The 2022 Aragon MotoGP will be held this weekend (18/9) at the Aragon Circuit, Spain. Monster Energy Yamaha racer, Fabio Quartararo, who is attracted by the Yamaha YZR-M1 2023 engine, wants to rush to use the engine this year as well. But that’s not possible.
The 18th series of the 2022 MotoGP takes place at MotorLand Aragon, Spain. This series is an event for Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) to prove his worth as a candidate for the 2022 MotoGP world champion.
On the other hand, this series is also a momentum for the defending champion, Fabio Quartararo, to stay away from Bagnaia’s pursuit. In the provisional drivers’ standings table, Quartararo still leads, but is only 30 points away from ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia.
Fabio Quartararo undergoing a Misano 2022 test session Photo: Yamaha Monster Energy
Quartararo himself tested Yamaha’s new engine in the Misano test on 6 and 7 September 2022. The machine, which has been touched by the hands of a former F1 engineer, Luca Marmorini, has succeeded in making El Diablo smitten because it has better power during acceleration and top speed.
As proof, Quartararo with the M1 2023 was not only the fastest on the second day of the test, but also managed to get close to the performance of the Ducati motorcycle. The French racer was able to achieve a top speed of 298 km/h or 4-5 km/h faster than the top speed inscribed during Sunday’s race. Fabio Quartararo also recorded the absolute best time with the achievement of 1 minute 31.054 seconds.
Well, ahead of the Aragon 2023 MotoGP, Quartararo apparently wants to rush to use the machine this year. But by regulation, it is certainly illegal to do so. Because Dorna forbids engine development for one season running. The machine can only be used when the new season arrives.
“I wish I could put up a 2023 engine for the year, but that’s not possible,” Quartararo said Crash.
However, the French racer can still use other newly developed components, such as the chassis. “But we will have a new chassis which I think is an improvement in some areas and maybe a bit worse in some (other areas).”
“I think we will try it tomorrow. I don’t know if (it will be in) FP1 or FP2. I will try the new chassis and see how it works, but I am quite confident,” said the 2021 MotoGP world champion.
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