Quartararo: Pole lap was the best ‘I have ever done in my life’

Italian GP pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo has said his qualifying lap today which handed him first was the best he has ever done.

The Frenchman will start from the front tomorrow for the fourth race in a row and continues to show incredible pace in 2021.

Quartararo has been on the pace all weekend and has consistently looked like the fastest rider on the track all year.

Despite leading the championship by just one point, the Yamaha rider is unlucky to not be leading by more after arm pump issues in Jerez caused him to drop down the field from first.

Speaking after qualifying, the 22-year-old said he was on the limit throughout the 1m45.187s sprint, and it was the best lap he has ever done.

“This was probably the best lap I have ever done in my life,” he said in a press release.

“This is the type of track where you can really feel the adrenaline, I was on the limit everywhere.

“In the first sector, I was moving all the time, but I just said ’I‘m going to send it‘. I really wanted to do the fastest lap today, and it worked.”

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Quartararo will now be looking to take his third win of the year and increase his lead in the championship over his rivals.

The French rider said the pole position is important heading into tomorrow, and dedicated the lap to Jason Dupasquier, who suffered a horrific crash in Moto3 qualifying today.

“I’m actually really looking forward to seeing the onboard lap, because for sure it will look amazing,” he said.

“Today was a good day. I really wanted this pole position, because I know it‘s important for us for the race.

“I enjoyed that lap. I want to dedicate this pole to Jason Dupasquier, who had a really bad crash earlier today. I hope that he’s okay. I’m praying for him and his family.”