Quartararo, example to follow

Quartararo, example to follow

While the 2023 season has not been easy for Fabio Quartararo and the Yamaha team, his boss Massimo Meregalli praised the motivation of the former world champion throughout the year, with the hope of moving back into the the hierarchy in 2024.

The 2023 season will not remain in the memory of Fabio Quartararo. After having played for the title until the end in 2022, the former MotoGP world champion did not have the weapons to fight at the front. His best result will remain a third place in Austin, in India then in Indonesia. Results which were not those hoped for by Massimo Meregalli, director of the official Yamaha team. “ I can’t hide our disappointment, he confided in comments collected by the official MotoGP website. We started the season with a different objective but we understood quite quickly that we weren’t really as fast as the others. »

Even if his pilots “fought almost until the end”, the Italian leader does not hide that accepting the situation as it was took “a certain amount of time”. For his part, Fabio Quartararo did not use wooden language when he had to talk about his bike but also about the developments made during the various test sessions with a view to the 2024 season. However, Massimo Meregalli welcomed the the state of mind of the French pilot in this bad patch. “At first, it wasn’t easy for him to accept and probably change his goals,” he added. One of its strong points is that with each negative result, the sadness disappears quite quickly. He thinks quickly about what’s next, what he can improve. »

Meregalli: “His mentality and speed must be an example”

Despite everything, the boss of the Yamaha team assures that Fabio Quartararo shows the way forward for the Iwata firm to get back on track. “ His mentality and speed must be an example because he never really gave uphe always attacked, from the first free practice session until the race, adds Massimo Meregalli. For us, it has a lot of value. » While the French rider’s contract will expire at the end of the 2024 season, as with most of the MotoGP paddock, Yamaha will have no room for error to convince him to continue the adventure. This will involve the development of a motorcycle better able to compete with Ducati, which dominates the category head and shoulders.

« We are totally committed to regaining our performance, says the boss of the Japanese team. We don’t want to repeat such a performance but we are also cautious. When you reach this situation, it takes time to come back. We really started working in a different way to what Yamaha was used to and we really want to make visible progress in 2024. » Words will have to be put into action quickly so as not to let one of the most talented drivers present on the starting grid leave, who will undoubtedly not lack requests in the months to come.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *