the wet, but in every workout I was always in the top 10th but 2020 and 2021 I was always outside the top 10, I could never drive a good race."
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In the flag-to-flag race of Le Mans, he managed to podest last year. "But most of all, because in my laps with the slicks in the rain had a lead of more than ten seconds on the other, so I stood on the podium."
"Here it was completely wet," holds Quartararo, "and I had a rear wheel grip. That's exactly what I asked Yamaha to improve it under these conditions." However, the world champion admits that the special route conditions also played in the cards.
"That's a bit of luck, because if it rains on some stretches, the asphalt has no grip and here he had the grip," explains the 22-year-old. "In fact, we have (in wet conditions; Note d. R.) Since Austin 2021 used another set-up on the motorcycle - very different - and that was better."
"But now we have changed a really small thing on the motorcycle and that, plus the grip on the asphalt, help us very much. So we know that the little thing here, if we might do more, can help, generally more grip to have at the stern. "
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