Fabio Quartararo still leads the top of the 2022 MotoGP standings from 11 series that have been held. Even so, the position of the French rider is not safe because the difference in points is not so far from Aleix Espargaro. Quartararo took it easy with the condition and was distressed by it.
Currently Quartararo has 172 points and Espargaro is following him in second place with 151 points, the difference between the two is only 21 points. This distance can be cut or even skipped if in the British MotoGP later Espargaro wins and Quartararo fails to get points.
Quoted from the page Speedweek, the Monster Energy Yamaha rider responded casually to the current situation. The reigning MotoGP champion last season considered pressure as a normal thing in the highest caste motorcycle racing scene.
“I haven’t felt pressure for a long time. I won the World Championship last year, I enjoyed it and Yamaha didn’t press me. I also didn’t put myself under pressure. I felt it wasn’t necessary,” said the rider nicknamed El Diablo.
Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia Photo: AFP via Getty Images/RONNY HARTMANN
“Of course, there are moments that are more stressful, (i.e.) before the race or qualifying. But I wouldn’t call it pressure, it’s just a stressful situation, especially right before the start and qualifying. But pressure is something I deal with quite a bit. good this year,” continued the rider who had just extended his contract with Yamaha until 2024.
With the 2022 MotoGP which still has nine series remaining, the opportunity to become a world champion is still open to anyone. Even Ducati also has a chance to win this season. Three of their drivers are in the top three, Johann Zarco (Pramac Racing) has 114 points, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) has 106 points, and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing) has 105 points.
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