Fabio Quartararo Describes 2023 Yamaha MotoGP Bike as a Qualifying 'Nightmare'
The 2023 MotoGP season is set to be one of the most highly anticipated in recent years, with new regulations and several high-profile rider and team changes. However, it seems that the Yamaha team is facing some early challenges, with rider Fabio Quartararo describing the 2023 Yamaha MotoGP bike as a "nightmare" in qualifying trim.
According to a report on motorsport.com, Quartararo has been struggling with the Yamaha bike during qualifying sessions, saying that it lacks grip and stability. This has resulted in him struggling to post competitive lap times and starting races further back on the grid than he would like.
Quartararo is widely regarded as one of the most talented riders in the MotoGP paddock, having won several races and challenged for the championship in recent seasons. However, he will need to overcome these early difficulties if he is to have a shot at the title this year.
It remains to be seen what changes the Yamaha team will make to improve the bike's performance in qualifying trim. However, it is clear that the team will need to work hard to address the issues that Quartararo has identified if they are to compete at the highest level in 2023.
Despite these challenges, there is still plenty of excitement and anticipation for the new MotoGP season. With the likes of Marc Marquez, Maverick Vinales, and Andrea Dovizioso all making changes to their teams, and new riders such as Raul Fernandez and Pedro Acosta joining the grid, there is sure to be plenty of drama and excitement on and off the track.