Quartararo laments “silly rookie mistake” after Assen MotoGP crash - Motor Informed
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Quartararo laments “silly rookie mistake” after Assen MotoGP crash

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Quartararo was battling for second with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro when he misplaced the front-end of his Yamaha whereas overtaking the Spaniard on the Flip 5 hairpin on lap 5 of 26.

The Yamaha rider remounted useless final with a broken bike, whereas Espargaro misplaced eight.1s as he recovered by way of the gravel earlier than occurring to grab fourth on the ultimate lap with a last-corner overtake on Brad Binder and Jack Miller.

Quartararo got here into the pits on lap 9 earlier than returning to the circuit, however would crash once more when he highsided exiting Flip 5 three laps later.

It marked the world champion’s first race retirement since Valencia 2020 and has seen his factors lead minimize from 34 to 21 going into the summer season break.

Chatting with Canal+ after the race, Quartararo blasted his “silly mistake” and says he restarted the race as a result of his crew instructed him to in case there was rain and a motorbike swap was required.

“I made a rookie mistake, I wished to push an excessive amount of from the start,” Quartararo mentioned. “It is with these errors that you simply study for the longer term, nevertheless it was a extremely silly mistake.

“We may very nicely have set an excellent tempo and fought for the win. These are errors that you simply study from for the longer term.

“I wished to restart and attempt to rating some factors however I noticed that the bike was an issue. I finished, the crew instructed me to restart in case of rain however after I restarted I may see that one thing was mistaken.

“I attempted however I do not know, we’ve got to analyse the crash however I misplaced the rear a bit abruptly, so we’ll see what they are saying. I made a rookie mistake.”

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing crash

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing crash

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Quartararo, who went to apologise to Espargaro after the race, additionally mentioned the Aprilia rider ought to have been “the winner” at the moment given the tempo he had.

When requested why he went to Espargaro’s storage, he mentioned: “To apologise, as a result of the winner at the moment was him due to the tempo he had.

“Simply to apologise for my mistake. He rode an excellent race.

“We made a mistake at this monitor however our potential is there so I hope for a similar as within the earlier races. We’ll see.”

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