Petronas Yamaha MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo said that he was happy with his race pace on the medium and hard tyres ahead of Sunday’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.
The rookie has been a revelation since coming into MotoGP and coming to Germany on the back of two consecutive podiums has had stunning pace on the soft tyres over time attack runs. With race pace in mind, the Frenchman focused on the harder compound Michelin tyres over free practice.
“It was a positive day for us, because we were able to try all the tyre compounds and we’re good with all of them,” said the 20-year-old.
“We didn’t really push for a lap time with the soft tyre, but we know we’re really strong with the medium and hard.
“My flying lap was a little bit interrupted, but I’m still very happy because although it’s not one of my favourite tracks, we’re feeling strong.”
A month on from arm pump surgery on his right arm, the Frenchman was worried before the weekend how it may affect his pace. After the opening day, Quartararo said the very nature of the left-hand heavy circuit means it’s not an issue for the Yamaha man.
“My arm is feeling good,” he said.
“It’s a special track with so many left-hand corners, so for my physical condition, it’s one of the most favourable configurations.”