Fabio Quartararo is on the verge of the 2021 MotoGP world title. The reason is that he is now 65 points ahead of the second position in the standings, Joan Mir after winning the British MotoGP race some time ago.
But this weekend the race took place at the Motorland Circuit Aragon, Spain. If you look at the track record of last season, Fabio Quartararo was so difficult at the Aragon MotoGP.
He had won pole position at the 2020 Aragon MotoGP, but during the race, his position slipped and only finished 18th.
The following week Aragon again became a racing venue but with the title MotoGP Teruel. This time, starting in sixth position, he finally had to finish eighth.
Ahead of the 2021 Aragon MotoGP, Fabio Quartararo also admitted that he would face the most difficult race on the racing calendar this season. Is this a signal the leader of the standings will be in trouble?
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Fabio Quartararo said that he could actually be fast in the Aragon MotoGP but he was having a hard time havinga consistent race pace throughout the race.
“Aragon is probably the worst track on the calendar, not for Yamaha but for me,” Fabio Quartararo said honestly.
“I can be fast there before. I got pole position last year, but I was never really consistent.”
“So this will be a good thing to improve. I want to learn on that track and also be consistent there,” continued the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider.
Interestingly, Fabio Quartararo’s strongest rival, Joan Mir, actually has a good track record in Aragon. Last year, he finished third at the Aragon MotoGP and also finished third at the Teruel MotoGP.
Top 10 MotoGP Drivers Standings 2021
Top 10 MotoGP Drivers Standings 2021
1. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) 206 points
2. Joan Mir (Suzuki) 141
3. Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) 137
4. Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) 136
5. Jack Miller (Ducati) 118
Brad Binder (KTM) 108
7. Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) 95
8. Miguel Oliveira (KTM) 85
9. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) 83
10. Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) 64
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Fabio Quartararo’s cold response when asked Franco Morbidelli to be his teammate to start the San Marino MotoGP
A total of five wins and three podiums in eleven 2021 MotoGP races make Fabio Quartararo lead the drivers’ standings very comfortably.
The French racer is already 65 points ahead of the second position in the standings, Joan Mir or the defending champion.
Not only that, the greatness of Fabio Quartararo indirectly made his teammate at Yamaha, Maverick Vinales depressed and finally had to break his contract with the team.
It’s just that starting the San Marino MotoGP race, September 19, Fabio Quartararo will be side by side with other great racers.
Yes, Yamaha has decided to deploy the Petronas Yamaha SRT satellite team racer, Franco Morbidelli to fill the place left by Maverick Vinales.
Fabio Quartararo was also asked about his comments about Franco Morbidelli returning to team-mate from the San Marino MotoGP. Surprisingly he gave a cold response.
To note, Fabio Quartararo had a duet with Franco Morbidelli on the Petronas Yamaha SRT team in the 2019-2020 MotoGP.
Now, when this season re-collaborating on the factory team, Fabio Quartararo said he was reluctant to think about it too much. Because he is focused on competing to become the 2021 MotoGP world champion.
“Franco will arrive at Misano, but I don’t really care, I’m focused on my season. I never see who is on the left side of the box (team-mates),” said Fabio Quartararo.
Franco Morbidelli himself is currently focusing on recovering his post-injury condition. He has missed the last few races and is planning a comeback in the San Marino MotoGP with the factory Yamaha team.
In the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP, the name Franco Morbidelli may not yet pose a real threat to Fabio Quartararo.
But for the 2022 season, the Italian racer in 100 percent fit can make Fabio Quartararo depressed.