Fabio Quartararo sustained an injury in training. But there’s time to get back in shape, both for him and for Yamaha…
It wasn’t exactly 2022 that Fabio Quartararo he expected. Starting with the defense of the title MotoGPliterally blurred in the second part of the season with the comeback unstoppable by Pecco Bagnaia and Ducati. And with one Yamaha not exactly up to par… But Quartararo now has to think only of his own physicist, given what happened just yesterday. An accident in training and a wound one hand, closure not exactly ideal in a vintage complicated. Fortunately the winter break is long, the French rider will be perfectly in shape for the February tests.
The Yamaha rider was already dealing with another problem. A microfracture to the middle finger of the left hand, brought back later to a accident during the Sepang GP. Only a small was served intervention after the race, the option was rejected following the post-GP checks and tests in Valencia. But the left hand he has no respite, since it is precisely the one injured on this occasion. He thinks the same Fabio Quartararo to inform about the incident through a short social post. “Yesterday I crashed while training in motocross“ writes the 2021 MotoGP world champion. “I brought back one small fracture in the left hand. You don’t need an intervention, it’s time to to retrieve.” No need therefore to end up under the knife, Quartararo will observe a period of rest to then start a journey of rehabilitation. A little hitchbut as mentioned, the winter break is still long, he has plenty of time to recover towards a 2023 season very important.
Yamaha, race against time
In fact, the fate of Fabio Quartararo depends on the house of the three tuning forks. The only rider capable of taking the M1 to the top, even giving hard time to the Ducati fireball driven by Pecco Bagnaia. Without taking anything away from the Italian, the French driver gave great proof talent, of an uncommon ability to go beyond the limit. And Yamaha he knows very well that he can’t afford to lose his trump card… But i test of Valencia have disappointed Quartararo a lot, especially at the level of motorsomething he has been asking for since November 2021. The young man from Nice has signed a biennial renewal, but it’s up to Yamaha to do the impossible to keep him close until 2024, given that there are always loopholes in a contract. And, in the worst case, Quartararo might as well lose patience with the Iwata-based builder well before the deadline.