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Quartararo must see Yamaha progress earlier than signing new deal

The primary pre-season take a look at 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 bike was principally 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 prone 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 take a look at in February.

“No, I feel it is nonetheless early,” he mentioned when requested a couple of 2023 cope with Yamaha.

“I do not wish to signal something earlier than Malaysia no less than: I wish to see the evolution of our bike.

“I feel it is regular. I do not assume it is regular to signal for 2023 with out having began 2022, so I feel I do know the place my worth lies.

“I’ll wait a short time to see how the crew positions itself with Yamaha, particularly to see the evolution or not of the brand new bike in Sepang.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“I’m asking for essential issues. After that, it is one thing that if they do not present what I am asking for, no less than that they try to that there’s a small enchancment, that is good.

“But when I see that they go in a very completely different path, it may possibly 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 often 8km/h plus down on the Ducatis this season.

When requested by Autosport what his basic feeling on the 2022 bike was after day one at Jerez, he mentioned: “Effectively, we tried a very related bike as Misano… properly, to be trustworthy, it was the bike of Misano.

“So, we tried that, we tried extra issues which can be a brand new swingarm, some electronics, anti-wheelie.

“However to be trustworthy it was a very related take a look at as Misano.

“Extra work must be achieved to really feel an enchancment. Nonetheless, [there’s] some, such as you’d think about, the bike is step one and we hope for a lot better in Sepang.”

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