Fabio Quartararo’s failure to win the 2020 MotoGP event yesterday disappointed the Petronas Yamaha SRT Team. However, Director Johan Stigefelt can ensure that the French rider has actually met the target set by the team.
In fact, Quartararo started the 2020 season campaign yesterday with extraordinary results. The proof is that he managed to become a winner in the first two series which all took place at the Jerez Circuit.
In total, the 21-year-old racer collected 3 wins last season, and had a long perch at the top of the standings.
Stigefelt himself admitted that he was amazed by the extraordinary performance shown by Quartararo last season.
“What happened this season is not unexpected, because we have seen, especially through Fabio in 2019, we have an amazing performance so that he gets stronger every race. He grows up as a rider, and we also learn and develop with him as a team. , “said ‘Stiggy’ through the team’s official release.
But it is very unfortunate because since the Austrian series, Quartararo’s performance has dropped dramatically until he finally finished in 8th place in the season-ending standings.
Of course the Petronas Team was disappointed by this fact, but Quartararo’s success in winning three wins meant that the French rider had indeed reached the team’s target.
“This year we got a better engine than Yamaha, and Fabio got a factory bike. So, starting this season, I certainly expect good results from Fabio. We don’t give him any pressure, but we expect a podium and a win, and that’s our target. , “he said.
Unlike Quartararo, Franco Morbidelli, who initially doubted, appeared consistent and in the end managed to finish as runner-up in the final standings of MotoGP 2020 yesterday.
Of course, Stigefelt admitted that he was very happy with the appearance of the Italian rider.
“Franky has also grown stronger throughout 2020, similar to Fabio’s progress in 2019. So, it is very nice to see that progress and to see him end this season in second place in the final standings,” concluded the former GP500 racer.