Fabio Quartaro: I wasn't happy with the bike, but I changed my perspective



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Fabio Quartaro: I wasn't happy with the bike, but I changed my perspective

Fabio Quartaro commented on his team's 'advantage' over their rivals. The Frenchman believes that Yamaha is not such a dominant force at the moment and that other teams have what it takes. “Two or three years ago, I would have absolutely agreed with you that we have a clear advantage in the corners.

In my opinion, however, this is no longer the case. Ducati or other manufacturers are practically equally strong in this area. In 2019, for example, we lacked performance, they lacked turning. Now we still lack top speed, but they have become much stronger on the brakes and turning.

So we Yamaha riders have no real advantage at all anymore and therefore have to push ourselves extremely to the limit. Yes, it's a tough phase, but I see it as a positive experience for me that I can still reach my maximum despite these great difficulties.

Nevertheless, I hope that Yamaha will make great progress soon and that we can become even faster”. - Quartaro said, as quoted by crash.net.

Fabio Quartaro and complaining

Fabio Quartaro was not satisfied with what he had at the beginning of the season, but he decided to change his perspective.

Fabio realized that he couldn't change things by constantly complaining, so he focused on what he had. “At the beginning of the season I wasn't happy because the bike practically didn't improve. But then I changed my approach,” he said.

“If you complain all the time, that's not good. It's not good for the team, but it's not good for yourself either. You then constantly have something in your head that blocks you. The motorcycle may be bad, but by whining you only make it worse for yourself because you're wasting your energy on things other than riding a motorcycle.

For me, it was the race weekend in Austin. That's when I completely changed. I said to myself: ‘You have this material now, so work with it’. It's hard to go into a race you know you can't win. But that happens sometimes.

You still have to give 100 percent and then see what comes out in the end. Since then, my rivals know that they have to reckon with me if our bike is slow on a track. I will still give my maximum and fight. After all, it is in difficult times that you can learn the most”.