Quartararo's 'gentle' UK return

Quartararo’s ‘gentle’ UK return

The Frenchman, a winner at Silverstone last season, will have to serve a penalty this weekend before the summer break.

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), leader of the MotoGP World Championship, attacks the second half of the season in Silverstone (UK) with a Grand Prix made more “delicatefine.

We left Quartararo on the mat in the Netherlands at the end of June. Two falls, the first retirement of the season and the victory went to his rival Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati). What for the Italian to fuel his hopes for the title, returning to fourth place (still 66 points) – and what to cast doubts on the French.

That double drop restored the championship ahead of this 12th round of 20. If Banya’s threat is still distant, Spain’s Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia), who has had the season of his life so far at 33, is now within reach. points (21 points).

Close enough to put the pressure on the reigning champions, especially since the Frenchman will have to settle for a penalty in England.long circleusing a circuit bypass.

Quartararo was fined in the Netherlands, judged “too ambitiousand guilty of thatcaused contactwith Espargaro.

The inconsistency of penalties applied by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motorcycling) team of stewards is undermining the fairness of MotoGP“, accused the Yamaha team, taking as an example”at least three more serious incidents (resulting in pilot ejections and/or injuries) that went unpunished“.

Bitter at the time of going on leave, Quartararo took advantage of the truce to return”in the best possible shape“.

I’m really looking forward to Silverstone, I won there last year, he recalled. It will be difficult this time because we have a penalty… But to be honest, it only motivates me to be even better“.

Zarka is focused on winning

It was here last year that his victory earned him the Frenchman’s first MotoGP world title.

The second tricolor Johan Zarka (Ducati-Pramac), third in the championship with 54 points, is targeting his first victory in the elite.

Already with four podiums in 2022 and four in 2021, the Caen resident is performing better in two seasons than in his first four in the elite. At 32 years old, the two-time Moto2 world champion has never been so close to his first success in the premier category… and yet his 13th place in the Netherlands shows he has to go all the way.

Zarca still managed to complete the first half of the season as Ducati’s number one rider, while he rides for the Pramac satellite team.

In the Ducati factory team, Jack Miller, who leaves for KTM at the end of the season, is only seventh. That leaves Banya, who hopes to go on a string of wins like he did at the end of last season (4 wins in 6 races).

In the Netherlands, the Turks had “perfect feeling with Desmosedici“. Before the first of nine races remaining on the calendar, “it will be important to start with a good foundation and not make more mistakes“, highlighted”Peck“, which has already been canceled four times in 2022.

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