Quartararo Demoted Due to Tire Pressure Breach

April 27, 2024Speed Trap Magazine

Fabio Quartararo has lost his 3rd place finish result in the Spanish GP Sprint race for breaching the tire pressure limits set by the governing body. A a result Quartararo’s penalty drops him behind in fifth place, while Pedrosa moves up to third and Franco Morbidelli is promoted to fourth.

Quartararo said, “On the first lap, I gained close to ten positions, and I think this was the key to be fighting for a podium position. The track conditions were really tricky, and this caused many crashes at the front of the pack. Many people crashed in one particular corner, so I thought there was something on the track there, but I stayed focused, and I think it was great for us to be fighting, with Dani especially. He was behind me all the Sprint race: I could hear his bike. I didn’t know until the last two laps that I was fighting for third position, but it was nice. Especially the last lap was quite impressive. The penalty is a shame, but tomorrow we can try again. Hopefully, we can make a similar start, but realistically, if we’re able to finish inside the top 10, I think that would be a really great result.”