The primary pre-season check of the 2022 season bought underway on Thursday at Jerez, with Quartararo ending up ninth quickest and zero.707 seconds off the tempo.
The world champion examined Yamaha’s 2022 bike, however sounded flat when he mentioned the motorbike was mainly the identical because the prototype he examined at Misano in September having admittedly anticipated extra new objects.
With Yamaha eager to get Quartararo on a deal for 2023 and foolish season more likely to kick into excessive gear over the winter, the 2021 world champion says he won’t signal something earlier than he sees what Yamaha brings to the Sepang pre-season check in February.
“No, I believe it is nonetheless early,” he mentioned when requested a few 2023 cope with Yamaha.
“I do not wish to signal something earlier than Malaysia at the very least: I wish to see the evolution of our bike.
“I believe it is regular. I do not assume it is regular to signal for 2023 with out having began 2022, so I believe I do know the place my worth lies.
“I’ll wait a short while to see how the workforce positions itself with Yamaha, particularly to see the evolution or not of the brand new bike in Sepang.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
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“I’m asking for crucial issues. After that, it is one thing that if they do not present what I am asking for, at the very least that they attempt to that there’s a small enchancment, that is good.
“But when I see that they go in a very completely different path, it might have an effect on my future with Yamaha.”
The important thing change Quartararo desires to see with the 2022 bike is extra energy, with the Yamaha frequently 8km/h plus down on the Ducatis this season.
When requested by Autosport what his common feeling on the 2022 bike was after day one at Jerez, he mentioned: “Nicely, we tried a extremely related bike as Misano… nicely, to be trustworthy, it was the bike of Misano.
“So, we tried that, we tried extra issues which might be a brand new swingarm, some electronics, anti-wheelie.
“However to be trustworthy it was a extremely related check as Misano.
“Extra work must be executed to really feel an enchancment. Nonetheless, [there’s] some, such as you’d think about, the bike is step one and we hope for significantly better in Sepang.”