Having certified on pole, the Frenchman was main the Jerez race comfortably when all of a sudden his tempo started to fade across the midway level.
After shedding the result in Ducati’s Jack Miller, who went on to win, Quartararo tumbled out of the factors altogether and dropped to an eventual 13th place on the end.
Quartararo, who was main the championship forward of the Jerez weekend after successful the earlier two races in Qatar and Portugal, had undergone arm-pump surgical procedure again in 2019, however mentioned Sunday was the primary time he had been affected by it on the Spanish circuit the place he received twice in 2020.
When requested after the race after the how he would take care of the issue, Quartararo admitted he felt “lost”.
“I don’t know, I can’t reply this query as a result of my mind proper now will not be working,” he mentioned.
“I am pondering an excessive amount of, so I want to not… I’ve individuals already trying, my supervisor, my greatest good friend, to strive to have a look at the perfect choices.
“I don’t know, for certain one thing is deliberate as a result of it is not OK, my arm will not be OK. In Portugal final 12 months it was catastrophe, this 12 months was excellent. Right here [at Jerez] I by no means had drawback in my life, this 12 months I’ve an issue.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing facility Racing
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“It is one thing I do not perceive. We’re nonetheless trying however there are too many choices.
“My mind is stuffed with individuals telling me to go in a single place, to go to the opposite. And really proper now I am misplaced.”
On Tuesday, Quartararo had a profitable operation for Power Exertional Compartment Syndrome on the CH Aix en Provence hospital.
Yamaha mentioned he’s anticipated to be absolutely match for the subsequent MotoGP race, his residence race on the Le Mans circuit on 16 Might.
Writing on Twitter, Quartararo mentioned: “Every little thing fantastic, just one purpose is subsequent race at residence.”
Regardless of the disappointing consequence at Jerez, Quartararo sits simply two factors behind new championship chief, Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia.