Fabio Quartararo says his MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix won’t be a case of “surviving” for damage limitation, after qualifying in 10th for the second Red Bull Ring race.
The championship leader struggled to eighth place in last week’s Austrian Grand Prix due to a braking issue, and was only seventh at the Czech GP having dominated the opening two rounds at Jerez last month.
On Friday at the Styrian GP, Quartararo was left baffled by a “really bad feeling” with the tyres on his Petronas SRT Yamaha.
Quartararo had “no grip” in qualifying on Saturday despite making a step forward with set-up in practice and could only manage 10th – though he will start ninth as a result of third-placed Johann Zarco’s pitlane start penalty.
When asked if his Styrian GP would be one of survival, Quartararo said: “I will attack because I think it’s really important to not stay