Leading halfway through the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez this Sunday, Fabio Quartararo finally took only 13th place. A bad operation in the classification of the pilots, which is explained by a physical problem at the level of the right forearm. Obviously enough to worry about two weeks before the French Grand Prix.
Already a two-time winner in this MotoGP season, Fabio Quartararo could expect another success this Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix. Poleman, the Yamaha rider quietly led the race on the Jerez circuit, before collapsing due to a physical glitch.
Leading halfway through the race, Fabio Quartararo finally finished 13th, leaving the lead in the drivers’ world championship after four rounds to Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati). “I had no strength at all, my arm was like stone,” said the 22-year-old Frenchman, who does not yet know the severity of his injury.
Already operated in 2019 for “compartment syndrome”
Quartararo’s physical problem allowed Jack Miller to triumph, he who had been waiting for this since 2016 and a victory in the Netherlands. “Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it,” admitted the Australian. “I did what I could to keep a good pace, then saw Quartararo slowing down, I passed him and was able to print. my pace to stay ahead. “
Concern is inevitably in order for Fabio Quartararo, two weeks before the French Grand Prix. At the end of the race in Jerez this Sunday, the Frenchman held an ice pack on his right forearm. What reminds his operation in June 2019, suffering from “compartment syndrome” in this same part of the body. This problem occurs when a muscle is found too cramped in its “compartment” during an effort, which is particularly painful and necessarily very disabling for a professional driver in the middle of a race.
“I’m very sad because I felt very comfortable in the lead,” explained Quartararo, now second in the drivers’ standings, two points behind Francesco Bagnaia. At the moment I don’t have the head for that, but he I’m going to have to do something because my arm is not doing well. It was dangerous to continue but I knew that taking a few points would be important in the championship. “