Petronas SRT satellite Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo said that his arm is close to being back to 100% as the rookie topped the opening day of MotoGP free practice in Brno.
The Frenchman has been a sensation through the first half of the MotoGP season, and despite arm pump surgery, Quartararo has still taken three pole positions and two podiums through the opening nine races.
After three weekends off, the Yamaha man said that his arm is close to one hundred percent, whilst admitting that the Michelin tyres gave him more issues than his arm.
“I’m close to 100% and not having many problems with my arm,” he said.
“I don’t have any pain at all with it and felt good in both sessions.
“We struggled a little bit with the tyres today as we’ve been working with all three compounds, so the plan for tomorrow is to concentrate on one option for the race. It looks like the soft has a big step from the other two, and I think we need to analyse our data to see if we can use it in the race.”
Despite topping the opening day, Quartararo is perfectly aware that it means nothing come qualifying, with the Frenchman targeting a top six start.
“But first, my goal for tomorrow is to be on the front two rows of the grid as we know that Brno can be a difficult track to overtake on,” said Quartararo.