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Quartararo certified fourth at Buriram, however was instantly dropped to 11th after being compelled extensive on the first nook within the moist contest.
He plummeted to 17th after operating extensive exiting Flip four moments later and will make no additional progress up the order, seeing his championship lead worn out by Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia – who was third – from 18 to 2 factors.
Quartararo stormed out of the Yamaha storage instantly after the race and cancelled all media duties, with the group at a loss as to clarify his woes.
“As you’ll be able to think about, that was not the state of affairs we wished to cope with,” Yamaha boss Massimo Meregalli mentioned.
“We didn’t discuss to Fabio after the race, as a result of he was most likely very disenchanted and annoyed and he went straight to his workplace to chill down.
“It’s additionally troublesome for us to evaluate till we communicate to him. We’ve to speak to him and examine the info and see in the event that they match.
“And it’s very obscure. For certain for everybody this race has been a raffle, as a result of having completed all of the classes within the dry after which race within the moist.
“However we did the identical factor in Indonesia, however there we did the identical factor and carried out nicely.
“Right here was fully the alternative. It’s very unclear the rationale and we have to time to know.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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RNF Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow adopted – and at one stage handed – Quartararo in that race, and says it was clear the Frenchman was battling he similar entrance tyre stress points as he was.
“He’s a very good moist climate rider, as a result of final yr he got here third in Le Mans. This yr he was on the rostrum in Mandalika,” Crutchlow mentioned.
“The bike, actually talking, will not be the most effective within the dry, so he’s using so nicely within the dry and he’s making the distinction.
“And within the rain, everyone seems to be using nearly as good as what they have been however our bike issues are exaggerated much more. So, we have to enhance it.
“I might see [he was struggling with the front tyre]. Me and him, the one factor I did was outbrake him.
“The one good factor I might do in that race was brake, the remainder was a waste of my time.
“However once you brake arduous, you improve the entrance stress once more. So, you’re in a no-win state of affairs.
“Fabio was turning precisely how I used to be turning, couldn’t go spherical a nook. Then you’re sluggish across the nook, so that you decide up the throttle and also you’ve received no rear grip both. And we all know he’s a very good moist climate rider, so it’s a disgrace.”