Fabio Quartararo has targeted a top-ten finish at this weekend’s Jerez MotoGP round but will have to contend with a bike that is different than the one he tested with at the Spanish track.
The Frenchman’s pace so far this year has prompted Yamaha bosses to wheel in a pile of upgrades for the Petronas-backed rider, so he will have to get used to different responses from Friday onwards.
Jerez is a different track for me, because it is a circuit where we have already ridden with the bike,” said Quartararo.
“We will try to have a good first practice and keep inside the top ten throughout the whole weekend, which is our main objective.
The bike is different now than it was at the test, but it is also positive to have tested there beforehand.
“At the moment, my goal is to be inside the Top 10, but if we have a good pace then I’m sure that we will be able to fight for a good result.”
Quartararo’s seventh place finish in Austin last time out took him to 17 points in the overall standings, maintaining his position as the best MotoGP rookie of the year so far.