Quartararo concerned in scooter crash after Marquez Aragon MotoGP conflict
The Yamaha rider was jumped off the road into Flip 1 by the returning Marquez, who hadn’t raced since he went for surgical procedure on his proper arm following Could’s Italian GP.
Marquez had a slide on the best way out of Flip 3 on the opening lap and caught Quartararo unaware, with the Yamaha rider spearing into the again of the Honda.
Quartararo was taken out on the spot and suffered some burns to his chest from sliding alongside the asphalt, however escaped critical harm regardless of his stricken M1 clobbering him.
On his approach again to his Yamaha storage, Quartararo revealed he was concerned in a second incident when a marshal crashed head on with the scooter he was on – however as soon as once more escaped harm.
“Sore and burned, however disgrace as a result of it’s the primary time I really feel good in Aragon in a few years and crashing within the third nook was not the most effective,” Quartararo mentioned when requested how he was after the crash.
“However I’m having powerful final races, however nonetheless motivated to do extra within the subsequent races.
“After the crash a marshal hit the scooter. I had a second crash. It was fairly quick truly.
“Fortunately, I didn’t take off my helmet.
“However the marshal simply hit nose to nose with one other scooter, fairly quick, fortunately I didn’t don’t have anything from that crash.
“However all the things I’ve [injury-wise] is from the primary crash. The marshal I believe is just a little bit sore additionally.”
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The Frenchman put no blame at Marquez’s door for the Flip 3 incident, including: “Marc turned so properly but in addition had a slide.
“I had higher traction and I didn’t count on him [to be there] and I simply hit him within the again. I don’t keep in mind precisely the state of affairs, but it surely’s a disgrace that simply within the third nook.”
Regardless of this, he has taken solace within the truth he was truly aggressive at Aragon for the primary time and believes with out the crash he may have fought with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro – who’s now simply 17 factors away within the championship – KTM’s Brad Binder and Ducati’s Jack Miller for the highest six.
“I’ve all the time been quick however by no means actually constant,” he mentioned of Aragon.
“I used to be tremendous comfortable about my FP4, I used to be tremendous constant and quick. So, other than the race it was a constructive weekend and I’m actually trying ahead to going to tracks the place we’ve not been for a very long time.
“Japan is one in every of my favorite tracks, Thailand additionally. So I’ll push my most to make the most effective there.
“I believe combating for the highest 5 would have been an ideal consequence.
“We all know within the race we’re all the time struggling, however low 1m48s is a very quick lap instances.
“Possibly a podium was one thing that was doable. Combating for the victory, we’re quick in observe however we all know within the race it’s tough, however I believe combating for third, fourth, fifth, sixth we may have.”