After three disappointing races, Fabio Quartararo returns to Misano for San Marino Grand Prix hoping to consolidate lead at the head of MotoGP standings.
With six-time champion Marc Marquez still out of action as he recovers from a broken arm he suffered in the opening race, Quartararo goes into the weekend with a three-point lead in the standings ahead of Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso.
The 21-year-old Frenchman finished second here last year behind Marquez and went on to finish fifth in his rookie year.
“Misano is one of my favourite circuits because it has a little bit of everything, slow corners, fast corners and switching from left to right,” said Fabio Quartararo who rides for the Yamaha satellite team.
“I’m curious to see how it works with the new asphalt and if the conditions will have changed a lot since last year.”
There will be 10,000 spectators at the Marco Simoncelli circuit to see if the flying Frenchman can rediscover his throttle.
Fabio Quartararo won the opening two rounds in Jerez but has failed to reach make the podium since, allowing Dovizioso and the Ducatis as well as the Suzukis, KTMs and the other Yamahas to close the gap.