47 points of advantage is a margin not to be disdained, but in MotoGP an injury is enough to call everything into question. Today in PL2 Fabio Quartararo fell risking to seriously injure his foot, a spectacle that El Diablo exorcised by signing the best time of the session shortly thereafter.
“My left foot is a little sore, but nothing too serious. I went to the medical center and everything was fine. On the bike it’s not a problem, only when I walk I have a lot of pain. But, honestly, the most important thing is that I have no pain in the saddle – the words of the championship leader – I wasn’t pushing to the limit with the medium tire. I was doing my pace and was quite impressed with my lap times. At that moment I realized that with the soft I could have been much faster. I knew I was going to fight for the top three, but I never expected to be first by half a second. I sprained my ankle a little, then they’ll put ice and duct tape on it to reinforce it. It should be okay tomorrow ”.
Learning day for Cal Crutchlow, this weekend the French driver’s box mate: “It was a learning day. In Austria I got used to the feel of the 2019 version. I hadn’t driven the M1 2021 since the beginning of April. The feeling was a bit different and the position on the bike also. The mechanics worked very well to give me a better feeling on the saddle in that area. Overall, it wasn’t a bad day. I felt good and quite comfortable. I wish I could have been a little faster than I have been, but this is the situation at the moment. We expect more tomorrow. We will make other changes, and we expect to have the bike similar to how I had it in the test, which is a bit different and more experimental than those of the other Yamaha riders ”.