Quartararo: ‘Good day on old aero’ but big wings back for Misano?
French rider Fabio Quartararo had a challenging start to the weekend, finishing 18th in the Saturday Sprint race. However, he made significant changes to his bike setup and was able to secure the fourth fastest time in warm-up, which convinced him to stick with that setup for the race. Quartararo had a strong opening lap and managed to overtake several competitors, including Marc Marquez and Jack Miller, ultimately finishing just behind Alex Marquez in sixth place.
Quartararo expressed his satisfaction with the day’s performance, particularly due to going back to last year’s bike and setup, which improved his feeling on the track. He attributed the significant progress made during the race to these changes, as well as the decision to use a smaller aerodynamic package. The smaller wings on his bike allowed for better power utilization on the track and provided valuable information for future races.
Marquez finished in 13th place, while Quartararo’s teammate Franco Morbidelli came in 14th.