This Sunday, Fabio Quartararo was the main figure of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Frenchman obtained a new pole for the season, and it seemed that he was flying towards another victory that left him as the absolute leader of the championship. However, a sudden drop in performance near lap 13 of the test caused him to lose his chance of winning first place.
All the criticism of Quartararo’s strong crash pointed to the tires being badly worn. Lap by lap, Fabio lost almost two seconds to his rivals. Jack miller took advantage of the situation and won his second victory in MotoGP, and the first for Ducati in fifteen years on the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera.
Quartararo spoke after what happened at the Spanish Grand Prix and confirmed that severe pain in his forearm caused him to have to manage his rhythm. Falling lap by lap, he wanted to come back in the last part of the race, but this was already lost. Only on the last lap was he able to roll at a competitive pace, setting a lap of 1m39s, very close to his best record.
The official team rider’s fears Yamaha they were confirmed after testing. The Frenchman will have to undergo surgery this Tuesday for the most common injury in the world of motorcycling: Compartment Syndrome. The membrane that covers the muscle of the forearm became inflamed, causing severe pain in Quartararo. The only solution to this injury is intervention, which will take place this Tuesday as confirmed by the pilot himself.
“Once I was in the lead and when I was about a second ahead, I started to notice it and I was able to fight against this for six laps, until it was impossible. It was even dangerous for me. I did not want to stop because I knew that at least I could add two or three points, which could be very important for the championship, “said ‘El Diablo’ after the race.