MotoGP, Sepang test. Quartararo: “2022 equals 2021”. Mir: “Suzuki worked well” – MotoGP
In summary: Fabio Quartararo makes the best of a bad situation on what Yamaha brought; Joan Mir is pleasantly surprised by Suzuki’s work. Here is in detail what the last two MotoGP world champions said
February 5, 2022
f.abio Quartararo: “I was wrong about the maximum speed…”
“The engine is very similar to last season. At a certain point of the day I was thrilled, because I was among the first in terms of top speed, but then I realized that the number was due to bad braking… I didn’t for real time attack, because the soft tire has had a few turns on its shoulders: tomorrow we will do better. But, above all, I have to be more efficient in riding, it’s normal that after a while I don’t get on the bike anymore. Today I was too aggressive under braking, not very fluid in the fast corners. It’s clear that I would like more horses, but if we don’t have any, it can’t be invented… If you have them, better, if you don’t have any you have to adapt to what you have “.
Joan Mir: “We have to be optimistic: Suzuki has done well”
“It was a positive day, important to get back on the bike. I’m happy with how things went: we have a lot of equipment to try, including two different frames, we have to make the right choice. We have a more powerful engine, now we have to adjust the electronics for the new delivery. We haven’t tried all the new things yet: in this test it is important to understand where we can improve for the race. I saw a lot of fast bikes, but I didn’t have time to be “impressed” by anyone, I had a lot to do: let’s see if tomorrow it will be possible to follow rivals, today today I didn’t have time. You have to be optimistic, Suzuki has worked well: it’s too early to say anything, but I’m confident”.