The French Yamaha rider, current leader of the MotoGP riders classification, visits the Brackley headquarters: “Something special”
Last week he took the car and from Andorra, where he lives, he headed for the Continassa, in Turin, the training center of “his” Juventus. Fabio Quartararo is wearing a shirt and football shoes, he trained a little with the bianconeri, especially Paulo Dybala and Adrien Rabiot, then he swapped his helmet with a shirt of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of his idols. A couple of days later he enjoyed surfing with the custom “El Diablo” board designed by Jisbar, a French artist friend of his. And to finish yesterday, on the road to Silverstone, where the British GP is held on Sunday, here he is making a stop in Brackley, home of the Mercedes F1, where among other things he allowed himself to try the simulator used by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas . “What an experience! It was super nice to try the Mercedes simulator and visit the factory,” he wrote on his Instagram profile. He has not yet traveled the path of Valentino Rossi, who exchanged motorcycles and cars with Hamilton at the end of 2019, but for the first time …
Carefree on the run in the championship, where he defends a loot of 47 points on the first pursuers, Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir, paired at 134 points, Quartararo this season, in addition to the known speed, is above all showing that he has found that perfect balance that allows you to be extremely incisive on race weekends, but also to be able to pull the plug, without compromising performance. In this sense, having been promoted by the Petronas satellite team to the official Yamaha team has helped to give him more awareness of his own worth. But the work also did a lot on a psychological level. Last year, in fact, Fabio was all or nothing: the three victories were also the only podiums of the whole season, with an important series of low points. This year, however, the music has changed: with seven podiums to his credit, Quartararo is the rider who has finished most of all in the top three, demonstrating that high-level continuity that last year made Mir’s fortune then sample. At Zeltweg, the most complicated track for Yamaha, Fabio defended himself well. And now Silverstone arrives where the M1 has often made its drivers smile and where Quartararo aims to stretch.
Meanwhile, the first rumors about the upcoming World Cup are coming from Qatar. With a tweet, the Losail circuit has in fact announced that the championship will start on March 6, with the MotoGP race that will always be held at 8 pm in the spotlight.
August 26, 2021 (change August 26, 2021 | 10:40)
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