Season over for Quartararo?

Season over for Quartararo?

Sick, Fabio Quartararo may not start the last Grand Prix of the season, this Sunday in Valencia. The day after his fall in the sprint, the French driver did not participate in the warm-up on Sunday morning.

Will Fabio Quartararo’s season end with a fall? It is very likely knowing that the French driver, ill, did not show up on Sunday morning for the warm-up of this Valencia Grand Prix, the final round on the 2023 World Championship calendar. Victim of a stubborn fever, the 2021 world champion and first French world champion in the history of MotoGP, could similarly renounce the race, scheduled for this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. on the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

Quartararo, forced to go through Q1 in which he only finished fifth, must start from the 5th row (in 15th position) but he could therefore withdraw and add a new disappointment to this already very dark weekend for the Niçois who did not finish Saturday’s sprint. After a very good start to the race marked by a magnificent comeback, “El Diablo”, author of a dazzling start, was in fact the victim of a fall in the 5th lap while trying to overtake the Italian world champion. Francesco Bagnaia.

Quartararo hoped to “make a Top 5” before falling ill

“I really had fun. I enjoyed these laps more than all the others this year in sprint (…) Despite the incident, I am happy,” the Yamaha rider nevertheless admitted after his retirement, without in any way regretting his maneuver to try to pass in front of “Pecco » of which he could have removed all hope of celebrating a second consecutive title if he had sent the outgoing winner to the mat. “No matter who is in front, I will try to overtake (…) I will try to overtake again, because I have nothing to lose. » Quartararo then began to dream of achieving the same performance on Sunday during the Grand Prix. “I hope I can make the same start, I have the speed to make a Top 5.” The speed but more really the form with this fever which deprived him of the warm-up on Sunday morning. And which could also force him to stay warm on Sunday during the race.

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