After talking about some problems he has with his bike to overtake, something that was clear again at Le Mans, Fabio Quartararo went further and even confessed that the phase of getting 'angry' is now a thing of the past. Although he was happy with the result and speed, he warned that his real position isn't the one he ended at.
On whether he welcomed the fact that Pecco Bagnaia was not able to get close to him on the leaderboard, when everything led to believe that it would happen, Quartararo replied: 'Yes, I'm not happy with my race at all. There were three crashes ahead of me, I can't be happy with the race I did because my real position is not fourth, it's much further back'.
The frenchman then discussed his race pace, which made him happy, but he explained again that he has problems overtaking: 'It's not because of our pace, because if you go to the training sessions we had the best pace but then in the race you're in a position where you can't overtake or you don't have an open track, it's all over, and that's why I wasn't even angry... I'm a little used to it, and the truth is that I always give 100%'.
And he recalled a mistake that prevented him from fighting more for the podium: 'There was a moment when I gave everything and lost the front on the second to last lap, Aleix [Espargaro] won half a second and in five corners I was right behind. In terms of speed we were super fast but we know it's not possible to overtake'.