For simply the second time in its MotoGP historical past, Ducati locked out the entrance row in qualifying with Jorge Martin on pole forward of Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller.
And in Sunday’s 27-lap season finale, Bagnaia took his fourth win of the season forward of newly topped rookie of the 12 months Martin and Miller.
Ducati’s final Valencia win got here in 2018, whereas its earlier victories earlier than that was in 2008 and 2006, with the format of the Ricardo Tormo Circuit sometimes not suited to the Desmosedici.
However Quartararo – who was fifth after a troublesome weekend in Valencia – says Ducati’s type at Valencia is proof of the “large step” the Italian marque has made with its MotoGP bike.
Requested by Autosport if his robust last two rounds had been regarding for him after such a powerful season, Quartararo stated: “To be sincere, Portimao wasn’t troublesome.
“It was we made a foul qualifying and we couldn’t overtake.
“However right here was troublesome and all people says this monitor is just not a Ducati monitor, however 1-2-Three, on pole place and 1-2-Three within the race.
“They make a large step, so I’m extra fearful about subsequent 12 months.
“However that is one thing I’ve an excessive amount of on my thoughts proper now.
“I would like to go away it to Yamaha, they now what they should do to enhance for subsequent 12 months.
“So, in fact we aren’t absolutely assured as a result of they make that step. However we’re the world champions of this 12 months, so we have to take pleasure in it.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce
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Quartararo has made no secret of his want for Yamaha to deliver a extra highly effective engine to its bike for 2022 to have the ability to get on phrases with the Ducati, with the Frenchman noting that “we arrived to the restrict” of the present M1 bundle in Valencia.
“I’m giving my most all the time and I believe you’ll be able to see it,” he added.
“However there may be one second once you arrive to the restrict of your bike, and I believe at present we arrived to the restrict.
“To be sincere, it was robust to know how a lot turning, drive and energy they’ve, as a result of I used to be behind Jack and he simply… I don’t know the way a lot horsepower they’ve, however they’ve loads.
“However ultimately it’s one thing Yamaha must work on and it’s fairly clear what we have to do. So, I repeat it loads to Yamaha, however I believe they know what they should do.”