Fabio Quartararo retires after failure in the MotoGP world championship
This Sunday, November 6, the last MotoGP Grand Prix of the season took place in Valencia. Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo had little hope of retaining his crown. Indeed, the Frenchman absolutely had to win as he was hoping for a big letdown from Francesco Bagnaia. A scenario that did not happen, because the Frenchman finished 4the race, while his Italian rival gave him the most basic place in 9th placee. Thus, with 265 points in the general classification, Francesco Bagnaia won the title ahead of Fabio Quartararo, who finished the season in 2nd place.e place with 248 points.
After the Grand Prix of Valencia, Fabio Quartararo spoke in front of the microphone Canal+. The Yamaha rider wanted to put things into perspective despite losing the title: “I have no regrets because I gave my best. I gave everything I had. The front tire was too soft. I had no feeling in the front, especially on the left side, but I tried everything. I gave myself a big scare, I was close to a crash, even in the first and last lap. But I knew it wasn’t enough.“
Despite leading the world championship for several weeks, Fabio Quartararo saw Francesco Bagnaia come back like an arrow in the final races of the season. The Frenchman especially paid for the lack of power of his bike: “I have no regrets because I gave 100%,” the one nicknamed “El Diablo” persists. “When you lose the title like that, you have to see the positive, even if now there are 99% negatives, but the 1% positive is that in the four months of waiting before the first race of the 2023 season. I will be hungry to train hard, play better than ever and fight for 2023.“For now, the start of the 2023 MotoGP season is scheduled for the weekend of March 24 at the Portuguese Grand Prix.