Fabio Quartararo became MotoGP world champion at Misano in a year when not everything was perfect for the frenchman. Despite having won the title and having been in the lead since Le Mans, the #20 remembers that there is still an M1 to evolve, especially with regard to maximum speed.
The only thing I ask for is more power. We were able to test the 2022 chassis at Misano and it works very well, but what we lack is power. What I’m really asking Yamaha for is more top speed, to make life a little easier for me when overtaking. In the first race at Misano, if I had a little more top speed, I could have won’, he said in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.
Asked if he would like to compete against Marc Márquez when he is at 100% of his capabilities, Quartararo replied:
– Very. Marc is in shape, he has won the last two races and I really want to fight him. Marc is an example I have followed for many years. I really like him as a rider, as a person and the fights we had in 2019, although he almost always won them. I remember them as the moments when I could learn and enjoy the most. I was allowed to say that I was racing against an eight-time world champion.
Fabio Quartararo is one of the youngest champions ever surpassing Valentino Rossi in the stats
With the MotoGP title consummated last sunday, Fabio Quartararo became one of the youngest champions in history in the premier class – between MotoGP and the old 500cc. Ahead of him, only five younger drivers took the title.
Quartararo even surpassed in the stats Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi and last year’s world champion Joan Mir. This is because the french secured the conquest at the age of 22 years and 187 days – ahead of Rossi’s 22 years and 240 days. Mir and Lorenzo were already over 23 years old at the time of their first MotoGP titles.
Ahead of Quartararo in this statistic are the youngest champion ever – Marc Márquez at 20 years and 266 days – Freddie Spencer (21 years and 258 days), Casy Stoner (21 years and 342 days), Mike Hailwood (22 years and 160 days) days) and John Surtees (22 years and 182 days).