The championship chief has repeatedly aired his struggles with the 2021 Yamaha in moist situations and little enchancment gave the impression to be made on Friday at Misano following a soaked FP2.
Quartararo slid from eighth in the mostly dry FP1 to 18th in the fully wet FP2, ending behind new team-mate Franco Morbidelli – who has been absent since June and hadn’t ridden the 2021 M1 earlier than Friday – and over two seconds off the tempo.
The Frenchman says 18th is “not actual”, however concedes his present kind in moist is simply ok for 12th at the most effective – whereas nearest title rivals Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir had been second and fourth.
“No, as a result of that’s what I stated earlier than,” he replied when requested if his issues had been all the way down to the observe.
“I had that sort of feeling, however trying on the information, the temperatures had been proper.
“We have to analyse, we discovered a set-up and it was somewhat bit higher on the sensation.
“We’re nonetheless two seconds from the highest man, however for me our place just isn’t actual now.
“For me, our positing proper now was within the prime 12.
“However nonetheless in 2019 I made all of my moist practices within the prime 10 and I can’t perceive why I can’t have this sense again.
“Let’s see what we are able to do and what we are able to enhance for the subsequent session within the moist.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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Quartararo added that he has “zero feeling” in Misano’s quick corners regardless of a brand new set-up providing him a greater feeling than he’s had within the moist beforehand this yr.
“So, we tried a very totally different setting this afternoon,” he stated.
“It was somewhat bit higher. It’s a disgrace as a result of I missed my final lap as a result of I improved my lap time, however I made not even one in every of my quickest sectors.
“So, we’ve somewhat little bit of margin and I feel the best way we improved somewhat bit was higher.
“It was somewhat bit higher, however nonetheless I’m not feeling snug on the bike.
“I really feel we make a small step in entrance as a result of my feeling is best, however I’ve zero feeling within the quick corners, so it’s robust.
“It’s robust, let’s see what we are able to do, however in the intervening time we’re struggling rather a lot.”