MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo says he will be facing his worst track on the calendar at Aragon this weekend.
The 22-year-old who is leading the MotoGP championship with a 65-point advantage over Suzuki rider Joan Mir after winning at Silverstone, has never finished better than fifth in all his MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 appearances at the track.
In the opening round at Aragon in the 2020 season, Quartararo finished on pole in the qualifying session but dropped back to 18th place in the race. The second round in the same track on the following weekend did not go well for the frenchman as he dropped from sixth to eighth on the grid riding on Petronas Yamaha.
Quartararo admits that his revelation on Aragon is not on the Yamaha bike but for him.
“Aragon is probably the worst track on the calendar, not for the Yamaha bike but for me,” admitted Quartararo.
This comes as Quartararo becomes the first Yamaha rider to reach five wins in a season since Jorge Lorenzo back in 2015.
“I have been fast there before – I got pole position last year – but I have never really been consistent.
“So this would be a great thing to fix. I want to learn at that track and be consistent there too.”
“We know this is a track that doesn‘t play to our bike‘s strengths,” added team director Massimo Meregalli. “With that being said, neither does the Spielberg circuit, and Fabio‘s pace was still competitive enough to challenge for a podium there.
“One thing is for sure, we are 100% committed to battling for top positions. No doubt it will be hard work, but we are ready for the challenge.”