Fabio Quartaro became the first Frenchman to become a Moto GP champion. No Frenchman before him had accomplished such a feat. After finishing fourth at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Quartaro officially won the title. Honda driver Marquez had something to say after the race “Yeah, today we can speak a lot [about how it’s] a very important day [for me] blah, blah, blah."
- Marquez said, as quoted by motorsport “But it’s not our day, it’s Fabio’s day, the day of the champion, the fastest, the most consistent, the best rider of the year. “So, the champion. Fabio did an incredible season, he was able to be fast, he was able to be consistent."
As Marquez says, Qurtaro "was able to suffer" and it is certain that his season will be a lesson for them next time when they will have to improve their performance if they want to be competitive with their rivals.
“But especially, and it’s something very difficult to have, he was able to suffer. “When he suffered, he was able to finish in the top five, even on the podium. “So, yeah, time to learn about what he did and try to fight against the champion in 2022”.
Dovizioso on Quartaro
Petronas SRT’s Andrea Dovizioso believes that the main reason for this success is precisely the consistency of the Frenchman, who managed to achieve good results throughout the season and be constantly fast.
“Well, he was able to be consistent because he’s doing that kind of riding style everywhere, every time he’s on track,” Dovizioso said. “He’s able to use that way to ride everywhere. It’s not about if you find this grip in that track and you can be fast.
“He was fast in every condition, in every temperature, in every tracks in the same way. Quartaro doesn't make many mistakes, and is well ahead of its competition in many small things “He brakes very late, but it’s easy to brake late.
It’s difficult to brake late and turn the bike like him. And he’s doing that easily. “If you check every of his runs in practice, he’s doing five, six laps and he’s doing always the same things and with not a lot of mistakes.
“That is what he did and has been doing to improve practice by practice, and to be able to start always in the first two rows more or less and be able to improve in every situation”.