MotoGP: Quartararo Says “We Can Fight For The Win” At Jerez

MotoGP: Quartararo Says “We Can Fight For The Win” At Jerez

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Monster Energy Yamaha:

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Keen to Show Speed in Spanish GP

Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), 26th April 2023

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli are in high spirits ahead of this weekend‘s Gran Premio MotoGP de España. The duo feel they will be able to get a lot of work done during Round 4 and the consecutive IRTA Test at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team have travelled back to Europe for Round 4 of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship, held at the Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto this weekend.

Following Fabio Quartararo‘s strong podium finish at the Americas GP Race, the Frenchman is in high spirits and excited to get back to action this weekend at the Gran Premio MotoGP de España. His third place helped him climb up to seventh in the championship standings, and he is confident that he can move further up the rankings this weekend. Last year in Jerez, El Diablo secured second place. This time out, he is keen to aim for the top step of the podium again as he did in 2020, opening the season with two consecutive victories there.

Franco Morbidelli arrives in Jerez holding tenth place in the overall standings after a top-8 finish in Austin. The Italian is strongly determined to add another solid performance to his Jerez results. He visited the Spanish GP podium for the first time in 2021, taking third place. The number-21 rider is also keen to make full use of the extra track time on Monday during the Official IRTA Test.

The Circuito de Jerez was built in 1986 and has hosted one of the most popular MotoGP events of the season ever since. Blessed with good weather, beautiful scenery, fast corners, hard braking areas, and a natural amphitheatre, the 4.4km Jerez circuit offers spectators a great view of the thrilling racing action that takes place there.

Those who can‘t wait any longer for some hot laps in Jerez can watch our latest MotoGP eSport video in which Lorenzo Daretti (aka Trastevere73) shows exactly why riders and motorsports fans love this circuit.

MASSIMO MEREGALLI
Team Director

The podium in Austin was a nice reward after weeks of hard work. The next step is to make sure we keep our upward trajectory going. Jerez always has a great atmosphere, and it‘s usually a good track for us, so we are heading into this round with good vibes. It will be a busy week for the team because the Spanish GP is directly followed by the one-day Official IRTA Jerez Test. Both the race weekend and the test are very important for the championship, so we will leave no stone unturned.

FABIO QUARTARARO

To be back on the podium in Austin felt great, but we need to do more work. My starts improved a lot in Austin compared to Argentina, and that did help in achieving third place in the Race. Jerez is a good circuit for us. We are usually quite competitive here, and we can fight for the win, so that‘s the aim for this year as well.

FRANCO MORBIDELLI

We scored championship points in Austin, but we are aiming for more this weekend in Jerez. We need to be fighting more towards the front of the field, and we saw last time round that the key is in being inside the top 10 after Friday‘s P2. If you are not in Q2, the weekend gets exponentially harder. We have taken a good look at the Round-3 data and hope to book further progress this weekend. We have an extra day of testing on Monday that will also help with this.

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