News 27 Jun 2019

Quartararo has to ‘keep calm’ amid increasing success

Petronas Yamaha SRT contender remaining level-headed.

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Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo believes he needs to remain calm amid his increasing level of success so far throughout his rookie season.

The youthful talent landed on pole at Catalan grand prix before earning a thrilling maiden podium in the MotoGP World Championship, although he’s keeping a level-head as Assen’s eighth round approaches this weekend in The Netherlands.

“We go to Assen motivated after the great result from Barcelona, but we have to keep calm and continue working as we have been so far,” Quartararo explained. “We know exactly what our goal is, which is to be Rookie of the Year, so we shouldn’t lose sight of this and keep going step by step.

“If we continue working like this, I’m sure that we will enjoy further success, such as the pole and podium we got at the Catalan GP. We had a positive test in Barcelona, so we go to the Netherlands enthusiastic about things.

“I’ve also recovered further from my right forearm operation. Assen is a circuit that I like, I’ve achieved two podiums there, and I’m looking forward to a good weekend.”

The talented Frenchman is currently ranked seventh in the standings, two points shy of Australia’s Jack Miller (Pramac Racing).

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