eliminated in Q1, Quartararo will start 13th on the grid of the French GP

By Le Figaro with AFP




Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, already disappointing on Friday riding his Yamaha, will only start in 13th position on Saturday during the sprint and on Sunday during the French Grand Prix, the fifth round of the MotoGP season.

“El Diablo”, which had however started Q1 very well, finally failed in third place behind the Italian Luca Marini (Ducati-VR46) and the surprising Spanish rookie Augusto Fernandez (GasGas Tech 3) for only 23 thousandths, and he will therefore not participate in Q2 where 12 drivers will compete for pole position.

Already relegated to 16th place in Jerez two weeks ago, the 2021 world champion, who nevertheless improved his best time from the day before by more than three tenths, achieved another poor performance to the chagrin of thousands of supporters. tricolor present at the Bugatti circuit. Quartararo will therefore only start on the fifth row on a track where he had won pole position in 2020.

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