Threatened to fail the 2022 MotoGP world champion, Fabio Quartararo’s motorbike is called too slow. According to WithU Yamaha RNF racer Cal Crutchlow, Fabio Quartararo’s bike is too slow for a straight track.
The Monster Energy Yamaha rider, Fabio Quartararo, had to be willing to step down from his throne in the 2022 MotoGP standings after falling at the Phillip Island Circuit, Australia, Sunday 16 October 2022. Francesco Bagnaia from Ducati Lenovo took over his place after finishing third in the 2022 Australian MotoGP race.
In that race, Quartararo failed to finish while Bagnaia consistently competed in front before finishing third. The result was enough to make Bagnaia’s points speed up and lead the standings with 233 points. While Quartararo only collected 219 points.
Meanwhile, Crutchlow claimed that Quartararo’s performance during the race in Australia was very embarrassing. Although, El Diablo had gone to great lengths to deal with the risks he was in.
“Fabio’s absence is of course a shame, but he has to take risks, things like that can happen. He raced against the best drivers in the world,”said Crutchlow, quoted by Speed Week
“They messaged me on the dashboard that Fabio was behind me. I didn’t see the message but knew he had to be somewhere because he went far away. I then looked back at one of the hairpins and saw him then he came too,”he added.
In addition, Crutchlow also regretted that Quartararo did not give him space. Moreover, El Diablo is considered to have made several mistakes.
“Unfortunately, when Fabio overtook Darryn he didn’t clear the way for me, so I might have escaped. Fabio has a strong head, he could have been in front until the end of the race, but he made a mistake and had to pay for it.”Said Crutchlow
In fact, Crutchlow judged that Quartararo’s motor was too slow. Even so, he emphasized that his teammate was able to win the Malaysia 2022 MotoGP race later if he wanted to win the world title.
“The bike is slow on the straights, but he produces a lot in the corners. He must try to win again in Malaysia now, that’s all he can do.”He said