Quartararo collided with RNF Aprilia’s Oliveira on the opening lap of Sunday’s fundamental race at Flip 2, which led to the pink flags being proven.
The Yamaha rider was able to restart the race, whereas Oliveira was taken to the medical centre the place he was identified with a dislocated shoulder.
On his method to the grid for the restart, Quartararo was given an extended lap penalty for the incident.
Talking concerning the penalty, Quartararo mentioned: “[I was] shocked and we don’t see any cause why.
“Maio [Meregalli, Yamaha boss] went to race route to have an evidence, however no clear clarification was mentioned.
“From our aspect, I feel we don’t see something unusual and I feel it’s clearly not a penalty. However, it’s previously, and I made it twice.
“I imply, first I feel they mentioned that they’re confused on this state of affairs, they’re in a rush.
“Nevertheless it’s troublesome to say ‘you might be penalised’ if you end up unsure and after the race you aren’t totally agreed it’s a penalty.”
Quartararo needed to serve the lengthy lap penalty a second time as he strayed outdoors of the designated loop, which he says he didn’t realise he’d carried out. He was finally labeled 10th.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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MotoGP stewarding has been a sizzling matter for the reason that opening spherical of the season following the controversial Marc Marquez/Oliveira collision within the Portuguese GP.
In Sunday’s Spanish GP, Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia was ordered by the stewards to drop one place for a tough overtake on KTM’s Jack Miller.
Miller made a equally laborious transfer on Pramac’s Jorge Martin not lengthy after, however escaped punishment.
With complaints about inconsistencies in stewarding usually being raised, the FIM stewards panel will meet with the riders on the French GP to clarify its place on decision-making.
“I imply, I’d like to say what I feel, however we are going to simply have a dialogue and see how it’s doable to take this type of choice,” Quartararo mentioned when requested about what he would say on this assembly.
Explaining the incident, Quartararo says he was compelled into the collision as he was squeezed within the center between Marco Bezzecchi and Oliveira.
“Bezzecchi was in entrance, I used to be within the center, I had no different answer to try this,” he mentioned.
“I couldn’t escape this crash. I simply tried to brake and cease, however I hit – I don’t know who was first – however the bike of Miguel took my clutch and I hit the bike of Bezzecchi. I had no different answer however to try this, so the crash was 100% positive.”
Bezzecchi says he felt contact from Quartararo into Flip 2, however thought the Frenchman didn’t do something significantly flawed.
“For me, it was a state of affairs that was a bit bit troublesome to keep away from as a result of in the long run the one factor he might do was brake a bit bit earlier as he was in between me and Miguel – from what I noticed, however I didn’t have the time to look very effectively,” Bezzecchi mentioned.
“So, perhaps [it could have been avoided by] braking a bit bit earlier, however the area shouldn’t be a lot. So, it’s a mistake that may occur.”