The 2021 world champion was left dissatisfied with Yamaha’s 2024 engine prototype on the Misano take a look at final week, noting that he “expected much better”.
“I examined it and the sensation was… I anticipated significantly better from this take a look at, however we’ve to remain Positive and attempt to analyse what occurred to enhance for [the] Valencia take a look at,” Quartararo mentioned on the time.
“I want to check it extra, however like I mentioned I anticipated higher.
“The sensation is completely different, however I believe I anticipated extra energy and [it] was a bit of bit troublesome to say one thing Positive about this engine.”
These feedback had been in stark distinction to Yamaha staff director Massimo Meregalli’s, who advised motogp.com: “We might get what we anticipated earlier than we began using.
“We had some targets to achieve. Anyway, the brand new engine is barely sooner, as we anticipated, constantly. It seems prefer it’s additionally simpler to experience.”
Quartararo’s finest pace throughout the San Marino GP weekend was 298.3km/h within the dash, whereas his high pace within the take a look at was 295km/h (although the previous was seemingly set with use of a tow).
Talking to DAZN on Thursday previous to this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, Quartararo stood by his feedback in regards to the take a look at being “a disappointment”.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
Photograph by: Srinivasa Krishnan
He additionally feels the rider’s feedback have to be taken extra severely and notes that Yamaha has to turn out to be extra “aligned” if it hopes to rework its fortunes in 2024.
“On the Misano take a look at we noticed the staff supervisor’s feedback and mine, which had been black and white, completely completely different,” he started.
“I can clearly say that the take a look at it was a disappointment and that it was lower than the usual I anticipated.
“We did not take a step ahead, in no way. But when the staff supervisor says it is higher, it’s important to hearken to him.”
He added: “In the long run, one says white and one says black.
“The rider’s feedback I believe are a bit extra vital, it is the rider who checks the bikes and who has the sensation if they’re simpler to experience or not.
“If we begin [like this] and we aren’t aligned in fact 2024 would be the identical or worse.”