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The Yamaha rider had a powerful begin to the race and battled each Ducati riders in his bid for victory, which may have secured him the title had Bagnaia slipped to 14th.
Regardless of each Jack Miller and Marc Marquez crashing forward of him, the 2021 world champion was unable to enhance on his begin place and completed fourth, with Francesco Bagnaia clinching the crown from ninth place.
Requested whether or not he may have made an impression on the victory combat having battled Bagnaia and Miller, he stated: “No. Sadly not. We made an incredible tempo, we get well a bit of bit with the entrance, however with Jack, he brakes in Flip 2, we go off huge.
“I push when I’ve the contact with Pecco, I needed to essentially push myself to the utmost. On that lap I used to be on the restrict, principally all of the race on the restrict.
“However I’ve no regrets as a result of I give my 100% at the moment and once you lose the title like that on the finish, you at all times want to search out the optimistic, even when proper now it’s 99% of unfavorable.
“The 1% optimistic is the subsequent 4 months that I would like to attend for the primary race, I might be [in] much more anger of coaching arduous, getting ready myself higher and combat tougher in 2023.”
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Staff, Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Quartararo was seen instantly congratulating his title rival following the race, with big celebrations breaking out on monitor.
He stated that although the 15 minutes after the race was powerful, he’s “a fighter, a winner,” and appears ahead to beginning his preparation for subsequent season.
The Frenchman added: “I imply after all after the race was emotional. I’m a fighter, a winner, I wish to be within the first place.
“So after all the subsequent 15 minutes after the race was powerful.
“Nevertheless it occurs, it’s completed, we have to shut the guide and make a brand new chapter and it begins on Tuesday. So I’m actually trying ahead to doing that.”
A part of Quartararo’s struggles throughout Sunday’s race got here from tyre issues, with the tyre compound too tender for the nice and cozy situations.
He stated the left facet of his entrance tyre was “a lot on the restrict” and that he “couldn’t do any higher.”
Quartararo stated: “It was not an issue of tyre stress, it was only a drawback of principally tyre compound too tender.
“Fortunately this yr we had at the least one cease tougher on left, however they’re bringing tyres method too tender on this monitor and in addition I feel as a result of yearly is extra scorching at this monitor – at the moment it’s 26, 27 levels.
“In order that’s why additionally we’re little bit too tender and we’re at all times utilizing tremendous arduous tyres. That’s the factor.”