MotoGP, Quartararo collapses in Australia: a message for Bagnaia

Fabio Quartararo loses the leadership of the MotoGP World Championship after the crash in Australia. He decisive the last two races, but the road up is uphill.

Fabio Quartararo (Ansa)
Fabio Quartararo – Motori.News

After more than half the championship in command of the MotoGP standings Fabio Quartararo he sees himself overtaken by Pecco Bagnaia, two races from the end of the 2022 season. The bad outings in Thailand and Australia in which he does not collect even a point, in the face of the Piedmontese Ducati rider who have collected four wins and three podiums in the last eight races, are decisive.

Now the road of ‘El Diablo’ towards the reappointment of the world championship becomes difficult, in Malaysia in a week he has to try everything. At Phillip Island he immediately starts fast, but after a few laps he makes a mistake that drags him to the rear up to 22nd place. In the attempt to climb he makes a second mistake, this time fatal, which forces him to return to the pits before the checkered flag. 14 the points of departure from Pecco Bagnaiabut no intention of waving the white flag.

Quartararo in Malaysia for the last chance

Fabio Quartararo (Ansa)
Fabio Quartararo – Motori.News

At turn 2 Fabio Quartararo’s hopes were dashed when he was about to complete the ninth lap. This time he does not jump into the debriefing with the journalists, he appears calm, perhaps a little resigned. “Now is the time to do the necessary analysis, we know what happened, so we will have to go to Malaysia motivated and see what happens there. Sepang can be a good circuit for us, I like it, so we’ll see what I can do“. However, the braking points of the Malaysian circuit could play in favor of Ducati, at this moment the best bike on the grid MotoGP.

It is useless to think of a possible mistake in the choice of the rear tire, with Fabio Quartararo who opted for the hard. Looking at what has been done by Marc Marquez with the soft at the rear, perhaps it would have been better to use a different compound. “Yes, I regret it a little … But in the end it’s easy to make evaluations, it’s too late. All of this will serve as an experience for the future“.

In Malaysia and Spain the fate of this MotoGP World Championship will be decided, one will be needed Yamaha M1 well balanced on the track and all the stuff of the champion who is Fabio Quartararo. “Everything has changed for Pecco after Sachsenring, so for us it can change in these last two races as well. I have the feeling that I can do well in the next two Grands Prix… I think I can do it, I’m still fighting. It’s not over yet“.

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