leader of the first session free practice, eighth after the second, Fabio Quartararo had a rather encouraging opening day this Friday at the Valencia circuit. His chance of keeping his title of world champion is slim but he thinks there is still something to play for as he aims to fight for victory, a first condition to dethrone Francesco Bagnaia.
” I feel goodtestified the French Friday after the EL2. It’s been from Germany (June 19) that we don’t fight for victory, there I want to do it. I’m only concentrating on myself and we’ll see on Sunday. Qualifying will be crucial, but I give my all every Saturday. Being on the first two lines would be ideal. »
His feelings are in any case better than last year, when Bagnaia won by leading a hat-trick of Ducati motorcycles. For the moment, the Italian hasn’t been faster than the Frenchman, and he was even 17th in the morning. “Honestly, Pecco’s times don’t interest me too much, claims ”El Diablo”. It’s true that this morning it was fun to see our positions, but these are the first sessions. »