Petronas Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo bounced back from his Jerez MotoGP heartbreak to top the Monday test timesheets and goes into this weekend with a real shot at a podium in front of the home Le Mans crowd.
Quartararo’s M1 broke the gear selector as he was sitting in second during the Spanish Grand Prix and with Yamaha’s record at the Bugatti circuit, he could well be repeating the same feat in only his fifth race in the class.
“We can only draw positive conclusions from the Spanish GP. We took pole position, we were fighting for the podium and on Monday we were the fastest at the test whilst we were trying out many things for the coming races,” said Quartararo.
It’s good to go to Le Mans after a great weekend like we had at Jerez. There will be a lot of fans at the French GP and that will give me extra motivation. It also generates more stress and pressure as it’s my home Grand Prix, but in the end it’s good to have a race where the fans are all behind me.
“I think the Yamaha YZR-M1 will be well suited to Le Mans, because in recent years Yamaha have done well there. I believe we can get a good result. We will do our best and work in the same way as we did at Jerez. I’m looking forward to the race.”