Fabio Quartararo is disappointed with the race in Valencia considering that he did not achieve his goal. "I'm surprised because actually this engine was supposed to be a little bit faster than the one we tested in Misano and Barcelona and I found that it was the same as two days ago, especially on the qualifying lap.
"We compared the speed and it was the same, so we have to analyse what happened because also we have two tests, Misano, Barcelona then Cal make Motegi and Jerez and they see the difference on the engine. "But right now, there was no difference, so we have to analyse really well what happened."- he said, as quoted by motorsport.com Quartaro is aware of the problems he will have.
"The thing is, normally this engine has more horsepower and in Jerez Cal tried it and it was clearly better. "But right now, we check like I said before, top speed with last year is the same. "So there will be a problem for sure, not in the engine but something happened that we didn't have this extra power that we were expecting."
Fabio Quartaro: It's not the way I wanted to end the year
He couldn't hide his disappointment, but he has to move on.
Quartaro knows how.
"Of course, it's not the way I wanted to end the year. But at the end, something went wrong. "It's not possible that in Misano and Barcelona, we feel an improvement and then right now today, there is nothing.
'I mean, something went wrong, but I guess for Franco was the same because I see he is also quite on the bottom in the speed. "I had only one slipstream so that's why I went 327 I think. When you check the top guys in front, it's quite high, so we have to analyse."