The MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo is not perturbed by Francesco Bagnaia’s recent run of good form.

Why it matters: Bagnaia is currently 48 points adrift of Quartararo, though he has clawed back 22 points in the last two races.


  • Bagnaia will start the Americas GP from pole position with Quartararo starting behind him in P2.
  • Bagnaia is the first Italian rider to claim a hat-trick of pole positions since his mentor Valentino Rossi in 2009.

What he had to say:

  • “In his position, he is doing the perfect job since Aragon. He’s made three pole positions, two wins, so he couldn’t do better,” Quartararo told
  • “But to be honest I feel also good in this track. Then of course on Sundays before the start, you always feel a little bit more nervous.”
  • “In the race in Misano I was feeling more nervous than normal, but this is normal. You are getting closer to the end and you feel nervous.”
  • “But as soon as I start the race I feel normal, so at the moment it’s not a big difference.”

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