JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The MotoGP racers are currently conducting the Mandalika MotoGP pre-season test in NTB, Lombok. The 2021 world title winner is no exception, Fabio Quartararo.
After trying out the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, the racer who earned the nickname El Diablo gave his impression.
Reporting from the Yamaha Racing page, Sunday (13/1/2022), Fabio said the condition of the Mandalika Circuit was like a motocross track. This is due to the condition of the circuit which became dirty after the rain.
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“To be honest, I’m very happy because this morning was very difficult. The conditions are like a motocross track,” said Quartararo, quoted from Yamaha Racing, Sunday (13/2/2022).
Fabio also compared the conditions of the Mandalika Circuit with Qatar and Thailand. According to him, the Mandalika Circuit has pretty good corners.
“I think these circuits are like Qatar and Thailand, as well as Argentina, where I had quite a bit of braking. I think the corner at Mandalika is good,” he said.
Fabio also emphasized that he considers all circuits the same, as well as the Mandalika Circuit. According to him, there is no track that can give Yamaha an advantage.
“I don’t think of any track as a ‘Yamaha track’, because I think it’s wrong. I see this as a normal circuit, and I will give my best. This is the best mentality,” he said.
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As is known, the first day of the pre-season test was closed by Pol Espargaro who managed to become the fastest rider with a time of 1 minute 32,466 seconds. Meanwhile, Fabio Quartararo placed fifth with a time of 1 minute 33,108 seconds.
The second day of the pre-season test was closed by Valentino Rossi’s younger brother, Luca Marini, who managed to achieve the fastest time of 1 minute 31,289 seconds. Meanwhile, Fabio Quartararo is in fourth position with a time of 1 minute 31.564 seconds.
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