Fabio Quartararo, taking stock of his qualifications which preserve all his hopes of still doing well with his Yamaha in this Italian Grand Prix, was critical of the proposed track conditions provided as actually dangerous. An estimate that is not shared by everyone among his colleagues, including two on Ducati who gives another vision of things…
Were the pilots made to run reckless risks in this qualification for the Italian Grand Prix during which they had to deal with the vagaries of a storm? Fabio Quartararo, the World Champion thinks so, and he said so. But it is not unanimous. Certainly, Aleix Espargaro went in his direction by commenting: “ we don’t have intermediate tires. The first five minutes of Q2 in particular were really scary. It was very dangerous “.
But at Ducati, we discovered two pilots of a different opinion. Pecco Bagnaia, the official of the mark thus declared on motorsport-magazin: ” of course it was not so safe because it was raining “, he explains, ” but we did 1’46 in lap time. These are incredible times in these conditions ».
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Pecco Bagnaia Ducati: “ it’s our job, our sport, our passion, so we just have to do it”
The unexpected and heroic poleman Fabio Di Giannantoniowas only around seven and a half tenths off the fastest time of the weekend so far of 1’45.393, set by Bagnaia in FP3 under completely dry conditions. Normally, MotoGP riders lose at least ten seconds to their best dry times in wet conditions. Bagnaia Find out about conditions that were certainly tricky: “ it’s our job, our sport, our passion, so we just have to do it “, valued Bagnaia.
And the rookie is rocketing in front of his home crowd this Saturday, what does he say? Di Giannantonio respond : ” well you can clearly fall easier in such weather but we are the best riders in the world and we can handle “said the pilot Gresini during the official MotoGP press conference. ” In the end, it’s a gamble whether you ride slicks or wet tires. If you opt for safety: take rain tires. I don’t think we need to talk about security at this expected, there’s no reason “.
By the way, the crew Fabio Quartararo at the house of Yamaha said : ” I stayed with the rain tires for safetybut the track is dry “. He’s 23rd on the grid, but safe and sound.
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