Fabio Quartaro: I have to say I was stupid



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Fabio Quartaro: I have to say I was stupid

Fabio Quartararo, a phenomenal person and driver, had a problem in Jerez and had an accident. Quartaro seems to see himself as the main culprit. “Sore, I had a tough five minutes after the crash. “But let’s say the pain is getting lower and lower, but I couldn’t breathe in one moment.

“It was myself [that caused my injury]. It was not even the bike. We put something new on the fuel tank and when I jumped on it [I hurt myself]. “I felt a little bit stupid because I crashed and did nothing. “But when I took the bike and jumped on it [that’s what hurt].

So, maybe it was better to lie [and say] that it was the tyre – but I have to say I was stupid”.

Quartaro honestly on the crash

Quartaro spoke of his many mistakes. “Was nothing strange, just pushing and at the end with the wet patches I had one crash,” he added.

“Then I had one moment I braked too late and with the medium front I felt super bad because I felt there was basically no support. “I felt the tyre was moving a lot and I didn’t want to take any risk and try to turn and crash again.

“So, I preferred to go straight and one moment I made a mistake shifting into fourth gear when I had to go to second”. Jerez track can be very difficult. “Normally here at Jerez on Friday it’s super tough, so I was quite surprised because normally every Friday from our side we go not so great and today we made a good step,” he said.

“Even on FP2 there was some wet patches at Turn 8, and it’s not a good place to have them. “So, I hope tomorrow even if it’s dry that someone really goes with something to dry it because to be honest it’s a place where it’s quite dangerous [to have a damp patch].

“The last corner it’s slow, but at Turn 8 you can have a big crash from the front or from the rear. So, it was a bit tricky”.