“I also fell on a scooter”

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Accident at the start of the Aragon GP for Fabio Quartararo, who buffers Marc Marquez and collects a heavy zero for the classification.

Fabio Quartararo (LaPresse)
Fabio Quartararo – Motori.News

Fabio Quartararo maintains the leadership of the World Cup, but the ground under his feet starts to creak. There are only ten points of advantage from the direct rival Pecco Bagnaia, fresh from four wins and a second place in the last five races. For the Frenchman of Yamaha the last victory dates back to last June 19 at the Sachsenring, since then only once on the podium at the Red Bull Ring.

An almost disappointing resumption of the World Championship for the MotoGP champion, who also in the second half of the 2020 season suffered a collapse in the final. But he has come a long way since then, not only athletically, but mentally as well. The Aragon circuit was one of the worst on the calendar for Fabio Quartararo and his Yamaha M1, without considering that racing accidents are part of the game.

Quartararo and Marquez “no problem”

Fabio Quartararo (Ansa)
Fabio Quartararo – Motori.News

A few moments after starting from sixth on the grid, Fabio Quartararo was about to overtake on Marc Marquez, arrived at the sling from the rear. The champion’s Honda lost the rear for a moment, just enough to force Marc to leave the gas and the championship leader hit the RC213V and ended up on the ground. Zero points in the suitcase and the three main contenders for the title all on the podium, it couldn’t get worse than that.

The eight-time world champion wanted to personally apologize to Quartararo: “There is no reason to apologize. It’s a racing accident, so there’s nothing to add“. Collect the blow professionally and wisely, get burns but there should be no problems in view of the next stop in Japan in four days. After the crash at 3 the troubles did not end for the Yamaha rider. “The marshall hit a scooter and I suffered a second fall (laughs). Fortunately I hadn’t taken off my helmet… I think the marshal is in pain“.

We fly to the Japan, or at least you try. Because typhoon Nanmadol is passing through the Asian country and has caused the evacuation of 9 million people. There is also a small risk that the Grand Prix could skip, for Quartararo it could be good news…? “I do not know (laughs). If this continues, maybe that’s a good thing. Japan is a track that I love, so I hope to be able to race there, because many riders have not been to Japan, like Bastianini who has never raced with a MotoGP. But I think Japan can be a good circuit for us“.

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