Quartararo will compete in this weekend’s Misano race by Ducati’s 52 points Francesco Bagnaia And if Bagnaia doesn’t win the Emilia Romagna GP to win the 2021 title, he needs to keep his lead at 50 points.
Quartararo, who had already admitted that he didn’t have to be obsessed with the title chance at Misano in Austin, wants to repeat this stance on Thursday and instead treat this weekend “like a regular race.”
“Of course I feel really good, but to be honest, my head isn’t very good at that part of the championship,” he was asked how he felt before the first title match point. I said when.
“I think we need to race like a regular race, but of course we know that something special can happen on Sundays.
“But at this point, I think we need to plan first on Friday and Saturday, as we did earlier this year.
“And we will see the amount of risk we take on Sunday, but Friday and Saturday are normal situations for now, and then we will see what happens.”
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing
On his final visit to Misano in MotoGP in September, Quartararo admitted that he hunted down Bagnaia hard at the end of the San Marino GP and enjoyed taking risks despite the title situation.
If he encountered a similar situation this Sunday, he was asked if he would do this again, he added.
“That’s the way I like to race, but I’ve never been in such a situation [to win a championship]..
“I didn’t have a chance last year, so I think I learned a lot, not how to fight for the championship, but being a championship leader in many races last year is important to my experience. It was a great step.
“And this year, I think it’s much easier to get it.
“Let’s take a look, but at the moment it’s a regular race and we’re at risk on Sunday.”
Quartararo needs to approach MotoGP match points “like the start of the season”
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