If the Formula 1 French Grand Prix had to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the motorbike one was nevertheless continued the calendar, after a long unpredictability, and it happens this Sunday on the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans. The icing on the cake is a Frenchman, Fabio Quartararo, who is the leader of the basic category, after his success 2 weeks earlier in Catalonia, his 3rd of the season. The Yamaha rider for that reason desires to take complete benefit of this conference in Le Mans, where certifying will be definitive, according to him: “We are very lucky to keep our national Grand Prix because many races have been canceled. You really have to take advantage of it by doing the maximum. Last year, the weekend went very well. Unfortunately during qualifying we made some bad choices. The Yamaha M1 performs very well on the Bugatti circuit. This year, with the new Michelin tires, all the machines are very similar in performance. Despite that, I think it can be a very good Grand Prix for us. I can’t wait to do my first laps in free practice. In the race, if we start in front, that will be an advantage because we are very fast on one lap. We saw it in Barcelona, Maverick Viñales got off to a bad start and he got stuck behind. That’s why qualifications are very important to us. It makes me weird to approach my national Grand Prix leading the championship. It’s a plus, but I don’t see it as additional pressure. I feel good even mentally, ”stated the chauffeur from Nice on the Grand Prix website.
Quartararo: “Next year, the goal will be the same”
Next year, Fabio Quartararo will be riding a Yamaha Monster Energy, and no longer a Yamaha Petronas SRT, and the objective will be to do simply as well: “This year, I’m currently riding a main bike. Even though there were challenging times, we are carrying out well and I was able to get my initially success in Jerez and Barcelona. For next year, the objective will be the exact same. I will have a main motorbike once again however in a various structure. My engineer and my primary engineer will follow me. ” In the meantime, he will attempt to increase his lead this Sunday, he who presently has 8 points more than his competitor Joan Mir (Suzuki) with 6 races to go.