Fabio Quartararo will not make old bones

Fabio Quartararo will not make old bones

While Aleix Espargaro will bow out at the end of the season at the age of 35, Fabio Quartararo confided that he does not feel capable of lasting that long in MotoGP.

How far will Fabio Quartararo go? While he started in the premier category in 2019 at the age of 20, the Nice native will witness the end of Aleix Espargaro’s career. Indeed, the Aprilia rider will leave the paddock at the end of the 2024 season, at the age of 35, to take up a testing position at Honda. If he is under contract with Yamaha until the end of the 2026 season, having extended his commitment with the Japanese manufacturer earlier this season, “El Diablo” confided in an interview with the specialized site crash.net do not envisage a similar fate to the Spanish pilot.

« I don’t intend to stay until 35says the 2021 world champion. I have been on a motorcycle for more than 20 years. Even if it wasn’t in MotoGP, I’ve been doing it all my life. » But Fabio Quartararo assures that he does not want to close all the doors, adding that the situation could change over the years.

Quartararo: “I don’t think I would continue until I’m 35”

« Maybe when I reach 30, I will want to continue more and more, he adds. But honestly, I don’t like all the traveling. » With a calendar that is growing more and more over the years, in addition to the addition of a sprint race to each Grand Prix since last year, the demands are ever greater. For “El Diablo”, “it is important to know when to stop”.

If he considers Aleix Espargaro as “an example”, notably thanks to the victory acquired during the sprint race of the Catalan Grand Prix shortly after announcing his upcoming retirement, he also sees why he does not intend to go too far far. “ For me, this is the reason why I believe that I would not continue until 35 “, he concluded. We should therefore not expect to see Fabio Quartararo imitate Valentino Rossi, who retired at the age of 42… to reconvert to four wheels, having recently participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time.

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