Fabio Quartararo failed to shine at the MotoGP Thailand 2022, Sunday (2/10/2022)/foto/Instagram
El Diablo -Quartararo’s nickname – had a nightmare in Buriram in his attempt to defend his MotoGP title this season. The leader of the 2022 MotoGP racer standings did not move in the middle of a wet circuit due to heavy rain that flushed.
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In fact, the French rider started the race from fourth position. However, just a few laps after the race started he slowly continued to descend into the back row.
The Yamaha test racer who is now in the WithU Yamaha RNF uniform, Carl Crutchlow, also put up his body for the defending champion. Crutchlow also said that the poor performance of Yamaha riders, including Quartararo, in the Land of the White Elephant was caused by the sharp increase in air pressure in the front tires in wet track conditions.
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The British driver also regretted that because the factory team based in Iwata was optimistic about achieving good results on dry tracks.
“The rain increases the problems we have in the dry season. It’s a pity because I think we (Yamaha riders) will have a good race in the dry,” said Crutchlow, quoted from Speedweek, Friday (7/10/2022).
“But we also expect more on the wet track because Fabio is on the podium at Mandalika. But here he is in the middle of nowhere,” he added.
Furthermore, Crutchlow defended Quartararo. Because according to him, the mainstay of the Yamaha factory team is a reliable racer on wet tracks, as evidenced by the second podium he achieved at Mandalika earlier this season.